Most of the time I have no problem convincing myself to go for a run, or to run a certain distance. But every once in a while I am just not feeling it and have to “lie to myself” in order to make things happen. Sometimes I tell myself I am only going to run a mile, just to get my butt on the treadmill, and then I add miles one at a time until I get to my goal distance.
Yesterday, I headed out for a 10 mile run. It was an absolutely beautiful morning.
Once I got to mile 6 I realized that I miscalculated my route and would end up home at about 8.5ish miles. So, instead of adding it on at the end, I turned into a subdivision and ran an extra mile loop. I just didn’t trust myself to not stop once I got to my house.
The rest of the run I told myself that I could just go straight home, that 9.5 miles would be close enough, even though I knew I was going to run 10 miles. So, just a few feet away from my front door, I turned around and ran back to the entrance of my subdivision and then back home again to make it an even 10.0 miles. I knew I was going to do that the entire run, but told myself I didn’t have to in order to make it happen.
Trying to explain yesterday’s thought process in a logical way makes me realize how crazy I am. I guess I will have to accept that if crazy gets me to 10 miles, then crazy I will be.
I am going to blame the crazy on the hills. Check out those changes in elevation!
Before run breakfast was a yummy batch of overnight oats with Better’N Peanut Butter and bananas.
After my run I was crazy hungry and shoved breakfast in my mouth as fast as possible and I completely forgot to add something green. I broke my Lent vow on Good Friday. Great.
I worked from home yesterday, so lunch was hot off the stove / out of the oven.
This was my first time trying jelly on eggs with cheese and I have to say I am a huge fan. Expect more of that in the future.
Amazeballs were my afternoon snack. I dare you to stop at one.
My lovely mother brought over some leftovers of my favorite childhood food. Chicken-swiss-and stuffing casserole. I quickly chopped up some veggies for a salad and dinner was good to go. Thanks Mama!
After dinner we headed over to our neighbor’s house to chit chat and watch the first Royals game of the season. I brought
my baby wine.
When we got home I had the munchies, so I popped some popcorn (4) and ate a spoonful of cookie butter (2). Shame.
Thought for the day
Daily points (30) + Activity Points (21)- Eating points (60) = -9
Weekly Points (49) – Mon (2) – Tues (11) + Wed (1) – Thurs (2) - Friday (9) = 26
5 servings of fruits and veggies whole grains when possible 2 servings of dairy
2 tsps of oil – only 1 tsp
limit sugar and alcohol – I limited it, but I had some, so this doesn’t get crossed off.
multivitamin Water: 100 oz.