I’m joining Marcia for her monthly Runfessions link-up–a time of cleansing and confessing. 🙂 Check out her awesome blog and others!
I runfess that this is my first time linking up with the link-up and I was supposed to do it yesterday and I’m already a day late. 😦 I’m barely keeping my eyes above the water lately…
I normally don’t run on vacation or if I do, it’s maybe once because it usually involves a treadmill and I HATE that. This time I enjoyed some beautiful weather back home and I ran multiple times on vacation (yay!) as well as tons of walking and hiking, but I felt some sharp pain in my heel during two hikes and my hip had a nasty painful tweak after a full day of walking. And that freaked me out with NYC marathon training starting.
The family fitness challenge of doing sit-ups, burpees, pushups and plank I started in June lasted a whopping one week until we went on vacation. The kids’s enthusiasm fizzled out big time, and no amount of cheerleading from me would persuade them. I also gave up way too easily. Something about being out of your routine makes it so hard to do a burpee.
I ate way too many desserts on vacation…and felt it immediately. I don’t normally indulge in dessert quite as often, but when it was offered, I was like, um….yes…please and don’t skimp on the portions. 😃 And then when I got back from vacation, I made a vow not to eat desserts, and I had a birth WEEK celebration. So, I had ice cream and then more ice cream, plus cookies. I was just making sure they didn’t go stale. You can’t leave an open package of Oreos in the pantry!!! AND THEN, my running club buddies asked if I had tried a local bakery’s homemade cinnamon rolls, and I was like, I can’t even.
The heat is killing my mojo. I haven’t yet crossed the 10-day threshold of adjustment that will make it slightly easier to run in this weather. And although I’m excited about the NYC marathon, I’m having a hard time finding the positives… let’s see I’m sweating out all that water weight I’m retaining, and I’m testing the saturation point of many tech fabrics…