Getting there. I'm not in the game yet, but I'm standing on the sidelines, suited up, and ready to play. I feel sane for the first time in a while. The weekend was a rousing success. After Saturday's hike, I got up on Sunday morning and was sore. But I ran anyway. I gave myself a bit of a break and only ran 10 miles. That's a bit shorter then my typical Sunday run, but I figured it was okay after the mileage I put down last week.
From Sunday the 22nd - Sunday the 29th, I covered 72.2 miles!!! That was 46.5 running, 9.2 walking and, of course, 16.6 hiking. Phew!
I ate really well, too. Usually that much exercise leaves me feeling justified in eating too much or the wrong stuff. But not this weekend. I was pretty vigilant, yet I didn't deprive myself, either. After running yesterday I weighed myself and my weight was way down. I knew that it was an artificial low - as I've mentioned, I always drop weight after a run, but it felt great to see numbers in the teens again. I was 116.7.
We spent yesterday putting all the summer decorations away. Geez - it feels like I just got them out! I hate to see summer come to an end, but getting the yard cleaned up and ready for fall feels like an accomplishment.
This morning, I shot back up to 120.2. Some of that must be from DOMS and retaining water. Geez, I'm pretty fit, but I have some achy spots from hiking. I was carrying a backpack and feel it in my shoulders. And my hamstrings are sore, too - I think climbing up and down rocks did that.
I wasn't sure where I would be mentally this morning - it's one thing to feel good on the weekends, but getting back into the groove on a Monday morning is another! But I'm happy to report that my feeling of calmness and being in control is still here. I'm not having any urges to eat uncontrollably. I still feel a little shaky - the last couple of weeks have done a number on me mentally. But I **think** I'm getting back on track.
Thanks to everyone for supporting me and encouraging me when times were tough. I mean that! This is a good way to end the month. If any of you have been struggling like I have, I hope you are getting back on track, too! Tomorrow a new month starts - what a perfect time to get back in the game!!