I was running just...because I had to.
I was eating...whatever was convienent.
I was barely sleeping.
I had minimal time for fun.
When I finally graduated, I looked around and said, "Wow. It's really time to get a GRIP again."
(And quickly, before Grad school starts in a few months!)
Every weeknight consisted of getting my own homework done, helping the AD/HD kids with their homework, running one kid off to soccer, and attending a PTA meeting at another campus, and cooking dinner for the kids, all between the hours of 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. My focus was shifted.
But because I was running 3-4 short runs per week with some fast ladies, I thought everything was "okay." I was getting faster, feeling stronger, the reality of the situation was being camoflauged. "Hey, I can run, and I can run pretty damn good, I'm fine!"
The deal is, I've been drinking way too much caffeine and eating way too many carbs. I haven't been sleeping enough. Hadn't made it to the chiropractor. I'd given up on long runs. I wasn't having enough fun.
So here I am, in a position where I've set some new personal course PRs, but feeling like a piece of the puzzle is missing.
Here we go...Get a Grip Round 2 in effect!
Thanks to one of my Couch 2 5K group girls' desire to push herself even further, I've gotten back into the weekend long run. For the last two Saturdays I have been treated to the most amazingly blissful, euphoric long runs!
Now, I'm trying to work on the carb thing. As a "wannabe" distance runner, that's my biggest struggle to balance the carbs I *need* versus the carbs I *want*. This will be my biggest struggle in my attempt to "get another grip" but I need to.
Maybe Ryan can help...
As far as fun...
Two summer concerts down...few more to go!
Grip...will be gotten...this summer.]