"The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy...It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed."
~ Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ
1/4 Cup Banana Oats, 1/4 Cup Kashi Go Lean, Strawberry Banana Chobani, Strawberries, Dark Chocolate AB, Hazelnut Biscotti Granola
I think hot coffee may be back for the season.
I was doing mock interviews for high school juniors all afternoon, but did stop for lunch beforehand.
We went to a cafe near the school that specialized in Greek food. I love Greek restaurants because you're almost always guaranteed to have a nice selection of veggie options. And my love of hummus and feta is pretty much catered to with this fare, so it's a sure thing.
I ordered the Mediterranean Veggie Wrap and the Vegetable Chili Soup.
The wrap tasted great! Hummus, feta, and veggies in a spinach tortilla. And the soup was fantastic as well. Loaded with veggies and spinach in a slightly spicy tomato broth. I ate 1/2 the wrap, most of the soup and left the chips.
When I got done with work, I went to the gym to get in a solid run this week. I really needed to asses where I was at with my knee pain and I wanted to get in some substantial mileage to do this. 5 miles on tap, and they were pretty uncomfortable on the knee. Well miles 3-5 were rather uncomfortable. Not horrible, but definitely not perfect.
I think the most frustrating thing about this all is that I WANT to run! I want to run so badly and mentally, I am in the right place. I have every desire but my body is telling me no right now.
For tonight's dinner, I put together a true comfort meal.
BBQ Tofu, Roasted Sprouts and Broccoli and Baked Sweet Potato with Baked Beans
Southern fare at it's finest. BBQ and tofu go together so well, agreed?
So it looks like I have a decision to make. The reason why I chose the quote at the start of this post is because I feel like I am getting so many mixed signals. I keep seeing these things, telling me that the the reward is so much more worth the pain. The satisfaction of finishing this race is going to be worth it and I feel like if I don't at least try, the regret will be more painful than any physical aliment.
Honestly, I am torn!
My last confession of the night.