Off Course

Life is out-seriousing me. I haven't been to the gym in almost a week (first my period whallopped me , and then the second bridal sho...

Life is out-seriousing me.

I haven't been to the gym in almost a week (first my period whallopped me, and then the second bridal shower kept me from the gym for 3 days as well as making food logging a challenge/utterly depressing).  I ate Dunkin Donut Cinnamon Sugar Munchkins. I ate Eggplant Rollatini with Ricotta. I ate cake. I ate a NYC everything bagel (got walnut/raisin cream cheese and didn't like it, so I scraped it all off).

So with 10 days left in my 100 (miles) in September challenge, I'm way behind.  I've completed 51 miles. I need to run 5 miles every day until the end of the month, with only 1 day of wiggle room. This means, it'd behoove me to double up and do 10m (~16k) on the weekend. 

However, this weekend I'm scheduled to travel this weekend as well.  I did the only thing I could -- asked the person I'm supposed to visit if she has guest passes to her gym. I figured it was worth asking about versus stressing out.  Luckily she was able to accomodate the request.  This is a huge relief.

This morning I woke up late. I didn't get to the gym.
I haven't eaten lunch (unless you consider a spoonful of peanut butter lunch).

I need to get back into the swing of things. I was doing so well there for a while.
I will not feel like a failure. I'll just acknowledge this as all part of the struggle.

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9 comments

  1. Y'know, you could just suck it up and do one 49-mile run...

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  2. And then there's that Jack.
    I'll do it if you do it.

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  3. *snort* Yeah...if Jack runs 49 miles in one run, I'll do it, too.

    Ahem...quit beating yourself up. Persistence, not perfection.

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  4. Angela, my dear, I do think that might become a "New Rule"

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  5. I'm with Jack. . . Hit it girl! lol

    Life gets in the way sometimes. I'm sure you will bounce back :)

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  6. Life definitely gets in the way sometimes!! I know you will get through it, can't wait to read about it! xx

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  7. Hey, it was summer right? Give yourself some slack ;)

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  8. It's much easier for me to exercise in the summer. It's much harder for me to get to the gym when it's dark in the morning, or dark at night.

    However, I'm considering going to a tanning bed for 5-10 minutes/week to just help with my SAD/Vitamin D issues. Maybe that will help get me into the gym when I just want to hibernate.

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  9. Thank you for sharing and being honest. Life does get in the way sometimes...and I have no doubt that you'll conquer it. And if I haven't told you before--thanks for the inspiration.

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