The Container Store is my new LOVE. Check this out…
I mean, couldn’t you find a reason to buy everything in there? Ya… you could.
Yesterday I did something kinda bad…
Not bad in the, “Oh my gosh Andrea you are a horrible person I hate you” way…
…but bad in a “Andrea you are kind of a hypocrite and don’t follow through on what you know is good/healthy for you and what you preach about on your blog.”
I mentioned on my Workout Recap post that I wanted to do a speed workout on the treadmill early yesterday morning. Well, as we runners know, many times our runs, workouts, cardio, etc, do not always go as plan. Some days, you just can’t get it done… our bodies are telling us to stop.
Yesterday morning was one of those tough, tough runs (physically and mentally) that I could not seem to push through. Rather than a speed workout, I was happy to complete 5 miles at a much slower than normal pace for me. (And that “slow” pace was feelin’ hard.) I was unhappy with the run… my body was tired, I could tell. I had demanded a lot of it lately!
Here is where I become a hypocrite– at about 1pm, I decided I just had to do another run. So I ran outside this time ((in the 95 degree heat)) and did another 5 miles.
So I pulled a “two-a-day” when there is absolutely no reason for me to do so. It was purely because I was unsatisfied with my morning workout because my body was trying to tell me it was TIRED, and instead of rest I pushed it to do another run only 6 hours later. Badddd Andrea…
I am constantly telling people advice such as, Take a few days off! Listen to your body! REST your body! Don’t get injured by over doing it! Cross-train!
I am even constantly reminding myself of things that my nutritionist, therapist, parents, other bloggers, say… Running isn’t all you are! You are so much more! Working out does not dictate your life! Relax with your rigid exercise schedule! Don’t overdo it! DO NOT exercise to eat… you ALWAYS deserve to eat!
I know all these things… I believe all of these things. I trust the many people who tell me these things. I talk and write as if I am this girl who is on a smooth and healthy food/fitness/body-image healing path… but I am a hypocrite.
…But don’t “Run-the-Run”
The moment I had a bad workout and thought about all the food I was going to eat that day on a BAD workout, I immediately knew I had to do something else. I had to get just one more solid workout in…
I was not going out on that run For-The-Love-Of-Running. That would have been a great reason… I wish that were the reason! No, I was going out on that run because I was unsatisfied by my first run of the morning and wanted to burn more calories, get another cardio session in the middle of my day to justify my large breakfast and maybe keep up the ‘burn’ throughout dinner.
It made me realize that I might be all “Talk” and no “Walk” ((or in this case Run)). I am not putting into action the advice I am given and the words I write.
I am now aware of this.
I am really going to make the effort to follow through with this idea of letting my actions prove my words. Heeding my own advice….
I hope you all have a great and thriving Thursday!!
Do you find yourself all Talk and no Walk (run)??
What are your plans for the weekend? Remember, weekends start on Thursday nights now… 🙂