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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!!!
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    1707 days ago
  • MINATHERED
    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!!
    1707 days ago
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