Today was a good day.
I woke up (slightly later than I wanted) and managed to get 1 mile in.
I felt good, nonetheless.
Remember the Jeff Galloway quote that I love?
"When I finish a run, every part of me is smiling."
That was how I felt this morning.
All three dogs went with me.
No one was on a leash.
We just ran like a bunch of wild, free women!
Even poor old Buttercup managed to slug it out like a champ!
I had many thoughts in my mind. And this run was definitely THE run that I needed.
I can sum up my thoughts with a few words.
I will feed my body.
Because without food, this chick just can't run strongly.
And when she doesn't run, nothing is smiling.
I don't know why I had faltered and entertained the thoughts I had before.
I don't think I am that much of a basket case.
I know nutrition. I am sensible. I have a boyfriend who thinks I am pretty fabulous.
Goes to show how influential peer/family pressure is, I guess.
- I don't think showing race bibs and medals and pictures will convince them of anything. In fact, I have been advised to quit running because it is bad on the joints. But I love running. I will scale back like I am doing now, but I am NOT going to stop running.
- I don't cry in front of my parents. That is a sign of weakness. In fact, I don't remember the last time I cried in front of them. I must have been weeee young then.
- How have I dealt with this issue in the past? I told them I'm more active than ever, run farther, lift heavier, eat better, loving life all the more than ever before. It didn't do a thing.
Since I was running a little late, I had some Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of granola and honey.
I made lunch plans with a teacher and her aide so I won't work through lunch. I ordered a taco and an enchilada and was careful with the chips and salsa.
For dinner, I made something yummy - shrimp and pasta. I ate. I enjoyed every bite.
Now, I just want to swim a few laps or run another mile, or walk a mile. Anything.
And I want some apples and oranges later tonight as a snack.
I am not taking this issue lightly because issues like this isn't a light issue.
But, after today's food and reading comments y'all left, I am banging my head against the wall for even doing what I did before and thought before.
What was I thinking?