Thursday, February 10, 2011

Not the Greatest

Last night was NOT the best run ever.  One of those runs where I struggled through EVERY step.  I thought I'd be able to get in a good 7 miles or more, but I barely squeaked out 4 1/2 because I spent so much time procrastinating ... stretching ..... watching the kids play .... yeah OK, procrastinating.

I hit up the local track and did a few laps, then sets of stairs and repeated that off and on for an hour and a half, only actually getting about 45 minutes of running in there.  Never did fall into a rhythym.  Had to force it all.  But I was out there, it was BLOODY cold so it just made sense to keep moving.

My legs felt like LEAD and I never really did warm-up much.  I couldn't seem to run fast enough to get the blood flowing properly.  It was just below the freezing mark, but not by much.  We'll just call this one character building and move on.

Last year (Feb 19th) I found this little beauty in my garden as a sign of spring to come. 

Hmmm, right now everything is frozen.  Any chance one of these babies will pop up in the next 9 days????  Definitely wishful thinking.
I'm back on the roller coaster again.  I'm thinking this has to be hormonal.  Last month around Jan 9th I had the same thing.  One day to the next I'm suddenly STARVING.  And while I'm eating more than I should, the weight gain is crazy.  4 lbs in the last 3 days ... and wouldn't you know it, almost a month to the day!  I ate ALL my lunch by 11AM today and could easily eat another full meal now at noon. 

I don't know whether to just eat a little more (but try not to go crazy overboard) and then just let things settle out again in a few days.  Or, really put my foot down and not let whatever it is take over.  I'm not stressed or anything, I feel 100%, I'm just H-U-N-G-R-Y!

All I know is I hope it does the same as last month and in a few more days I can start dropping weight again.  Body's are funny machines!

Keep Active!



Marlene said...

The weight/appetite roller coaster must have something to do with your cycle - how frustrating!

I would love to see ANYTHING green coming from the earth but it's definitely not happening here any time soon! We are buried in several feet of snow. Bah.

Terri said...

Hooray for spring! :) It will come!

Marcelle said...

Reading your blog I feel you are human and having the human experience...I'm inclined to think I can never be like Heidi..etc etc, you know how we compare...and NO I will never be like you in many area's but hearing you having these human experiences makes me relate to you on this level, this journey is up and down all the time, you never know what tomorrow holds for you.
Spring will bring many changes...our spirits will be uplifted again.

Fran said...

That's funny: my Wednesday run was a disaster too, same things you had to struggle with. I made it up today with a great run. Am sure your next run will be great too.

Could be the hormones playing tricks with you, hope it will pass soon.

No sign of Spring here either although we have temperatures above 0 C and sometimes days with sunshine.

Nikki said...

You're right, it was freakin cold that night. I wasn't feelin' it either. Got my run done, but it was sure nothing special.

Nej said...

The human body is retarded sometimes, I swear. You know the difference between eating because you're hungry and eating because it's if you're still hungry, eat a little more. Maybe your body is trying to tell you something????