I usually am excited and if I can push through the whiny voice in my head not wanting to run, I know I will be happy. This morning was different. I feel like I'm getting a little burnt out on running. I've been training for my 5k which is in 2 weeks, on Thanksgiving Day, and I've been running every other day for 3 weeks. I do other exercises, but I don't do any other type of cardio and I think that I just needed a break from running. I have no doubt that I will pick back up with running on Thursday with my next scheduled 3.5 mile run...but today, I just needed a break. I never want running to feel like a chore. That's not why I started.
That being said, I almost didn't post today. I was going to email a friend and explain myself for accountability, but I didn't want to post it to the world. Then I realized, why do I feel guilty? Why shouldn't I be accountable? I skipped a run. I'm still eating well, I have been a running machine for the past 3 weeks, I'm not jumping ship...I just skipped a run. I made a thought out choice to skip a run. It wasn't a lazy decision, it didn't come from me not getting enough sleep or being hungover. I have nothing to feel bad about. Sometimes, we just need a break.
I tried a new recipe last night, Cheesy Polenta Casserole. I of course used organic polenta, low fat cheeses (Italian blend and a little fat free cheddar) and I bulked up my tomato sauce (I used a can of tomato sauce with my seasonings) with some frozen peas. I also used a slightly larger dish and only layered twice. It turned out amazingly well! It's delicious and very filling! I should have taken a picture, it looked beautiful too!
I am in a good place right now, mentally and physically. I am enjoying my life and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It's amazing the confidence it gives me to be able to say that and mean it.