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.