Last night, once again, I hit the 7pm slump. I got home from work around 5:45 and was really tired. I stuck a podcast on my ipod (Savage Love) and took Murphy for about a half hour walk. While we were walking, Jason was making deconstructed burritos.
I have always loved the combination of vegetables, refried beans and salsa. Refried beans are one of my favorite foods, although I really only like the Old El Paso Fat-free variety. I tend to eat different variations of the same thing, as evidenced by my dinner the night before last.
After last night’s dinner, I tried to rationalize not working out. I was grumpy and tired. I tried to convince myself that it was a good idea take a rest day but then came to my senses and popped in the Core Synergistics DVD instead. I hate this DVD. I hate it more than legs and back. Legs and back is just hard, but there are a lot of moves on the Core Synergitsics DVD that I am simply unable to do which is frustrating. Plus, that particular DVD skips. I only did about 40 minutes of it, because the skipping was so bad.
I really need to get back into running. I don’t know what happened. That’s not true. What happened is what always happens to me. I train for a half-marathon and then I get burnt out and don’t run more than 3 miles at a time. Does this happen to anyone else? How do you keep up the mileage when you aren’t training for anything? The logical thing would be just to do it. Just put on my running shoes and walk out the door. Why is that so hard sometimes? I just ordered new running shoes (same as my old ones). Maybe new shoes will motivate me. I also have this weird little problem with my right foot. My heel has been sore. It sort of feels like a bruise or like I’m stepping on a little pebble. It’s not painful so much as it’s tender. My mother has had plantar faciitis before and said that she didn’t think that is what it was. It could be a heel spur. I hope not. Hopefully, it will go away. I only feel it some of the time.
I just need my crazy life to settle down. I feel like I’m constantly at some sort of celebration and it’s taking a toll. I have been eating a lot, drinking a lot and although I haven’t gained any weight, I feel sluggish and lethargic. I’ve been going to sleep after midnight almost every single night. I’ve been relying on caffeine in the morning (in the form of diet coke). It’s an exciting time in my life, but it’s so exhausting. I refuse to give up working out, or blogging for that matter, so what gets sacrificed is, unfortunately, sleep. Le sigh.
Right now, I’m totally bribing myself to run. Run=stop at Kroger for ice cream. No run= no ice cream. I want ice cream.