So with the reset button fully hit and plans made, this week was successful.
I started back slow as my body had to get used to running again after being off for the month. I ran this week when my body would allow me.
Well I’ll start with this:
I want to say “dear coach I can’t explain”, but I did finally narrow it down to the leg/foot of an ironing board. I had an ugly purple toe that I couldn’t even bend and it was beyond swollen. Touching it brought tears to my eyes.
I did take a break after I did 5k not thinking it could be broken. I was happy with my results from the run so I guess that counts. Not counting that I needed to ice my foot after and often for a few days.
The rest of this week I focused on my food. I’m still trying to adjust to being a plant based eater without the normal things most plant eaters would eat. I’ve been hungry and unsure of all foods I’ve ate. I’m trying to monitor my symptoms with my anaphylaxis to see if there is any improvement, as well as keep fuel in my body so I have energy. It’s still been a struggle.
I reached out to friends and fellow members of team nuun for help. I’ve gotten somewhere. This is a process which won’t be fixed over night.
I did make my own bread this week, it might of taken a couple of tries because even the squirrels would not eat the one loaf. It weighed about 7lbs and could of been used as a weapon. It wasn’t good.
This past weekend my plan was to run 21k. If I was thinking and looked at the weather I would of ran Saturday, but I was thinking I would still incorporate it into my #JPsTeam fun run on Sunday. It didn’t happen. The weather on Sunday was gross in Toronto. So all I ran yesterday was 10k. Which is ok. It worked my lungs with the humidity. I was uncomfortable with the heat but I got it done.
Plus I enjoyed my company on the run. I was able to catch up with an amazing person, who I wish I saw more of! So to me that was the win. But the huge surprise of the fun run was the wedding vow renewal in the middle. It was so perfect and heart warming. I was blessed to be there and included.
For this week I have some new goals. Just getting the kms in, not the time. I know I’m improving I can tell with each run I do. With each time I push myself a bit further. I’m going to teach my legs that it’s ok to still run dead tired. Going to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone.
My goal is to get in a 21k in the middle of this week, a 5k and do a long run on Sunday.
To me this marathon is about being my best. Doing my best and reaching the finish line with a smile.
This is my journey, it’s not anywhere near a mirror image of anyone else’s and that’s perfect.
Until next week, let’s hope I get my food figured out and I do some runs with a smile.