Health Goals for Week 4/26/14:
Monday: Run 2-3 Miles
Tuesday: Run 2 Miles
Friday: Bike 10 Miles
Saturday: Run 2 Miles
Nice goals! Too bad I didn't complete any of them! Obviously, since there was no Shameless Saturday post last week. Which means no goals to write about for this week. So I just combined both weeks to get back on track.
And all I have to say is THANK GOD APRIL IS OVER!!!! April turned out to be a hellish month for me. It started out amazing with the Bridge Run but after that shit hit the fan! Between the death of an old friend and my great Grandmother.
If you follow my Facebook page you know that she passed away April 27, 2014. She was 99 years young. She would've been 100 this August. Her death took all of us by surprise. She has a small stroke Friday, was admitted and released that night. My parents talked to her Saturday and said she sounded the same and nothing out of the ordinary. Then Sunday morning someone found her on the floor in her room, at her assisted living home. She was then transported to the hospital, my parents got a call saying things were not looking good. My parents packed up the car and headed towards North Carolina. Before they even left the house, the hospital called saying she had passed away.
Needless to say, April 2014 can kiss my ass.
But during my grieving, I came to the conclusion eating my feelings wasn't going to bring either one of them back. It was just going to hurt me in the long.
And not exercising wasn't going to bring either one of them back. Again it was going to hurt me in the long run.
At that moment, I slowly picked myself up and got the crazy idea to do another half marathon this year.
Yup, I doing it again! I'm going to be completing the Georgetown Bridge to Bridge Half in October. I decided it was time to unleash the beast and not fall victim to Unhealthy Lydia.
So that means half marathon training is among us once again. Nourishing my body better than I have been. Lacing up my shoes and hitting the pavement. I have to say it feels good to have something to focus on again. Something to focus my time and energy in. So yeah.
I've already gotten 2 days of training in and eating better. And boy can I tell a difference. I forgot what it was like to feel full! I forgot how one's legs hurt after not running for a month. And although my time is super sketchy, I know it won't stay like that for long.
April showed me that I can handle death. Not to saying I'm going to handle it 100% perfect every time but I'm learning to cope differently versus Unhealthy Lydia.
Well this a quick installment of Shameless Saturday. Time to lace up my shoes and hit the pavement.
Health Goals for Week 5/10/14:
Monday: 3 Miler
Tuesday: 2 Miler
Thursday: 2 Miler
Friday: Andy's in Town
Saturday: 4 Mile Run