"Creak. Crack! Pop. Ouch! Ugh." This was the sound symphony that could be heard as I walked from my bed the bathroom this morning. The reason? I have not run since sometime last week. I think it was the time I ran EIGHT miles. Ugh.
Not that anyone wants to hear my excuses but...after I ran the eight miles I then worked outside our house doing landscaping (not just planting little flowers but digging up mammoth bushes kind-of landscaping), painting the exterior of our house and stuff like that for two whole days. Somewhere in the middle of that a kid got sick or something (its all a blur now) and our sleep pattern got flip flopped. Well, theirs did but mine didn't which= me no sleep for a couple days.
So all of that led me to the brink of exhaustion which I was extremely aware of. So I took a day off from running. Which was wise. But then another day off and another and another... Didn't I just write about this slippery slope? Anyway, I went an entire week without running. But I kept eating like I was burning nearly 1000 calories per day.
*sad face* :(
But-- I went to my meeting today. I weighed-in. I faced the music. I can't even remember what it said; I think I gained about 3 or 4 pounds. But that was that. I didn't dwell on it more than a few seconds. I got my pick-me-up from my sweet friends and here I am writing to you in an emotionally stable state. Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of my life. The past has no control over me. It can influence me and it can teach me but it CAN NOT control me.
Instead I will celebrate the fact that I am now so "in shape" that it hurts me to not workout instead of the other way around! 5 miles tomorrow, 13 miles on May 1!