Sunday, November 7, 2010

Coming Out of the Funk

In case you need solid evidence of the funk I've been in, behold my weekly recap:

Monday: nada
Tuesday: ice cream on the couch while watching Biggest Loser
Wednesday: 700 m. swim (a glimpse of hope!)
Thursday: resting up from that swim, apparently
Friday: nothing
Saturday: 6 miles
Sunday: 4 miles, 25 min. strength work

I think the funk actually started clearing on Thursday. I had a couple of aha moments. One may or may not have involved stepping on the scale. Yikes. The other was that little nagging voice in the back of my mind trying to remind me that running and working out always makes me feel better. I've never felt more stressed or upset AFTER a run - it always helps. So Thursday night I sat down and made plan for the rest of the month (Friday was an intentional rest day because I had some other stuff going on).

My runs yesterday and today, while slow, felt good. I was happy to be outside (admidst the steady sound of gun shots - hello hunting opener) and happy to be moving. I'm planning on jumping back into morning running this week - hopefully daylight savings time will help. You'd think after running for nearly 10 years, it would be a no brainer to run through stress and life drama. And yet the cheesecake and the ice cream still have their pull . . . I'm a work in progress!


the dawn said...

i'm totally banking on the daylight savings fairy to grant me an early morning workout session tomorrow. i'm sure that it all depends on how quickly i fall asleep tonight...

and i did the SAME thing. whenever i am not in "training" and i don't have a schedule i totally slack off. so today while watching football i mapped out my next 5 weeks of running. just so that i don't end up doing nothing :)

MCM Mama said...

I had the exact same week - minus the hunters LOL. Glad you came up with a plan.

Marlene said...

Here's hoping that next week is un-funk-tastic!

Christine said...

It's hard to stay motivated at this time of the year . It's getting cold and dark so early. Good for to put together a new plan. Good luck! I'm sure next week will be a better week! :)

Anonymous said...

Hahaha your week there is better than most of mine have been in the last three!

Hopefully with DST, I will be getting up earlier :)

DRog said...

We are all a work in progress!
Good job on the plan - smart move this time of year!

good job gettin out there yesterday and today

I am calling in tomorrow morning to get a One time delay in my Jury duty, which actually starts tomorrow morning..if you have any tips email me! drogmn (at) gmail dot com

hate to call in day of duty but there is no way I can make it happen, Ill have all 3 kids in the car hopefully they take some sympathy on me??

take care have a great week


Diana said...

Funny how everyone who watches The Biggest Loser is usually eating something that is high caloric!

We're a work in progress from the minute we arrive on this planet!
Keep up with mind games-the hardest part to running is just getting out the door! And don't forget; the "bell" won't swing itself!

RunMommyRun said...

If there is one thing I know about you, you always get back on the horse after a very temporary fall off of it. Here's to a better week soon!

Katie A. said...

Sometimes we need one of the weeks to just back off and check out! I can totally relate! You have a ton going on! And I promise, it will get better!
Do you wear any extra bright clothes when you're out running on the weekend to stay safe from the hunters? I don't want to worry about you!