As I embarked on this fitness and health journey a few months ago, I never really expected to like doing the exercising that I would have to do to get healthy. I really never thought I would like to run, I wanted to like it but didn't think I would. I am growing a little bit more fond of it everyday. I am far from saying that I love to run but I am enjoying it especially if I get to get out on the road alone with no kids or dogs just me and my Ipod, my treadmill does me really good too.
So I did a 5K a couple weeks ago and finished, not as strong as I'd like but I am signed up for another 5K next weekend and a 10K in the middle of June, and I'm hoping to be ready for a 1/2 marathon by the end of October. This week I decided I would kick my running workouts into high gear and add a little P90X just to be cocky. Because you see I finished 1 race and I got that bad-ass brain going on. That will always be my downfall, I get a little cocky and WHAM life comes and knocks me right back down to size.
I am running one night this week, and I am running farther than I've run before at a pretty good time, and I felt so strong, and I came home from my run happy at my accomplishment. I have been following a good food plan and running tips from other fit moms on the Internet and I actually felt like I may be able to do the 10K in a couple weeks!
Well I get home do some ab work a little, weights and then shower and go to bed because I leave for work at 430am. Except this day at 130AM I am woken by the most horrible stomach pains and nausea I have felt in YEARS, I had cancer and never felt this bad. Well you know what happens next, the runs and vomiting for the next 2 days. Today I felt a little better and got to keep some food down and I was able to take my dogs for a 2 mile walk. Trying so hard not to get off track. How many times have I started and exercise regimen and let a little bout of the sniffles derail me??? More than I could count.
I hate that I feel off this fitness track that was so hard for me to get on months ago in the first place, but I was pushed off by some violent flu. This will be a first though, I will not let a little sickness derail months of work. I will pick myself up, dust myself off, and start slow and get back to it as fast as possible.
Tomorrow morning 5/22/11 the Orange County Triathlon runs right in front of my house. This will be the first time in 7 years living in this house that I will be out there cheering them on. As a former chubster, I was not all that supportive of the athletes, now I'm in AWE of them. I won't be cooking bacon as they run by but I will be be out there cheering on amazing athletes that are attempting something so incredible to me that I owe them that respect because they a blazing the path of health and fitness for me to follow.