For once, all the stress of the new job has not impeded my working out.
I AM actually incredibly stressed. But, for some reason I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing I can do except keep going off to work and hoping for the best.
I got on the scale last week and was shocked and amazed. I have really gained weight. One would think needing to buy one size larger pants, and a larger swim suit would have signaled that to me, but no it didn't really.
SO. I've been running and improving somewhat…
I still feel like this guy below.
but it's been good.
I just got a pair of the Tulli's heel cups. I took my first run in them today, and they were great!!!
One wonders how a big hunk of flexible plastic could make such a difference.
But they do.
I had less pain on the run. My only complaint is that my heels did start to feel sort of friction-y and warmer towards then end of three miles. But I suppose one gets used to that.
I finally figured out the distance of a mile in the pool and have been swimming a mile each time I go to the pool. It is exhausting. Takes me 45 minutes. I find that having a distance to go actually motivates me to swim a little faster, rather than just cruising up and down the lanes.
I've made it a new habit to hit the pool after my shift in the morning. Some days it is hard as I am exhausted, but most of the time, I think it does me good. on those days I apparently only swim about a half a mile, but it's still something. I am so happy that I am able to simply pop by the pool right after work as well. it is definitely more convenient.
I've lost about 4-5 pounds. Maybe a little too rapidly for certian people's tastes, but I have been eating as well, so I think overall I am alright….
Teulu has stopped running with me at this point as he seemed to abruptly stop enjoying it. I think he actually had an allergic reaction to IAMS lamb and rice food, he got very itchy and licked a sore spot, so he is in the cone of shame and has been switched back to his old food….