April goals were as follows:
- Lose 4 lbs by April 30th (this would put me at around 148)
Hmmm...Lose 4 lbs? I'm not sure what my current weight is, but let's just say that I got clear down to 148 and then the next week weighed in somewhere around 155. W.T.F. people. I'm not even sure how that happens. I counted calories religiously for the month, and busted my butt running and I ended up higher than I started. Last night all I could think was, "what was the point of all this?"
Run 80 miles: I ran 74. I had a knee injury that stopped me from hitting those last 6 miles. I'll give myself a pass on this one because I made a valiant effort, and it was a good decision not to run those missing miles on a hurt knee.
Rock my first Half Marathon: Race recap will be tomorrow. I finished it, and considering the knee pain I was running through I consider it "rocking" my half marathon. So yay!
Fit comfortably in my size 30 jeans...yeah, that ain't happening. They fit the same as they did earlier this month, which means that all the weight I gained wasn't muscle weight. Boo!!
Anyway, the sum of all these missed goals was too much for me last night. I was discouraged, frustrated, and frankly, quite ticked off. I nearly posted "I QUIT," and left the blog at that. I'm going mental not being able to break this stupid plateau, and now I'm injured which means my physical activity level is going to take a hit making it worse for my body. Yikes.
But...today is a new day. I am not a quitter, and I'm in this for the long haul. I'm going to use this injury to branch out to new activities and hopefully mix it up enough that my body starts responding again. Biking tonight...lifting weights for the rest of the month. I have an appointment with a physical therapist this week to look at my knee and I will see when I can start adding running back in. She says it is not likely I will be able to run this month which is a big bummer. I'm trying not to think about the races I will miss out on because that is highly discouraging.
Anyway, here is to continuing on this journey and one day (I know it will happen someday!) finally seeing results from all this effort! :)