Gas Fumes A La Carte
Wow! I had no idea how dangerous running on the street can be. I went for a jog by myself yesterday and every time a car went past I gagged on it's fumes. I tried to go down less traveled roads, but could not escape the smell of exhaust. I went home feeling I had gone out to be healthy only to come back polluted. I think I just hit the road on a bad day, but I am a car away from wearing a mask when I run. So anyway I am not off to a real grande start for my training and I am starting to feel like I may never be ready for this race. I could surrender to this thought if it weren't for another thought of "you feel great, and your body is healthier for it". I find women are funny this way, especially myself. We want so badly to be fit and healthy, but when the weight doesn't come off fast enough or we aren't able to run 10 miles the second day of training, we throw in the towel and grab the bag of chocolate. Well that bag is calling me too! But I don't want to go back to feeling that way. I am finding that my work is rewarded in small doses. I regained the only pound I lost, but when I go out running now I don't feel like lead filled water balloons are attached to my body and legs.
Here are my stats for yesterday:
cross-training- 4 sprints during my run the distance of one block