Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Off the wagon

Well, this sucks. I feel like a huge piece of excrement for not running since...two Sundays ago. I knew this past week was going to be tough exercise-wise (say that 5 times fast) but had no idea I'd handle (or NOT handle, as it turned out) being on the road and training this poorly. I didn't do a damn thing. I take that back, I walked twice. Last Tuesday night after work Dave and I headed to Tallahassee to visit friends. We spent time just hanging out, shopping, eating, etc until Friday morning when we left for Nashville. We did the same thing in Nashville at Kim and Jeff's (but with a little more drinking involved) and then I left Sunday afternoon. Since I've been home I have done some cleaning, eating, and have been watching lots of tv (Veronica Mars, The L Word, Significant Others - HILARIOUS show...I can't believe it only lasted 2 short seasons on Bravo!) Despite my fear of cursing myself, I'm going to go ahead and say I'm going to run 3 miles tonight. I think I will feel A LOT better afterwards and hopefully it will reignite my excitement and dedication to this project. Right now I just feel kinda lost and lonely being home alone. There is a ton of stuff that I need to do since I'll be moving in 2 weeks (geez where did the time go?!) but I can't seem to get motivated to do anything at all - except eat and watch tv, of course.

In other news, when I weighed myself last week I had lost 2 pounds, which was super exciting since it's the first time the scale has budged in a few YEARS. No joke. But I'm sure I set everything straight with my bingeing, lazy ass behavior from last week. I wonder if any other lbs appeared with the other 2...I really hope not. I guess we'll see. UPDATE: My 2 little friends are back and brought 1/2 lb with them. Way to go, guys.

This sucks. I hope I have happier, more productive things to write about tomorrow. Oh, I just thought of something I have to look forward to: the new season of Workout starts tonight. Much as I hate to say it I friggin LOVE that show! Woo hoo!


Amy said...

I'm sure its fine, you probably just weighed yourself at a different time of day. :)
Besides, I think it takes having a little setback and getting back on track again to be able to tell yourself that you really are committed. So go run, it'll be fun and maybe a little painful.

tmac96 said...

Hey, don't beat yourself up too much over taking some time off. Just consider it your "cutback" week! You'll get right back into it soon with no problems, I'm sure of it!

Hey, believe it or not, my DH and I just recently joined the 21st century and got cable. Just found the show Workout the other day. I kept thinking, this show is crazy, yet, I couldn't take my eyes off of it! :-)

Irish Cream said...

No worries :) It happens to the best of us. Just force yourself to get out there tonight . . . I'm betting you'll then remember how great it feels to complete a run and will be right back on track again!

MissAllycat said...

When you fall off the wagon, you just have to get back on! Good luck!

julie said...

just get out there! bring your running shoes everywhere, and before you leave home, schedule in your head when you'll do your runs... and use a mapping website to choose cool routes!

"If you think you can, or think you can't, you're right."

~Henry Ford