Buoyed by an unexpectedly good run yesterday, I’ve completely blown away my goal of running 20 miles this week.
- Tues: nothing
- Wed: 4.5
- Thurs: 3.5
- Fri: 4.5
- Sat: nothing
- Sun: 8.2
- Mon: 4.5
Pretty good for a week I began on a business trip. Yesterday I netted fewer than 100 calories! I don’t expect to repeat these numbers again soon – and I don’t want to get accustomed to running this much on a regular basis, as it’s definitely an outlier for me and not a level of activity I can maintain. Yesterday’s run was the longest run I have ever completed, in my entire life. Which feels great! But not sustainable.
Goal for the coming week: 18 miles. Much more sustainable.
Tomorrow is weigh in day, I’ll see if any of this has translated into a loss. I’ve been minding my intake much more closely this week so with any luck I’ll see things headed the right direction. I definitely feel better, physically and mentally, when I’m following my program, which is a huge plus for me.
It’s strange – when I’m following my program I feel good and righteous and in control. When I’m not I feel off balance, out of control, and anxious. And yet that doesn’t stop me from running roughshod over the mental signals that tell me what I should be doing. You would think that the benefits would outweigh the drawbacks…someday I hope to be the kind of person for whom they do. Till then, I’ll just keep being the kind of person who embraces the corrective phases when they are necessary.