Friday, June 18, 2010

Back in the Game!

Yesterday I was determined to get back in the game.  It was time to call it quits on my laziness and since Thursday's are typically when I run with Fleet Feet, I made it my mission to get there in time.  For a back story. I work 30 miles from my house.  It generally takes me over an hour to get home due to the horrendous Baltimore/DC traffic.  I get off at 4:30 and this leaves little time to get home, change, and to the store before the group starts at 6.   When things go well, I make it there with 5-10 minutes to spare.   SO... last night I left work, and wouldn't you know it, heavy traffic right off the bat.  It eased up and I  made it home and to the store in time.

After my Monday Disaster of a run, I was hesitant that my feet wouldn't work with me.  Boy was I wrong.  I ran with a few people doing 2/1 run walks.  Not only were my feet and legs feeling great, but I was feeling awesome the entire run.  We ended up running 4.5 miles to boot!   As some would put it.  I found my mojo.  I plan to run 3 miles tonight, then on Sunday return to my long run with an 8 miler on the NCR Trail. 

On another topic, since I started running again, I really haven't lost much weight.  Looking back, I started out around 217 lbs.  Mostly I've fluctuated between 210 and 215 over the last several months.  This week I started tracking my food intake and have noticed that while I thought I've been eating healthy compared to my old lifestyle, there's still room for improvement.  I realized how easy it is to eat too many calories and/or sodium.  I'm on blood pressure medicine and one of the things I've noticed is just how easy it is to eat way too much sodium.  I'm hoping that if I lower sodium intake, bring my weight below 200, and continue to increase my exercise (both running and non-running), that I'll be able to quit the meds.  So my current goal, adjust my diet to loose around 10-15 lbs and lower sodium intake.  I hope everyone has a great week.  For those with races, good luck!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pretty awesome run last night, James. Congratulations! Doesn't it feel good to get back out there after a bit of a break? Your goals sound like really great ones - realistic and healthy. Good luck!

Adam said...

Way to get back out there. Just like golf, not all runs are great. Just got to get back out there.

I've found that when I run I automatically eat a lot more. tracking it was key to my weight loss (40 lbs or so).

MCM Mama said...

Great job getting back out there! I don't envy your commute. I'm thankful on nearly a daily basis that we live close in to DC.

Good luck on the weight loss.

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Great job finding your mojo again!