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!