Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wishes, Wants and Cramps!?

I wish I could come to you today with a glowing run report, but I cant.

Yesterday, the alarm went off at 4:30 and I was awake. I was surprised at how aware I was after the alarm went off. BUT!!!!... there just wasn't any want to. I didn't want to get out of bed. I didn't want to get ready and get dressed. And I surely didn't want to go run. Frankly, this surprised me. I laid there trying to make any sense of it but fell back asleep and my opportunity was gone.

I've had a chance to think about this some and I have a simple solution...the Dave Ramsey way...

Children do what feels good, adults devise a plan and follow it.

I have to follow my plan no matter how I think I feel. Period! Simple? Yes! Easy? Not so much (for now).

So, the alarm goes off at 4:30 again this morning. All was fine until I moved to turn it off. As soon as I moved my calves cramped. What the....?  When I (have) run, I live and die by my calves. If they are cramping before I get up, there's no way I will be able to run.

So, what to do about it? This wasn't the first time this has happened. There's no doubt this is because of bad eating habits over the last year (and a lack of exercise doesn't help). While the last week has been good, my body has not yet flushed out the junk and gotten back in balance. Time will take care of that, but I will need to kick start things by taking a good multi-vitamin and eating the right things for dinner and before I go to bed.

But, no matter the "feelings" and "issues" I just have to get my mind past these distractions and just go do it!

Till Next Time...KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!!


mgreene said...

Look at the background of your blog - Monte Sano - and remember how great it is to be up there running!

Amanda said...

Have you tried "The Stick" on your calves? You use it to roll out the muscle to improve flexibility, reduce soreness and stiffness. You may find that if you start using it your calves will feel better. I have a friend that has a rough time with her calves and she swears by "The Stick" it really helps ease the tightness and pain she has.

As for the schedule - yep, you have to follow it. If you can't get the time in the morning, set time aside at night to do your workout. No matter what you have to do the miles to improve and be ready for the races.

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