Thursday, April 14, 2011

Draggin'

My weight loss has stalled, my running performance has plateaued, my knee refuses to heal, my lungs are full of glue, and my motivation is waning. I'm 2 days away from Warrior Dash, and there's no way in hell I'm going to meet my overly-ambitious 32-minute goal. My past three workouts have been a disaster, with my energy level in the toilet (maybe I should try going to bed before midnight) and my heart rate inexplicably at a surprisingly high 169 today, which is way outside of what the chart on the gym wall says it should be at the ripe old age of nearly 40. I don't know if the Paleo Diet is letting me down, or if I'm not doing it right, eating too many fruits and not enough vegetables, or if Paleo's a crock and I should chow down on some pasta tomorrow night. It has not, as I thought it might, made a difference with my lungs or with my skin. My knee still hurts and never heals because I keep running on it. When I try to remember my Chi Running fundamentals, my knee bothers me less, but still, it hurts during and after a run.

Maybe I need to start riding my bike more instead.

Oh yeah, I did remember that this summer (July specifically) will mark my 5-year anniversary of quitting smoking, which is a year longer than I made it the previous time I quit smoking. Hooray, me!

2 comments:

He Said said...

I wish I could give you some advice that wasn't bullshit from a fatass. I can't lose my weight. My kee hurts, my sleeping injury in my feet still bother me, and I threw a rib out in my back sniffing. Not snorting something, just SNIFFING. Happy days to being 44. Compared to me you are making progress. Keep it up!!!!!

I, Rodius said...

LOL. I can't thank you enough for "sleeping injury in my feet" and "threw a rib out in my back sniffing." I have no complaints to compare. I owe you one!

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