Four good days behind me. Two good days ahead.

On Tuesday, I was able to run and lift.  On Wednesday, I swam.  On Thursday, I ran and lifted.  Today, I did yoga.  Tomorrow, I’ll be biking at least 60 miles.  On Sunday, I will run seven miles in the morning and bike about 25 or 30 miles in the afternoon.  I’m so thankful that I feel well again.

The joy of being healthy is dampened a bit by news that Jeanie broke her wrist today.  Our race is five weeks away.  That’s not a lot of time.  I’m hopeful that she’ll find quick recovery and be back up and running in no time at all.  I firmly believe that even if she did nothing for the next five weeks, she’s got the fitness and training behind her to up and do an Ironman.  She’s so diligent.  I wish I had more of her diligence in me.

I was startled a bit by my obvious lack of diligence today.  I went to yoga tonight.  I had made the commitment to myself to put yoga back into my schedule, and tonight was the first time in a couple of weeks that I went.  I got there right as class was starting and positioned myself in the available corner, right next to a mirror.  And I was horrified at what I saw.  Everything about me just looked…big.  You can’t hide much in yoga. And you’re supposed to look at yourself in the mirror throughout. I knew I’d put on some weight in the last months, but seeing myself up close and personal like that was painful. 

When I did my food allergy test a couple of years ago, I was told to stay away from wheat and cheeses, except for feta.  I did that for a couple of months and lost a bunch of weight with no effort at all.  I think it’s time to pick that plan back up and stick with it.  I find that how I eat has much more impact on my body than how much training I do.  I train a lot.  I always have.  But I’m at my best when I’m both training a lot and being careful, even drastic, about my food choices.  It’s time to be drastic.

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