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.