No more Saturday run

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I did get off my butt and went 10 miles. It was uneventful. I ran to the Wilson bridge and back. There were a lot of runners out with the Potomac runners group so many people on the path. It makes the time go faster. My only problem was the rest of the day. I felt guilty relaxing while my husband worked around the house. I tried to do things here and there but my motivation was lost on my run. The kids had play dates so I sat and read most of the day then went out to dinner.

Dinner was another problem. I know I ran 10 miles so should not feel guilty for eating but I think of how skinny I would be if did not eat as much. We went to this restaurant that specializes in organic healthy food. I hate carrot hummus with fresh potato crisps and a chickpea crust pizza with pesto, spinach and goat cheese. I also had a sour apple martini. Then we got GF cupcakes next door. I only ate half of one but was so stuffed when I went to bed. I admit to eating a whole one for breakfast this morning. So all that hard work gone.

Next week going back to Sunday long runs so I don't feel guilty. Actually I have to do it Friday since we are going out of town next weekend.
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    I think it's great that you were out there! What's the name of the restaurant you went to? It sure sounds interesting and I'd like to check it out.
    2407 days ago
    Nixing the Saturday long runs sounds like a good idea for you. What about long runs on Friday?

    Also - how did the kids sound singing in church?
    2407 days ago
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    I think part of this whole Sparking thing is getting in tune with ourselves so we know what works and what doesn't. I think it's pretty cool that you recognized not only that Saturday long runs don't work, but *why* they don't work.

    Spark on!
    2407 days ago
    Bummer! During marathon training, I used to think I could eat with abandon, especially when I did double-digit long runs. I was surprised that I hardly lost any weight (although I did lose some inches)

    Today I realize that eating & working out serve 2 different masters; working out keeps me healthy....eating make me gain or lose weight.

    Good luck!
    2407 days ago
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