I haven’t run in months because my knee was pretty messed up. I still don’t know why, but I’m starting over.
Today, in 30 degree weather, I ran 1.5 miles. Which sounds like nothing. But I did it. Getting out there is the hardest part. The distance is irrelevant. I am SO proud of myself. Who says you have to wait until January 1 to start making changes?
Also: today I’m going to start keeping track of my food. Not calories. Just food. I know what good choices and bad choices are, and if I force myself to write it all down, then I think I’ll make better ones.
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Falling off the wagon, sadly.
My knee has been really really fucked up. For a few weeks now. I don’t know if it’s my shoes or what, but I run one day and then for the next three I can’t - it’s too painful. Last Saturday I ran 8.5 miles (woo!) but then Sunday night I woke up in the most intense pain of my life. It comes and goes in waves for a few days, and on Thursday I ran just 4 miles…still intense knee pain after. I’m running The Color Run tomorrow (!!) but this has really put a damper on my planned exercise schedule. It’s messing me up, and I hate it because for once I’m not fighting my own laziness - I literally can’t run. Sometimes, walking up stairs is too painful. If this is still going on in a few weeks, I’ll see someone about it, but for now I’m going to try switching to my old shoes and seeing if that helps.
Eating hasn’t been going great either. I haven’t eaten from the snack cart at all this month, which is great. I’ve been eating less carby shit and better dinners, but my downfall is late at night, when someone always orders a pizza, and I eat it. But, my roommate and I made a ‘no-more-pizza’ pact after this Thursday, and I’ll make sure I stick to it.
So these last few weeks have been rough, so I’m going to take a second and re-evaluate/set new goals.
1. Eat better. Review my eating goals, stop eating so much at night, and get back on track with that. I know how to. I’m just not.
2. Figure out what’s up with my knee, and figure out how to get back in the swing of exercising - it’s getting bad how much I can’t run. It might be legit reasons why I can’t run, but if I can’t run I need to figure out something.
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"Running is like celebrating your soul. There’s so much it can teach us in life."
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