Friday, October 28, 2011

A great run (169.0)

I wasn't able to run yesterday, because the dog needed to go to the vet (she was limping on the knee that had the ACL repaired last year--she now has arthritis) at lunch and had to be picked up after work.  So, no run.

But today I went at lunch, and it was fabulous.  3.25 miles in 37:42, which is an 11:36 pace--my best this year.  The last .25 miles I was at a 10:07 pace, and I felt strong the whole time. 

Yesterday was a crappy food day, though.  Just when I feel cocky about how well I'm doing, I have a day that knocks me for a loop.  I know what the problem was.  I had a lot of emotional stress, between work and the dog and an emotional talk with my daughter and the back-to-back dreary days.  I was nonstop busy all day long.  And I didn't get my run in.

I had choir practice at 7, ran to the grocery after, got a call from Mark at 8:20 telling me Sophie was crying and both the kids wanted to see me before they went to sleep.  I dug down and found some inner peace to give to both my kids when I got home a few minutes later, even though I didn't really have it in me. 

I hadn't eaten dinner before I left for choir.  That, plus all of the above, set me up for a binge last night.  It could have been worse, but it was still a binge. 

Vickie has some great links I read today (this one and this one) that helped me deal with what happened last night.  I already feel more positive about moving forward from the errors of yesterday.  Day has been much better.

2 comments:

Jill said...

What is it with these preteen girls who get so upset so easily?! Oh yeah, raging hormones. I've got one myself who's favorite phrase lately is "it's not fair!".

Glad you got your run in and have a handle on the bad days. You're doing so great! :)

Vickie said...

every time I pop over here, I have the visual that you have been running non stop since Friday.

On preteen girls, it is not automatic that they are upset. They are just like we are - if their emotions are running over, there are reasons. Doing too much, not prioritizing, not communicating, self confidence, whatever. It is just like us.