I finally ran my 4 miles yesterday because I had properly fueled my body with salmon and greens before the run. On top of that, I had taken a GU gel a few minutes before the run for extra fuel. I guess I was paranoid that i’d have another day like Saturday and not be able to run the 4 miles I set out to do.
This enforces what my last post was about:
I’ve got to tell you, I felt like a new person. However, it was still hard to run. Not because i’m out of shape, but because two months ago, when I was doing crossfit regularly, running seemed so EASY and ENJOYABLE! Yesterday it was enjoyable, and by mile 3 my legs had grown numb to movement and I felt like I was flying, but the first two miles where hard to make myself keep going! So last night I decided to go to sleep a little earlier than I normally do and had planned to get up this morning and do crossfit and sign up again… to make myself go regularly. I believe it really helps my fitness and keeps me social AND accountable (i’ll explain the social part later). So this morning when my alarm went off I immediately thought Oh, I should go tomorrow instead, I have no classes, and then I thought Yeah, and it’s early in the morning and there’s not enough time to defrost my car. And then I opened my eyes and pulled up the weather on my phone and almost bursts out laughing. At 40 degrees, I highly doubt there will be a thick layer of frost on the car. I’m just making up excuses
So I got my butt out of bed, got ready and went to crossfit, shaking in my boots the whole time. However when I arrived, all the people that greeted me at the doors two months ago, greeted me today as if I hadn’t left. It truly felt like a crossfit family. They smiled and told me they were glad to have me back. I wasn’t judged for staying away for so long, I was welcomed back with open arms. Soon I felt myself smiling and laughing though deadlifts and kettlebell swings. It felt good.
And suddenly it hit me. I need this social interaction. I realized that I am hermit level: expert. For the past few weeks, sometimes DAYS go by and I don’t speak face to face to a human soul. I get online, study, watch movies, chat on facebook (that I still haven’t deactivated), blog, and read books, but I don’t actually have any human touch or interaction. I often find myself feeling lazy or depressed. Even on days I have class, I may not really speak to anyone. I go in class, I listen and gather information for the next class, I learn and soak in knowledge and then I leave. I go home and prepare for the next class. My only days of true social interaction are at church. Going to church to see people and get social interaction is NOT why I want to go to church. That’s just bad news bears. So today I went out on a limb and paid for the entire month of crossfit and decided that somehow I would fit it in my schedule.