Monday, September 3, 2012

I Should Be Ashamed of Myself. . .But I'm Not.

So here I am, in the middle of a FAST. I'd like to think I'm doing this for health purposes, but truthfully, it's more of an emotional, mental, and spiritual thing. The bonus is that when I couple it with certain rules that benefit my physical health, it's a Win/Win.  Of course, I'm not fasting from food completely. It seems to be more of a cleansing; a detox. I'm quite enjoying it, actually.  But I will tell you, I'm not counting calories, watching my portions, or even eating very clean.  I should be ashamed of myself. . .but I'm not.  Instead, I'm rather proud of the fact that although I'm eating some frozen foods, loads of preservatives, and sometimes going back for seconds, I am NOT eating chocolate, drinking pop or alcohol, abstaining from fast foods, and not consuming anything after 7 p.m. For the last 7 days.  That's a new record for me.  All the things that I've mentioned above are things that I have struggled with for years and the things that I truly believe have put me in the physical handicap that I've found myself in for the last 5 years.  I'm 7 days sober. So I am proud. I'm mastering these things, and as it becomes habit and second nature to refrain from these addictions, I'll slowly learn to eat cleaner and limit myself in other ways.  Baby steps, I tell ya.  This is the way to success for me it seems.

I have not been running. Ever since we arrived home from vacation, it's been rough.  Now that I've gotten over the initial withdrawals of abstaining from all of my other addictions, I am ready to concentrate once again on my goal.  No, I have not lost all vision.  I WILL become a Marathon Mom one of these days. I desperately want that for myself. Time to climb back on the horse. I plan on running this evening with my new pal, Ms. Pepper Potts.  Here she is, my new running partner.
I hope she can keep up!
So, running friends everywhere, my question for today is:  What do I need to know about running in the Fall? I've never ran in the cooler season, and I'm excited to be able to hit the pavement and not die of heat exhaustion for once!  What are some tips and tricks for running in the cold? Tell me all about it. . .

1 comment:

  1. I have no advice for running, as I'm not YET a runner myself, but I love that your dog is named Ms. Pepper Potts :)

    And Congratulations on being 7 days sober!!