But now vacation is over and it is back to normal again. And today marked the start of a few things...
1) let the coffee wean begin...again
2) let the sugar wean begin...also, again (though I AM making a concession for a birthday later in the week...but just a small one)
3) let the losing begin...er yeah...again.
I read an awesome tweet over the weekend:
Healthy food is not that complicated, it's simply a question of YES or NO http://t.co/AfheEY45pdands it got me thinking that I have been saying YES to too many NOs. And I have been saying yes too much in general to EVERYTHING that crosses my path.
— BodyBreak (@bodybreak) August 3, 2013
So now, I am going to start saying No a bit more and reserve the yesses for when they actually count.
Ok - so that may not have made much sense...but I get it and it is enough to kick start me again.
Today, I started off with a bang. Tea instead of coffee. Actually remembered to pack a lunch. Am logging in My Fitness Pal again. Slow and steady wins the race...
and I headed out for a lunch time run. I'd initially thought I'd just do a quick 4k loop to see how my hammock injury would hold up
|Yep - still there - YOUCH!|
When I got to the point where I would normally turn to head back - I decided to keep going and run the loop through Canyon Meadows the reverse of how I usually do. I ended up leapfrogging across Anderson because I was too impatient to wait and then, as I was coming up to the turn to the overpass - I ran into Katie coming the other way with another group of runners (we hadn't been able to connect this morning so I had headed out solo).
One thing I noted today was exactly how autumn-like it is getting. A month ago - running in 20C weather at high noon would have been quite hot. Today it felt much cooler. It shouldn't be a surprise though - the leaves are already changing.
Soon, I was back at the office and the run was done...and it was nowhere near as craptastic as the one on Saturday was. Certainly nothing spectacular about it but it was a pretty good run all things considered. I look forward to the day that bruise heals - I can still feel my body compensating for it.