Posts Tagged ‘struggle’

not good

run didn’t go so well.   

how do I feel about it?

not good. not good at all.

thats it. .



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foam rollers?

every running blog I read swears by foam rollers. I wasn’t really sure what they do, what the hype is about, or why runners insist they need them.

BUT after some googling (magical?  massage? ) & since I’m a lil crazy I decided if my fave runners need them, obviouslyyy I do too. amazon & done.

the other night my foam roller arrived in the mail.

So I consulted my standard running resource & scored a few things to try.

Runner’s World- Foam Rolling for Runners



Then yesterday I decided to try Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred.

So, its supposed to be done every day, but I figure its a solid & quick way to strength train on non-running days. and because really.. I’ve been ignoring the rest of my body since I start running & I should probably stop that.  That said,   I knew my arms, back, etc would be sore. Not surprised.

BUT my butt and my LEGS!!!
you would think I’d been working those pretty well with all the running. I thought wrong. SO SORE.


I would love to think that the foam roller going to help me prevent injury, which is what I bought it for, but for now I’ll just say it feels AWESOME.     hurts but in the best way possible.  new love. 🙂


These are blogger references I mention. I’m a sucker & will probably buy anything they tell me to. sigh.






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I’m a big fan of routine. and well.. specifically. I’m a pretty big fan of my routine.  
I have very little trouble lately staying on track, eating well, & working out.
After 4+ days at the Cape – I’m finding it near impossible to get back on track. 

I want to sleep. A LOT.
I want chocolate. and salty snacks. and wine.
I don’t want to run.
I was even tempted to order food, like dominos. ick.  (dont worry I didn’t)

So needless to say, I’m going to get back on track but its reallyyy tough.  I’m learning that just because I’m good most of the time or that I ran 8 miles or its a holiday that needs to be celebrated, I can’t let myself go completely crazy. Indulge – yes. for sure.   but 4 full days of too much everything. not cool.

Now this was my first extended weekend with lots of celebrating since I really started paying attention, so I’m not surprised I went overboard, nor am I going to beat myself up about it. BUT I’m learning my limits. and acknowledging that I exceeded them for sure. 
now if I could just get that self-control thing down.

Last night was the first time in a long time that I got home from work and had nothing to do.

great plan right?
serious fail this morning.
anyone else hanging out in struggle-city this week? 

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