this would be longer but biggest loser is on

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.

if I see someone spit on the indoor track I will get them with my key!
if I see someone spit on the indoor track I will get them with my key!

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.

two different socks but my ice matches!
two different socks but my ice matches!

Oh and my mood definitely improved!  But where did my endurance go?  Anyone?

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3 thoughts on “this would be longer but biggest loser is on

  1. 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 :)

  2. 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?????

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