Eating well and exercising can be easy some days and incredibly hard others. For the last three weeks I have been completely slacking in the areas of nutrition and exercise.
We adopted a 4-5 year old dog on Labor Day who has had awful separation anxiety. I feel SO BAD leaving her home to go run after she has been home without us while we are at work. (Though I have no excuse for not doing my PiYo DVDs, yoga or anything else right at home!) I have been walking her a good amount, but that is nothing compared to half marathon training followed by being dedicated to PiYo for a month.
I did run a 5K last weekend. It's really awesome that I am at a point where I can sign up for any old 5K and think "No problem!" even when I haven't been training. I can't get too down on myself when that is the case! Less than one year ago I struggled through my first one mile race!
My second half marathon is in NINE DAYS! I wish I could say that I was prepared, but I don't feel like I am this time around. I will just keep chugging and show myself I can do it, even if I don't feel ready. It's my own fault I don't feel ready anyway!
I just said this to a friend who asked me if I was still running the half: "oh yeah! it's going to be like a science experiment. how successful is the human body is in an environment that it is only half crazy when the person is dumb enough to have not trained at all?"
Wish me luck on my science experiment!
Also a science experiment lately -- the food I've been eating. Awful! No prepping, no healthy snacks. Chocolate chip muffins for breakfast and mass amounts of Cheddar Bunnies/Goldfish for snacks. I need to get back to Shakeology, fruit or hard boiled eggs for breakfast. Fruits and veggies for snacks and home cooking for lunch and dinner. My insides know the difference!
I am pushing the reset button and getting myself back on track. Currently eating an apple. So far, so good today :)
Here's our pup!
Hi, I'm Jessie!
I live in NH with my husband and our pups. My favorite things are coaching Girls on the Run, eating good food that I didn't have to cook, helping other people work on their health, volunteering for and running races, watching tv, doing yoga, and spending too much time on social media. #Balance