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Your Body Is A Gift

It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows re…

Fear - To Run Or Not To Run

To Run or Not to Run that's my question of the day.

If you read my previous post (When Your Run Doesn't Go as Planned), then you know my run this weekend wasn't my best. In fact, it left me pretty sore. I had tenderness all afternoon on Saturday, and most of the day Sunday, I was sore in my hamstring area.

Today, I'm walking without pain, and I was able to do lunges without discomfort. I haven't tried running yet. I plan to run either this evening (probably not happening since I have zero energy in the evenings) or early morning tomorrow. I will have a better idea of how sore I am once I start running.

But it got me to thinking that maybe I should
bail on the Capital 10 Miler race in the next couple of weeks. It seems like I can run 5-6 without too much discomfort, but as I'm trying to increase my distance, I'm feeling more discomfort. Should I bail? Should I push through? Is this pain or just muscle soreness from the muscle being used again? Am I just being paranoid?

If you've ever been injured, then I think you can identify with how I am feeling. It's scary. It's sometimes hard to know when to back off or push through.

I was talking to Hubby this morning about the race. (We also have a scheduling conflict, and I don't want my son to miss an event). Hubby suggested that I run the race, and he will take Lil Man to the event. I can join them later if I finish the race in time. That issue is resolved.

So what's a girl to do?

I think I will go with my original plan and do the race. I feel that I can run at least half of the distance, and then I can run/walk the rest to finish. (Or that's my hope).

I really hope that I don't second guess every racing decision that I make this year.

Do you have any races on the horizon?

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