Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lack of motivation

Last night was rough. I hopped on the elliptical and immediately began couting the seconds until I was done. Fun fact: I become a math whiz when I'm doing any activity I don't like, and constantly recalculate my percent completion/percent remaining/hundreds of seconds/etc. So I started off with "alright, 2700 seconds to go!" Ugh. It got better once I got going, but the combination of soreness and being kind of burnt out was enough to make it realllly hard to start. And the elliptical at the "gym" makes noises like a dying cat when the exerciser's form gets bad (i.e. when I start trying to look out the window instead of keeping decent posture), so that made even more fun. Dying animal screams when I slack off.

Only 9 days until Cherry Blossom! My most recent races have been low-key 5 K's, so I'm trying to psych myself up for the distance. I am excited/little scared. I know I will make it to the end, but I want to still be alive/lively when I get there. I want it to be fun to set me up for success with marathon training. Fun= a good experience and also a decent finishing time.

Dinner last night was a post-workout tortilla, lentil soup, egg and a salad. Today's food is much like Tuesday's, with some minor differences.
Breakfast: cottage cheese (!), banana, egg
morning snack: apple, cheese, granola bar
lunch: bean/rice thing and veggies
afternoon snack: peanuts and orange
late snack: TBD
dinner: pizza most likely (2 days in a row.. oops...) and salad.

My food goal has morphed into not eating processed foods, especially white flour... this is totally achievable, especially since I don't really eat many already. I won't go crazy about holding myself to it, but I know less processed foods are good for me and my well-being. We'll see how that goes.

Tonight: 3 miles and strength training. Easy peasy. I might run on the treadmill just to get some speed on, because I don't do a great job making myself speedy outside... on second thought, maybe that should be my goal today, keeping a consistent elevated speed for all 3 miles. Always good to have a goal :)

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