Hey guys, figured it was time for a little update on how my training is going.
First of all, I was a hot mess as always and was trying to walk down some steps, you know those wild everyday activities, and completely rolled my ankle and almost bit the dust. Not just a little roll, like my ankle went fully sideways roll.
I have taken 4 days off running so far (which is driving me nuts) because my left ankle still feels sore when I walk on it and I decided better safe than sorry. Well, today I went to see my Sports Med. Chiropractor for my normal two week fix up and instead of saying rolled my ankle he kept saying, “sprained your ankle.” I think I liked rolled better than sprained. He ordered me not to try running until I can walk on it with no pain. Uggghhhhhh…
Other than that my workouts have been going GREAT!
– I have been able to get in 10-14 mile runs each weekend even though it is a billion degrees.
– I impressed myself by running a great time at the AJC Peachtree Road Race even with killer hills.
– At OTF I was able to run a sub 24 min treadmill 5K after a 2000m row and 300 body weight exercises in the dri tri.
– I am picking up much heavier weights for my OTF moves.
– Overall, I am getting stronger and faster and am happy with my progress.
However, I will be really honest – there is one thing that is hindering me – my weight.
I cannot believe I have to say this as it is really embarrassing, but I gained back the 15 pounds I lost when I first join Weight Watchers, plus 5 more. I am officially up 20 pounds, none of my clothes fit, I feel horrible about it, and I just cannot seem to get it together.
I am hoping by confessing it here I will get my butt in gear because I know that adding on all this weight is not good for me physically or mentally. However, on top of that it is not good for my running goals. There is so much I want to achieve this year (sub2 half) and it is like I strapped 20 pounds worth of weights around my mid-section. I cannot imagine running while wearing 20 pounds worth of weights, and yet that is what I have done to myself. So, it is time to get back on track. Don’t worry I am not trying to turn into a stick, I’ll still weigh a happy 155 pounds when I lose those 20, but I will feel better about myself, be healthier, and I cannot wait to see what it does to my running performance. Time to get on it and stop making excuses for eating junk.
And just to make it real – the ugly truth picture.
Up 20 pounds, wearing compression pants to hold it all in.
You don’t want to see what happens when the compression pants come off.
Those are my training truths?
What are yours?