THANK YOU ALL for keeping me in check!! As promised….
The phone call to my nutritionist yesterday was very anti-climatic. I had 2 phone numbers for her. I had not talked to her since she moved to a new office. So after sitting with the number plugged in for literally 25 mins as I did my lonely drive to No Where yesterday for work, I finally worked up the courage and just pushed ‘Send’. Well, that was her old number. I breathed… said that was a good practice round, and plugged in the 2nd number I have for her. After another 20 mins of staring at it, I pushed ‘Send’ and held my breath. Answering machine. All of that anxiety, and all I accomplished yesterday was leaving a message for her. Hey, it is a start, and I am so proud of myself for actually pushing send. Baby steps! Hopefully she will call me back today or tomorrow!
On Monday I ordered my FIRST pair of compression socks!! To say I am a little excited for them to get here is an understatement!! Come on UPS!!! Also any tips/advice on how or when to wear them is much appreciated. I really have no idea what I am doing with them. Are they only for races? Only for long runs? Only for cold days? Seriously… help needed!
I did not do 5 @ 5 this morning. I wanted to do a bit of a harder run today and I wasn’t sure the pace they were going this morning. Last week is was very slow. And being 5am and all I really didn’t want to take off on my own, in the dark. So I will run after work this evening…
Although with all that being said, I am pretty sore this morning from my little circuit training on Monday. Thanks to FitnesscrEATures and this little shin-dig–
GREAT workout. If you have never read their blog… please do!! They are so sweet and hilarious and they kick you-know-what with workouts like these!!
My girl Sarah at PickyRunner wrote a wonderful post this morning regarding balanced meals. That is the #1 thing I want in my life right now. Balance. We are raised to think that “no one is Normal” or “don’t shoot for Normalcy”… but right now with my eating habits, all I want is to be Normal. Sarah’s meals are what to me are the definition of balance, healthy, and normal. I want to get there. I am past the starvation stage that I basically suffered through for 2 years, but now I find myself in the “I have no self-control with this bag of (insert: granola/pretzles/tortillas/carrots/animal crackers).
People (ahem my dad) says “But this is good, you NEED to eat lots! You NEED to gain weight! You can afford all these calories!!” First of all, I don’t really think that is true. Empty calories are just that-empty calories. I want to make them count. And second of all, the whole point is to mentally be where I don’t even think about what I am/am not eating. I want to eat when I am hungry, stop when full. Eating bags of food when I sit down is not normal. It is not a healthy habit. I do not want to trade one bad habit for another!! That is just silly and counterproductive. I want to fix the source of my problems. Which is my head. And with that, I need to master the Art of Balance.
**Stay tuned for a post on my proposed Marathon Training Plan!! I am very excited and would love your feedback on what worked/didn’t work on YOUR marathon!!
How do you guys define Balance?
Please help on my Compression Socks newbie status!!!