Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lead Legs

Holy crap!  First of all, thanks to the new readers who have stopped by to read the blog, commented or sent me emails.  Shiz was starting to get sad and lonely with me just talking to myself, so it was nice to have some interaction.  A lot of you drifted over after Katie from Runs for Cookies kindly posted my Motivational Monday submission, which I am so flattered she did.  She has definitely been a huge inspiration to me, and I was pretty giddy over it.  A few of you posted links to your blogs, and I am definitely going to check those out.  Thanks for sending them over!

Now on to the regular biz.  I woke up this morning with the worst headache EVER!  It's the type of headache you get when you have several glasses of wine and refuse to drink any water even when your husband nags you about it.  (Not that I would know anything about that!)  The thing is, I didn't do anything to have this headache, it just kind of happened.  It finally went away around the time that I ate lunch, but it definitely wasn't fun trying to go about my normal day with that.  One thing that was better when I got up this morning was my knees, which got even wonkier after my run Sunday.  I got so fed up with the pain last night that I slathered on this generic Icy Hot type stuff from Walgreens that is probably so expired that it is a whole other chemical compound now.   Seriously, it has to be like 4 years old, but regardless, I woke up and felt almost normal this morning!

I've done really well with food today, and in fact am probably coming in about 3 points shy of hitting my daily limit!  I am hoping that the scale will budge, because since my big loss on Sunday it's been stagnant.  Tonight we are having grilled pork chops, grilled peppers and braised kale for dinner.  For dessert I get to have my yogurt and chocolate chip concoction!

Today was my first run in April!  I was only going to do 3 miles but ended up doing 3.66.  I usually get really anal about doing an even distance, but I couldn't be bothered with being neurotic today.  I still am waiting on some big wave of stamina to hit me, and it hasn't come yet.  It's so frustrating, my time today was 46:31, which really sucks frankly.  I can't explain it, but it feels like my legs are made of lead and it's everything I can do to move them forward the last few time I've run.  I just haven't gotten back that mojo I had back in January.  I think part of the issue is the time of day that I'm running, since it's after work and I"m usually brain dead by the time that happens.  That unfortunately is the most convenient time for me to run.  I actually experimented and had an iced Americano today to see if it would give me a boost before running, but I didn't really see a difference.  I eat well during the day, and usually have an afternoon snack, so it's not a blood sugar issue.  I just really hope that if I just keep plugging along that things will change, especially if I am losing weight and lightening the load so to speak.


  1. Some days, the mojo is just not there. Yet you managed to go .66 miles further than you'd planned! I'd say that's some mojo right there! =) Also, I ended up with 3 miles in 41:xx yesterday, so don't feel bad. You were going faster than I was! LOL Some days are just harder than others. At least we're out there, right?