Monday, November 8, 2010
I've got to say that the post-race unwind has been a little interesting. It would be a lie to say I've been working out nearly as hard as I had been through the summer, and it is starting to catch up with me. I've put on anywhere from 3-5 pounds since the race, and in three weeks, that seems like a lot. I got away from tracking my diet, and from blogging, and I have a feeling that those two things have been major contributing factors (obviously). But I'm finding keeping motivation to be more difficult than I expected. I just figured I'd keep rolling along, running a few times a week, letting my legs heal, lift some weights, and just keep on dropping pounds. Halloween did not help, as we did not give out all of our candy. I've been devouring that like I've never had candy in my life. There have been a couple of tailgate weekends thrown in there as well, but for the most part, it feels like I've tackled sweets like I never have before. Cookies after dinner, the candy, Twix PB's, etc. It should not be that hard to stop hammering those things. I also feel that I've lost a little accountability to myself by not talking about what I've been doing with regards to running and my workouts. I did not plan on blogging much before race preparations start up again in January, but maybe I need to check in a little bit more and talk about weekly mileage, and what happens next. It's clearly pretty easy to fall back into old habits, because that is what is going on with me, even though I vowed that this would be the last time I would go through the loss-gain cycle. I need to re-commit myself, and I'm starting that up again. I'll let you know how it goes. Until next time...later.