Yesterday it was tough to roll out of bed. Well, everyday is tough, but yesterday seemed just a bit tougher. I made it up anyway, and resolved to put in 5 miles. I didn’t quite make it. I didn’t feel good and my legs were dead. Ugh.
As the day wore on, I believe I uncovered that I had some allergy issues going on. It has been a while since I’ve been bothered by them, but I’m pretty sure that was the case. I feel a bit better now and hope to tear back into it on Wednesday with another 5 miler.
I really felt negative yesterday on top of everything! Maybe it was the allergy deal, but I kept thinking that it is easier to feel negative than it is to feel positive. You have to really work at it to get into a positive frame of mind. Negativity really impacts my runs in a bad way. I mustered all I could yesterday to be positive, and it helped a bit, but not as much as I’d have hoped.
Today is much better, so I’ll chalk it up to a physical ailment. I’m hoping to hit the gym a little later this afternoon for a light weight/recumbent bike cross-training, and I should be feeling strong by Wednesday for another run.
Was happy to see that my weight loss, which had been stagnant for a week, kicked in again. Down two more lbs for a total of 57. Some big milestones coming up, so I’m hopeful it continues to stay in gear. I’ll certainly do my part!
I’m currently reading “A Few Degrees from Hell,” a collection of experiences from the 2003 Badwater Ultramarathon. It is an enjoyable read, and thinking of what these people went through helps me push through my piddly 5 milers!
Enjoy your progress!