Sunday, July 15, 2012

Overdone for my run

Today's run (street): 3.3 miles

It's been quite a weekend and we bade farewell to our last guests around midday. I'd had no opportunity to run since Friday morning, so my calorie intake had far exceeded my burn rate. I was determined to get in a few miles today and finally made it out the door around 2:00 PM. With the high heat and humidity, I thought it might be tough to get moving. I had no idea how difficult it would be.

It's so easy to slip back into bad food habits during celebrations and I plead guilty to that. Prior to my run, I'd eaten a big lunch and two hours was clearly not enough time for proper digestion. I struggled as I made my way up the street. I felt like I was carrying ten pounds of extra weight.

I almost cut my run short after the first mile but decided to tough it out. I hoped I'd gain some strength as the run went on and to a degree, that happened. By the time I reached the second mile I knew I'd be able to complete my targeted 3 miles. But I still felt like I was carrying a lead-filled backpack. By the time I finished, I was fairly exhausted. I jumped into the pool after first checking my pockets.

It's now back to my healthy diet and proper portion control. I'm not sure it was a good idea to run on a day when the weather was so hot and my readiness was so low. I need to get back on track with my training, stating tomorrow. I'm out of the office Monday and I'm hoping to get in an out of cycle run. I just hope today's performance won't carry over to tomorrow.

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