Antony and I as I am sure you are aware are doing 100 days of either walking or running, we are now on Day 22.
I am committed to do a 10 mile run on the 8th October so this has been really good way for me to stay focused. I ran 8.8 miles on Saturday and was really pleased because I saw for the first time that its going to be possible for me to do this, whereas, up until that point I was really doubting myself.
So now not having run for 2 days (done two brisk walks instead),I am back to worrying again, I had a weekend of drinking and eating a lot , which I loved at the time, but sets me back. So for the next few weeks I am really going to watch what I drink and save it up to celebrate after. I’m not saying I won’t have a few glasses of wine but I see how it affects my judgement of myself and how it affects my body. So back to running club tonight which really helps me and pushes me.
Onwards and slowly upwards.
Day 16, I feel like I am on a rollercoaster from feeling like I can conquer anything to being rubbish and achieving nothing and going nowhere. I wish it all came easy to me, that I was slim without having to work on it, fit naturally etc etc. Alas that gene doesn’t seem to have come my way so it looks like I have to do the work and it’s hard and I am keeping going. I went to a pilates class today and I looked in the mirror and though do I really look like that and I had to fight hard not to go into a spiral and remember that actually I was there not sat at home and I have got to keep fighting.
It is 14th day of our 100 day challenge / adventure / support to do either a run or 10 minutes brisk walking a day and I went for a run this evening – my legs felt leaden, my knees ached and my enthusiasm was non existent ! – good to be reminded that it is not always easy to finish something, yet starting it in the first place is the hardest thing of all.