Sunday, October 26, 2008
Back at it this weekend! Yesterday was a drag. I did the 4.6 miles & I felt like I was going to die. I came back after the run and said to my mom "I'm so out of shape." I also didn't take into account I had just kicked a migraine in the arse.. or rather the migraine kicked my arse. and i was in migraine recovery mode... feels a lot like a hangover without the headache. Anyway afterwards I thought to myself.. man.. I ran almost 5 miles without walking and I think I'm out of shape? some people can't even run half a mile let alone 5! Then I realized I'm pretty hard on myself. Thats no revelation though. I'm always at competition with myself. I guess part of this journey for me is learning not to be so competitive and to listen to my body and appreciate it for what it can do, not punish myself for what I wasn't able to do..
Then I went running this morning and it was amazing. Amazing! I felt great. I brought Mei-Mei too, lately she's been depressed I think. She hasn't been the same since Ebby died :(. I still can't believe Ebby is gone. I see it in Mei-Mei's eyes she's sad & I feel I owe it to her to take her out on more runs. And today I even hit a new personal record! I ran my 4.6 route in under 45min! With Mei! And it was a personal record for her too, she's never done any more than 3 miles :) She keeps my spirits up, I love her.
I ate really clean this weekend too. Fruit, veggies, homemade hummus, butternut squash soup. oh I love fall :) great weekend. now I'm off to work a charity wine auction! I have to get all dressed up. fancy schmancy deal. its at Nicholas in Red Bank, voted in the top 10 restaurants in the US. I we're auctioning off vacations, bottles of wine, season tickets, you name it. its a pretty crazy event but it will be interesting to see how people will be spending their money this year. Last year I had no problem coaxing $3,000 out of the gentlemen for a bottle of wine. this year my job will be tough. work it vana! The proceeds go to The Manna House, a shelter/support organization for women who are victims of domestic abuse or just need help. Its a great event, looking forward to it!
Posted by shannon at Sunday, October 26, 2008