Ok.. so I think this is a good sign. Usually my weight will go up in the middle of the week by 2 or 3 pounds because of all the running and weight lifting. This week I seem to be holding steady at one weight.. maybe it means there will be a great loss on Monday. Whatever the reason.. I dont mind it.
I joined Sparkpeople yesterday and am keeping track of my calories that way. I HATE doing it, but I think it is a necessity. So far I am liking the site.. we'll see how I like it after logging all my food today! :)
So, I DID read some of my healthy living books yesterday but nothing really popped out at me. Kinda sad, really. So I flipped over to my RUNNER'S magazine and came across this gem:
"No Need For Speed"
I AM A RUNNER because my runs have names. I do tempo runs and threshold runs and fartlek runs. I do long, slow runs and track workouts. My runs are defined, even if my abs are not.
I AM A RUNNER because my shoes are training equipment, not a fashion statement. The best shoe for me it the one that makes me a better runner. I choose the shoe that goes with my running mechanics, not my running outfit.
I AM A RUNNER because I don't have running outfits. I have technical shirts and shorts and socks. I have apparel that enhances the experience of running by allowing me to run comfortably. I can say "Coolmax" and "Gore-Tex" in the same sentence and know which does what.
I AM A RUNNER because I know what effort feels like, and I embrace it. I know when I'm pushing the limits of my comfort and why I'm doing it. I know that heavy breathing and an accelerated heart rate -things I once avoided- are necessary if I want to be a better runner
I AM A RUNNER because I value and respect my body. It will whisper to me when I've done too much. And if I choose to listen to that whisper, my body won't have to scream in pain later on.
I AM A RUNNER because I am willing to lay in all on the line. I know that every finish line has the potential to lift my spirits to new highs or devastate me, yet I line up anyway.
I AM A RUNNER because I know that despite my best effort, I will always want more from myself. I will always want to know my limits so that I can exceed them.
I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far.
I AM A RUNNER because I say I am. And no one can tell me I'm not.
Waddle on friends!
- BY JOHN BINGHAM "I AM NOT A JOGGER: I MAY WADDLE WHEN I RUN, BUT I'M RUNNING ALL THE SAME."
So as Bingham says.... WADDLE ON FRIENDS!!!