Monday, November 7, 2011

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, other make it happen." - Michael Jordan

Spartan Shape-Up, Day 110:

Just a bit of a Rest Day today, BlogLand. I know it is in relatively quick succession to the last one, but it's all part of changing up the schedule this week. There are certain days that I prefer to work in the Crossfit time, which means Runs have to go on other days, and well, there HAS to be a break in there somewhere. It's looking like it might be Mondays. Hmm. Making time for everything I want to do is sometimes a challenge.

I will say though, I ran roughly 4 miles yesterday, and today I got up - and I didn't feel like I got hit by a truck!! TRIUMPH!!... a few months ago, if I had managed to stumble through that distance, I would've gotten up the next day sore all over and zombie-fied with Ouchiness. Looking back on it, apparently there was a purpose to the madness.
It's crazy though, when I think about it. If someone had told me, 110 days ago, that I would be up to doing 13-14 miles a week, over the course of 4 run days, I would've laughed you out of the room. I couldn't even run 2 minutes - let alone 45. Maybe you just can make a purse out of a pig's ear. LOL.

So, in my travels, it seems I'll be signing up for two 5K races for December. One of them is the ridiculous Santa Run 5K up near me (c'mon, how could I pass up running in a Santa suit for MakeaWish?), and then the second, I'm going to take a wee road trip and head down to MA to run Walter's Run 5K, in West Roxbury. The best part?! I'll get to meet an inspiration of mine, and a fellow Spartan Chick, Colleen FitBee! Woot! I don't think we'll be running together, as Colleen is a super-fast Mo'Fo' (and I'm pretty slow...)... But I swear, I will be mentally chasing her down, the whole time!

And, how about a note on how No Bread is going. Well, I'm feeling it a little bit today, I admit. There were a lot of carbs and such around me today, and I WANTED THEM. I did not have them (win!), but I wanted them. I think I am still in the Surviving on WillPower stage, as my body adjusts - after all, we're only finishing Day 4, now. I'll be anxious to weigh in after 7 days, and see what - if any - effect this has had on me. I'm thinking it's going to have to be SOMEthing... but time will tell.
Currently, the major struggle that I'm having is snacks. Like, then 10pm, I've-got-the-munchies, and I'm-kinda-hungry sort of snack. Today I got inordinately excited about an all-organic turkey dog, in a romaine lettuce "bun". OH YEAH. You're jealous.

And no, no one ever told me, or even hinted, that this might be easy. Ever. In fact, I'm pretty sure they told me how difficult it would be.

So, ever onward I press... It is a hard road, when you're trying to unearth the best version of yourself...

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