Sunday, November 21, 2010

One Run

One run was what it took to gain my confidence back in the training and working out aspect.
Last night I started to run at 8:15 pm. I didn't want to go. The only reason I did was because of the 5K on Thanksgiving. I am in a dangerous mind set. My eating is out of control... well, not binging, but not in control either.
So I started running. Cold, windy, dark, quiet, creepy. There was a man in dark clothing "following me" (probably just on his way home, but my Dad, a police chief, has taught me very well to be very aware and what to do if someone is following you). So I turn down a street that is half of the big lap I normally run. I ran behind parked cars so he couldn't see me clearly. I thought, "I'm done already. I want to go home. I lost it, I lost the running mojo, the spinning mojo (because I only did one class last week), definitley lost my dieting mojo. To be honest I can't believe I haven't had a Gallbladder attack!" I was down. I get to my beautifully decorated house with tons of Christmas lights (which I did all by myself!) and I wanted to go in. But instead I said just one more half lap. Then I decided to do a whole lap. Then I started calculating how far I'd have to go to do 3 miles. 3 big laps, 1 half lap. Then I decided to go for four miles. I wasn't even at 2 miles when I decided. I felt better, stronger, warmed up. Not as cold or scared. I prayed and talked with the Lord.
1 hour and 3 minuets later I stopped running. I finished 4 big laps, and 2 half laps. I wanted to be sure I hit my goal of 4 miles. When I got to the end of my run, I quoted Forest Gump to myself, the famous line when he finally stopped running... "I just didn't feel like runnin any more." Ha. I chuckled out loud a little.
My legs were hurting. My hips were sore. My knee was aching. There is just something about 4 miles. Sounds so much further than 3. A lot of people can run 3. But not many can run 4! Plus 4 is my favorite number. So ...2 times I mapped it. 4.75 MILES!! I was shocked. That is 1/4 mile away from 5!! Now I know I can run the 10K in a few weeks (with more training). Today I am feeling good. And S O R E.
I must get back on track with eating though. Seriously! Once you fall, it's hard to get back up. Especially with traveling (leaving tomorrow), Thanksgiving, family, ect. I need to whip my eating in shape asap.
I'm excited to stay with Davey in near the beach while he works these few days. Running by the beach will be fun! Then off to Sara's, then Grandma's, then in-laws, then home. Happy holidays to everyone!!


KellyNY said...

Great run! See what happens when we push ourselves just a little? Great job!

Adrienne said...

Thank you Kelly :)

Weightless said...

I'm glad you found some motivation. I'm pretty sure I misplaced mine, lol. It's so hard to stay on track when I can't be 100%. You always seem to struggle when you leave home (most people do)and when Davey is gone. Plus this time of year is hard in its self (isn't there always something though?). I'm impressed about the 4.75 mileage, I know it hurts sooo good. Doesn't it feel great!

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

GREAT JOB with your long run - how awesome did THAT feel?!? You are going to do great at your Thanksgiving 5K and your upcoming 10K. Know what will make you do even BETTER? Getting your eating on track. Start thinking of your food as part of your athletic training plan. Take it one meal, one snack, one day at a time. And keep up the great work!

Adrienne said...

Thank you Sara! You have been so busy with the house and stuff, once Thanksgiving is past you will get back into it. Me too I hope!!
Valerie, You are sooo right!! And honestly, that really motivated me to eat better. Thank you! :)

fatgirlwearingthin said...

Wow! That is absolutely amazing. You have such strength and it's really encouraging. You are going to ROCK on Thanksgiving!

Kendra said...

Great job Adrienne! You can totally get back on track! You are rocking the running!!

blondevue... said...

Wahoooo!!! 4.75 miles of all running! You go girl! That is awesome! Its amazing what rest days will do for ya! Have a wonderful thanksgiving with family!

Adrienne said...

Thank you all! :)