Roadblock #1

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I hit my first roadblock recently. I've been stressed at work and got sick. Shark week is (hopefully) approaching so I've been extra tired and hungry too. Over the past week, I have over eaten and under exercised. I know I needed the rest to get over this stupid cold, but I really shouldn't have been over indulging in food. When I'm not feeling well, I definitely turn to food for comfort. I've had candy and ribs and ramen. Straight up junk food. I need to get my eating back under control. It's hard to not be critical of myself when I slip like this.

On a positive note: I signed up for my first race today! It's a 4 mile Turkey Trot. I have 3 friends doing it with me. Actually, I have 6 or 7 friends doing the race, but 4 of us have vowed to stick with the slowest runner (pretty sure that's going to be me). The others are competitive runners and will be in a different group. It'll be fun since afterwards we'll drink some beer and start making Thanksgiving dinner.

I'm still debating whether I should run today. I don't feel terrible anymore, but I do still have some sneezing and sniffles. It's definitely on the way out, but I don't want it to come back or turn into something worse. Now that I have a race to work towards, I'm feeling the pressure. Every run I do, gets me that much closer to my goal of 4 miles.
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    Hope you feel better soon. I emphasize rest for myself, even when I'm not under the weather, so just think of it as a 'necessary' evil. One always gets kudos for getting up and exercising, but rest is necessary and healing. Take advantage of your cold! Take care!!!
    1707 days ago
    Take it easy for one more day. You probably *could* workout, but it won't hurt to rest up a little more.

    You can get back on the wagon food-wise. I know you can do it! It's hard (trust me - Halloween is the start of the all-chocolate, all-the-time season, I know), but you can do it!

    I'm doing a Turkey Trot this year, too! I can't wait!!
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