I’m one week into my reset so I thought I would give a little update on how it’s going.
1. Walk at lunch at least 3 times a week. Score: Goose egg. I have not walked at all during lunch in the past week. I finally remembered to bring a pair of walking shoes today but I can feel the excuses building already.
2. Engage in at least one group exercise activity a week. I got in two group activities this week! Once was an impromptu spin session on Friday and the second was part of a group run on Wednesday. I’m not sure I can count that as I was running *near* others but not actually *with* anyone. I was close enough to hear conversation, though, so I think I’ll count it. It was the runner’s version of parallel play. Is it possible to be lonely and anti-social at the same time? I seem to hit that combo quite often.
3. Complete 1,600 miles for the year. I will not likely complete this. I needed to run 35 miles a week for the rest of the year to get it and I only managed 16 this past week. I’m not too broken up about this. As one of my BRFs said, our goal should be to “be more awesome than last year” – in that case, double check!
4. Do a modified Whole 30. Mostly good. I had to do a massive baking session on Saturday and did end up sampling a bit but I haven’t been sneaking extra bites and I ignored an entire Costco cake at one of the THREE retirement parties we had this week at work. Bonus: I’ve lost 3 lbs! I know, it’s water, but still nice to see. I would love to lose 4 more before the month is done but I know my body hangs on to every last ounce so I’m not too set on it. I need to be careful, too, because I’m getting weird with food again. I wound up not eating dinner last night because I was paralyzed over what to eat (after I realized too late we were out of spaghetti sauce so I couldn’t make the baked spaghetti squash casserole I was planning on). I wound up eating a banana and a packet of Justin’s Almond Butter with Honey before bed. Not ideal
5. Add magnesium back into my diet. 100% – I have been having magnesium every day and am up to full dose. I’ll know in a few weeks if it will help with my PMS anxiety and migraine cycle. I hope so because I’m getting pretty tired of it.
Overall, I think things are going well and I feel more centered. I’m also feeling more optimistic about this next training cycle and am looking forward to having a non-goals race with friends.
Speaking of training…. Monday will be 19 weeks until the Blue Ridge Marathon (or half, or 10K or 1 miler – or double marathon, if you’re nuts!) Stay tuned because I will be giving away one free race entry to the distance of your choice!!! I will also be kicking off an All Things Blue Ridge series of posts that you’ll want to catch if you’re thinking of running next year.