As careful as I have tried to be, I still gained 5 pounds while not running. While this is not a huge amount of weight gained, it's still weight gained that could easily double, then triple. Been there. When I do get back to running, it's going to be sort of like starting over again, and that includes paying super duper attention to every thing I eat. I suppose running, for me, makes all the difference in maintaining my weight. Due to my height (or lack thereof - I'm 5ft 3in) 5 pounds = a whole size. NOTHING fits, unless it's stretchy, like yoga pants or running shorts, but those aren't fitting quite right, either. I haven't gone hog wild with eating, but it makes me realize that if I ever do stop running I better replace it with something that keeps me from gaining back the 30 pounds I initially lost about 10 years ago. *
I had an appointment at RU on Wednesday and did a real workout and worked up a real sweat. It was great. I also had my foot worked on, and that wasn't so great. I'd say it was a foot massage, but that sounds like something relaxing with vanilla scented candles and Enya's Watermark playing in the background. This was anything but relaxing. I tensed up. I guess I'm subconsciously guarding my foot and anticipating pain. I need to go to my happy place in my head. Once Bryan made me aware of my tense foot, I was able to relax a little more, but it wasn't vanilla scented candles and Enya's Watermark playing in the background. It still hurt. Yes, there's a method to the madness, but holey moley guacamole. Ouch.
I've transferred my yellow squash and zucchini seedlings into the garden. They look so tiny and unprotected out there, but those usually end up being large, productive plants. The next seedlings to be transferred will be some of the romaine lettuce. I'm having a tough time starting tomato seeds this year. I might have to break down and just buy a tomato plant already started.
My babies are growing!
This Saturday is a long run for the track club. For many of the runners it will be a 20 mile run, maybe more. I won't be running at all, but I'm going to walk a couple of miles. I need to do something. I'm also missing my friends. I'm not sure what Hubs has planned for that particular run, but even with PF, he's been doing well.
Do you ever have days where you feel like you're 12 years old, but only to be followed by days where you feel like you're 100? My week has been as such.
Worn Out Welcome - Jackie Greene
*I cross train with weights and resistance bands, but without cardio, maintaining weight has been tough, and I would really have to cut calories to something ridiculous, and I'm not going that far.