After work today, I was completely and utterly crabby. The day had not gone how I wanted it to and then of course, it was Monday. By the end of the day, I was DONE. Thankfully, I had already packed my gym bag (yay for foresight!) and I headed over there directly from the office.
The run wasn’t perfect. Two work phone calls and then some sales call interrupted and I feel like all of my endurance has wound up on a shelf that I can’t reach. However, I still did 5 miles! Right before the last mile and a half, I stopped for a drink of water and really thought to myself – do I care about it? Then “Final Countdown” came on my shuffle and it was just the boost I needed! Remember how I told you about that sign at the marathon that said “quitting is not an option?” I hate this sign BUT I am working on my discipline so the thoughts of “do I care?” while are allowed to pass though are not lingered upon!
When I got home tonight, I wasn’t feeling great – a bit nauseous. I ate some almonds and a few other nuts and I felt so much better. I also finished drinking my water bottle and I know I was dehydrated. Did you know almonds help nausea and heartburn? They really do! I also iced my knees. Why haven’t I been doing this sooner?! I will be incorporating this more often.
Oh and my mood definitely improved! But where did my endurance go? Anyone?
3 thoughts on “this would be longer but biggest loser is on”
glad you go in the 5 miles despite endurance not being there (believe me i’m still there right now)
I had no idea about those other benefits of almonds— good thing i have 3 bags in my cupboard :)
Hey you ran 5 miles and that is pretty fantastic!!!! I probably should ice my knees every once in a while. The poor things sure take a beating!
HAHA! I love that e-card. So, so, soooo true.
Anyway– I think your endurance IS there… you just gotta have someone PUSH YOU outta your comfort zone for a while. SPEAKING OF… where’s that training plan?????