Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Dawn of a New Day
I'm talking today about the nutrition/exercise/rest roller coaster. Two and half years ago, I was coasting along. Running regularly, and not worrying too much about my diet. Then fatigue set in. It hit me like a Noland Ryan fast ball, hard and direct. After being dupped into hours upon hours of being attached at the nose to a hose (CPAP for central sleep apnea), I hit the deep end and took great strides in changing my diet. It paid off in a big way. My energy levels returned. My blood pressure went down, and I grew leaps and bounds in my running. That is, until about ten months ago. Relationship issues forced a change in my lifestyle and old habits settled back in. The waist size grew, the miles slowed, and before I knew it, I was back in feel-like-crap-ville.
Food - I'm jumping head long into a mostly vegan food base. It worked before, it will work again. I keep saying that to myself.
Exercise - It's time to get over my setbacks of late. I extreme-ed it last year with races and frequency, then crashed down to nil. I've got the Army Ten Miler in October, year number five. I'm putting a simple goal. Make it better than last year. It's a lofty goal, as I rocked it hard last year, but I know I can do it, and will.
Sleep - I'm lucky in that I rarely suffer from insomnia. Where I suffer is that I stay up too late doing meaningless shit. New rules... 10:00 pm bed time.
Blog - The Runner's Bug has been neglected. Time to put a stop to it. I missed writing quite a few race reports last year, causing my blogging motivation to plummet. I'm in a new life and a blog renovation is in order. Time to kick myself in gear!
Here's to the dawn of a new day!