All of your suggestions were just the motivation/kick in the pants I needed to get back on track. And, as one friend pointed out, I do have this very public forum to which I can hold myself accountable. I’m sure the shame of having to report on my junk food consumption or speed work slacking in a public way would be highly motivating.
So, I’m back on the wagon. It’s a taper week (bad timing to want to get back on the wagon, I know), so I went to the gym instead of running last night. Ah, the gym. I am not a huge fan of my gym. The best thing about it is that it’s cheap and has a decent selection of cardio equipment. The downside is that it’s cheap and has a decent selection of cardio equipment, so it tends to be the place that not-too-serious exercisers flock. I decided to do one of my usual workouts – 10 minutes on each of the five cardio options available to me (elliptical, treadmill, recumbent bike, spin bike, and regular bike). As I looked around at the people texting while walking on the treadmill at what could only be described as a leisurely pace, the scrawny guy sitting on the leg press watching TV, and the college girls laying on the ground pretending to be stretching, I had a realization. I’m not really off the wagon. I’m not really slacking on my workout regime. My running mileage has been high, I’ve been practicing yoga, I’ve been doing my strength training. Yes, sticking to my training plan and doing my speed work is important, but I have been running and working out. That’s pretty good.
Feeling a little bit better about my fitness, I decided on Subway for dinner. I got a nice, healthy sub, and some pickles. Yum. I had some of my most favorite, totally healthy, sweet potato chips from Food Should Taste Good. All of you must try these chips. They’re delicious, healthy, taste good alone or with dips, and are made of sweet potatoes.
A totally healthy day. Yay!