Friday, May 6, 2011

I'll take a second helping, please!

I saw this sticker the other day and liked it. I was reminded of it this morning when I decided to do just a short (3 mile) run. I'm supposed to be tapering to rest and prepare for the half marathon on Sunday, but yesterday I tried that and just felt like I was bouncing off the walls. I ended up feeling ungrounded and even a little depressed from not exercising... I finally did get on the treadmill and walk for about an hour but by that point it was late in the day... too late to do much good for my mental well-being.

So today, I approached things a little differently. I ran a quick 3 miles and then walked for just a little bit more. Not so much exercise as to overtax my muscles (my normal runs are closer to 7 miles), but hopefully enough to make me feel a little more centered than yesterday.

Does this mean I'm addicted to exercise/running? I'm guessing that is a distinct possibility. I never dreamed that I'd be one of "those" people... but then I guess one of the mottoes I live my life by is "never say never" you just don't know when it will come back to bite you in the rear!

Today's Run
3.1 Miles (5K)
35 Minutes
5.3 mph


Shannon said...

You are truly inspiring to me :) I'm on a weightloss journey to lose 100 lbs. I've lost 18.2 in 8 weeks doing the new WW PointsPlus, walking and working out at the Y. I even jogged a bit a few days ago! I think that no matter your size, you can walk/run! *I love this sticker, too!


Run with Jess said...

I love love love that sticker!!
It's so hard for me to sit still and relax b4 a race too! Good Luck to you!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

It's great to find another PNW runner, I saw Run with Jess' shout out to you for the Hippie Chick Half. I'm running it too. Good luck, let's keep the rain away for Sunday.

Jen said...

i have been wanting to run and cross train all week - I have been holding back....3 miles is my plan tonight then wait for Sunday.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

New follower! I love the sticker! I love 5ks but I am a bit of a speedster. I am also learning to love half marathons, maybe someday a marathon!