Sunday, September 21, 2014
Good Week - Women Stuff
I was back on track this week and got in all my workouts running and strength, and they felt pretty good. I cooked everyday and we were back to mostly veggies and fruit meals. I also had my physical and after they stuck me nine times trying to get a vein for blood we had a serious discussion about my need to get a colonoscopy right away. I will be following up on that. But I also had an interesting talk with my Dr. about "that time" in a middle aged woman's life and we discussed the impact that could have on my running and fitness goals. I had never really thought about the fact that while my body finds a new balance I may have to change up my goals, because I am asking an awful lot of my body. That kind of tracks with my running lately. I have been consistent but definitely my performance and pace has been a little off my normal. We both agreed the change would be harder if I was not as rigorous about my exercise and diet, but that I needed to understand that maybe I should shift my focus off performance.
I think it was a good perspective. I will continue to be consistent and finish all the races I have committed to, but I might alter my goals and just run for fun and fitness. Who knows what might happen. Eventually my body will find its new Chi and I can reevaluate big time goals. After all I did not start running for times and medals. I started running to be with my husband and I kept running to avoid the health issues and bad choices endemic in my family.
Today we enjoyed a beautiful breezy late morning 6.75 miles of fun together, no times no pressure. Back at it this week. I plan to do a couple of morning runs without music and enjoy the sounds of morning in my neighborhood. It can be very centering. I hope your training week went well.
Today I am grateful to see cooler weather on the horizon.