I am so psyched for Fall. It has been absolutely gorgeous here in southern(ish) Indiana. This makes me appreciate seasons so much! I don’t think I could ever live in a state without Seasons. They are just too darn exciting!
Yesterday I was walking on campus to my evening class with this as my view:
It makes school just slightly more bearable… slightly 😉
Also on the death march walk to class I head the overwhelming urge to feel the Earth. I wanted the grass and dirt between my toes. So, took off my shoes and continued walking barefoot to class. It was a great idea 🙂
The two days of no running I have been doing have been pretty rough! This week over all has been one of many many freakouts, panics, anxiety, sadness, anger, frustration (ha I will not go on with the negative emotions I was feeling… you get it) that was all based around the fact I was feeling like a giant blob. I feel as “soft” and “non-lean” as ever.
I have got a baby “spare tire” thing going on around my lower stomach that I have not had in a long time. And I notice it all the time. When I lean over or sit, it perfectly Rolls right on over the waist band of my shorts…bahhhh.
I don’t understand how my mind so quickly goes from feeling positive with my body, feeling strong only a couple weeks ago (I ran in a sports bra people!!) and then this week feel just so large and plump-y that I am not comfortable in anything. How can I so quickly occupy such a large range of emotions?!?
So my questions to figure out are these:
Is there actually a difference in my body composition in the last 3 weeks that are fueling these thoughts? Do I really have a softer stomach, more rolls, etc than I did a few weeks ago?
Is this all in my mind? Is this just my mind and the Bad Voice and Satan using my weaknesses to tell me I am not good enough?
Bright side of life!!!
I get to run this weekend! I am holding true to my 2 days off (I have been doing lots of strengthening on these days) and am looking forward to running tomorrow and Sunday! I miss my morning runs with the girls as well!!! It is such a therapeutic start to the mornings!
Also, I got some shopping to do today! I have an important Distinguished Alumni Dinner tonight ((it is BUFFET!!) and I need to put on my classy clothes… problem is I live in running clothes. Need to at least find a pencil skirt and some shoes….
And my 2nd ALSO, is that I am going to get some new running shoes! I will need some by the time the Marathon rolls around, but obviously I don’t want to run on brand new shoes (dumb) so I figure I will get them now and break them in! New Balance brand, obviously.
Have a great Friday Folks! I hope it is beautiful weather wherever you are!
What is your go-to nice outfit for dinners that you have to look professional?? (i need help!)
What is your running shoe buying process? When do you get new? Do you alternate? Do you have a racing pair ONLY?