That's all right, I have things to tell you anyway. For starters, ask me how many times I intend to run this week. Go ahead, ask me. I'll wait.
Ready? Okay. ZERO.
What enabled me to finally take the leap this week is time, or rather, a true lack thereof. My ballet studio's spring show is this weekend, and by consequence, here's what my schedule looks like:
Sunday: Rehearsal at the studio, 12 - 5:30PMYeah. That doesn't leave much room for running, unless I want to get up early/stay up late. Which I have done in the past. But I think perhaps, just this once, it's okay if I ask a little less of myself. I'll probably take a long walk on Wednesday, but that's it. With any luck by next Monday I'll be recharged and ready to rock!
Monday: Rehearsal at the studio, 5:30 - 8:30PM
Tuesday: Rehearsal at the studio, 5:30 - 8:30PM
Thursday: Rehearsal at the theater, 5:30 - 9PM
Friday: Rehearsal at the theater, 5:30 - 9PM
Saturday: Dancer call 12:30PM, performances at 3 & 7PM
Sunday: Dancer call at 12PM, performance at 3PM
The only issue? Like I said, running comprises a large chunk of what keeps me sane, primarily in the food area of my life. Psychology is complicated, but put simply, the equation is as follows: LONG RUN = I CAN EAT. Not running makes me feel extremely paranoid about my body, weight gain, etc.
So this week I am doing something that might be a bad idea - starting last Sunday through Friday afternoon I am calorie counting. Given my history of disordered eating, this may turn out to be a poor choice, but hey, I'm dialing back on the exercise obsession! One step at a time. I downloaded an app for keeping track of my intake and thus far I am finding there are pros and cons to the experience. I'll do a full recap of my week on Food Watch next week.
Had enough of my crazy? Don't blame ya! Go read these posts instead and rejoice:
- Run Eat Repeat highlights some common first time marathoner mistakes.
- We Run Disney discusses pacing another runner. (I owe everything to the Tinker Bell Half pacer.)
- Fit2Flex has a timely post about dumping food guilt.
- Fairytales and Fitness suggests some changes to runDisney races.
- Get motivated with Prairie Princess Runners.
- On the Go in MCO talkes about my man Sterling Holloway.
- Ironically enough, I can't help but feature this new Mickey Pants Kitchen Sink as described by The Disney Food Blog.
- The Disney Tourist Blog has ALL THE MAIN STREETS ALL OF THEM.
Don't forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn's dailymile here and Moon's dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. See ya real soon!