Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Finding Some Discipline

Since the 5k on Sunday I have been doing pretty good on the working out thing. Monday I went for a slow 4 mile run which was still chilly but glad to get that done before stepping on a plane. Yesterday after getting home it was 60 and sunny and my legs were a little tired but I had to get outside. You never know when this weather may leave. I pulled out the bike and thought I would take a nice easy ride along the lakefront. Too bad the wind had other plans. I almost got blown off my bike a couple of times. I was laughing at myself and I am sure others were too :)But man my quads were burning! It always takes a good cross training session for me to really appreciate no matter how much I run it is really beneficial for me to mix in other activities for my overall health and fitness. Today I hope to get a tempo run done. It is supposed to be near 70!!! Just worried about that wind again. Tomorrow I'll be off. Headed back to Ohio for work but thought I would swing by the fam's house to say hello and extend my day trip to a 2-day trip.

I may be doing well on the working out but my eating is out of control. I know what I need to eat I just don't. The healthy alternative doesn't sound fun. I have absolutely no discipline. I need to find that again and I really don't know where to look for it ;) Honestly, I know how hard it is to make the right decisions but I need to remind myself how much better I will feel. I've done it in the past I can do it again. It's just so difficult when traveling and never having food in the house (because we both travel a lot) which leads to eating out nearly every day (on the road and at home). If anybody has any suggestions on where to find my motivation or tricks to follow I would love to hear them!

**update - just returned from the 5 mile tempo run (3 miles were supposed to be at an 8:30 min/mile). The score is Wind = 2, Me = 0. The wind kicked my bootie! Here are the digits
lap 1 - 9:28
lap 2: 8:32
lap3: 8:27
lap4: 8:17
lap5: 9:35 (this is decent considering I walked!)

I am one tired girl and am looking forward to my day off of working out tomorrow and visiting with the family. Even if it means waking up at 5 am to catch my flight. At least I am not technically working a full day (shhh don't tell anyone that)...

6 comments:

bill carter said...

Hi Jamie

Congrats on the 5k! You must have been really moving because sub 8.. that is just plain fast. I'll bet Jacob was relieved after, knowing that he didn't mess up your race even though who hasn't forgotten their bib??? I know I have.

Its funny that you mention the eating thing because I honestly think athletes are way to hard on themselves about this sort of thing. As a runner and biker you certainly have a little more room to make some bad choices about food. As I always tell my patients, you've got to live at least a little. Personally, I do the best I can with my eating and give myself one day a week where all bets are off.

Best of luck with the training and congrats again on that smoking 5k.

Marcy said...

Oooohhh girl if you find out any tips PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me because I'm a horrible eater. I would like to get better but it's just so darn hard :-/

Jess said...

I'm the same way. I know the apple is better for me...but sometimes the ice cream is just so much more appealing haha.

Nicole said...

Nice job on the workouts. I have no discipline when it comes to dieting so I have no suggestion. When I force myself to write things out I seem to stay more on target though. Good luck.

Laura said...

When I travel I keep wanting to eat yummy stuff at restaurants because "it's a special occasion!" Try reminding yourself that it's NOT a special occasion, and you will be eating out again tomorrow... and the next day... and the next. SOMETIMES that does it for me.

(Unfortunately my eating is not too successful lately so I can't provide much more advice)

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