The “Week 1” That Wasn’t
Last week I had the intention of starting my marathon training up again – a sort of “pre work” to the real Week 1 that officially has a start date of 6th of June…
So on Wednesday, 1 June I thought to myself “hey! let’s get this party started! It’s Global Running Day anyway!” I went to work as usual with a good food plan in mind and the idea of doing a little round around the park after work.
Mind you, this would be my first run after the operation… and I didn’t yet have the go-ahead from my orthopedic surgeon. Never mind, a little round wouldn’t hurt, right?
My intention was to eat well and within my calories. I logged onto MyFitnessPal as per usual but I actually tracked my calories instead of just checking out who did what the previous day. It was going to be a successful day!
After work I came home and put on my kit. I COULD NOT WAIT to get out there! It was going to be glorious!!
I was right too, the run went very well, no pain in the foot really, just a little sensitive, but most importantly the OLD PAIN WAS GONE. As far as I was concerned, the operation was a success!
I was right! It was a successful day! And Thursday as well. Even with exams looming ahead, I was staying in control.
But Day 3 happened, Friday night, and we ended up going out for dinner. I did not track. The Panic was setting in. I stayed up too late.
Day 4, Saturday, was exam day. Let’s just say nothing went to plan that day. I did not track anything. I did however go out and run, but even that was not as successful as I would have liked. It was hot. I can’t complain, I love the summer and prefer to get used to the heat than be cold all the time. But I’m from the desert, so I think it’s easier for me to adjust than for others here in the Netherlands (I can do without the humidity though, mother nature…).
Day 5, Sunday, ParkLopen! I got up early and biked an extra round to get to Sonsbeek Park. Though I went on my own it was still nice. 3KM through Sonsbeek – you really can’t go wrong. The monthly market was going on so afterwards I walked through and actually purchased a ring and then felt like eating something, so I got a waffle. So… let’s just say food-wise it wasn’t happening Sunday either! I find myself often making excuses that I can eat things because I’ve exercised but at some point I do need a deficit! So this is definitely a focus again! The day progressed with the eating of all the things… we went to my mother-in-law’s to celebrate her birthday with cake and then ended up out for dinner again. I’ll have an extra large pizza and two beers, pleaseandthankyou.
So that was the Week 1 that wasn’t. Well and we are not even a full week out, but let’s call a spade a spade, shall we?
Have you ever had so many good intentions that just kept going the wrong way?