I kicked Monday’s ass today and I’m totally shattered for it! I ran 9km this morning in the gym – the furthest I’ve ever ran. I could have cried I was that proud of myself. For someone who runs Marathons or 10 milers it’s nothing but all I think back to is 16 year old, overweight me who could not run 10 minutes on a treadmill without giving up. I have surprised myself constantly with what my body is capable of. Progress is as much a mental game as it is physical as well and I’m finally getting there! I’ve trained hard enough to know when enough really is enough and when I can push through. I feel like I’m ready for my 10k now and can use the next 8 weeks to work on shaving down my time, determined to run it in under an hour. I’m super excited for my first race and have a feeling I may have caught the racing bug!
My positive energy from such a great run continued throughout the day and I had a really productive and busy day at work, making time fly by. I love nothing more than to work my way through a monster To Do List, ticking each thing off as it’s done. It’s so therapeautic and I get a real kick out of knowing I worked hard.
My intake for today was:
- Nutrigrain Granola Bar
- Nutrigrain Raisin Bar
- Rice Krispies Bar (this was an unnecessary 5pm snack)
- Salad w/ Chicken Breast
- Turkey Bolognese w/ Wholemeal Fusili
- 5 Small Chicken Bites (again, unnecessary)
I really need to cut out snacking so much. I don’t really snack at all on my days off work but in the office I tend to graze throughout the day. It’s something I’m working on but for now I’m also happy enough with my progress in upping my calorie intake.
I think it will be a strength training session for me tomorrow to give my knee a rest. I can’t run more than 2 days consecutively so I’m going to try alternating my days; one day running, one day strength training and see if that helps at all. Fingers crossed.
I’m off to try get some sleep as my eyes are closing on me! Goodnight All.