Saturday, January 18, 2014

If at First You Don't Succeed

First of all, thanks to my husband for the new background for the blog. I'm still working on getting all of the colors coordinated, but glad to finally have a background of my own. 

This week did not go as planned. Or rather I did not plan well for this week. We went out Sunday night for my work's holiday party. We went to The Kentucky Center to see Sister Act and we got home too late to go to the grocery store. (Bad planning on my part.) So Monday I just ate whatever because I didn't have anything ready for the Daniel Plan. The rest of the week just kind of followed suit. 

Now we move on to another week, a better week. I have the menu planned and the grocery list made for tomorrow.

Today I decided I needed to go for a run. Remember last week I said I would get all the runs checked off the list? Didn't happen so I had to run today. It was pretty cold out so I got on the dreadmill. It was just as awful as I remember. It is so much harder than running outside. I am exhausted when I get done no matter how far I go. I only went 2 miles today, but I felt like I ran a lot farther. 

The new Tomtom watch has a treadmill option and I wanted to see how it compared to what the treadmill said. It's a little bit off. It gave me an option to calibrate my run when I got done, but I exited out of it and then couldn't go back so I'll have to do it next time.

It did feel good to run again though. I also figured out a way to watch Netflix while I run on the dreadmill so now I am on the lookout for a good show that will keep me semi-distracted while I run and maybe I won't think of it as the dreadmill anymore.

This year the challenge is more mental than it has been the past couple of years. The initial determination has faded and it's harder and harder to stay on track. I need to change the way I am thinking about things. Hopefully The Daniel Plan will help me to do that because it also focuses on faith and not just food. This week will be better...

1 comment:

  1. The "dreadmill"...too funny! I can't run too log on them either or I get shin splints!
    Eva Marie Taylor