Ok, I'm STILL not doing better. The good news is, since I weighed in on Friday, I've worked out twice. I went for a run with a friend of mine on Friday, we're training for the Ragnar Relay in Las Vegas in October...we're on the same relay team. His name is Eric (and yes he's cute). He kicked my TRASH. Then yesterday NR made me go to the gym with her. We were on the stairmaster's, pounding out a quick 40 minute cardio session and talking about the month of April (and the failure I perceived it to be) and she said something truly genius, as NR tends to do. She said, "D, you're looking in the rear view mirror. But you have to remember, you don't drive by the rear view; you have a whole windshield in front of you that you need to look out of. How much bigger is the windshield vs the tiny rearview? If you tried to drive your car by looking only in the rearview, you'd crash and burn your car." HOW TRUE!!! Have truer words ever been spoken? How did I get so lucky to have such a smart roommate? We talked a lot about self- forgiveness. I forget that it's one of my struggles. I think this is part of the reason I'm still struggling right now.
The good news is I signed up to do the Ragnar Relay with some friends, and while I'm SUPER nervous (cause all of my friends are some of the best athletes), I'm excited to have something to push me and motivate me. It's still 6 months away, and I've done the Ragnar before so I know what to expect (somewhat). It's a relay race, I believe 194 miles or something (?), and there are 12 people on your team and you basically run 3-5 mile legs 3 times during the race. Some of the legs are easier than others, so you get a nice range of difficulty levels to run. It's super fun, and I have time to prepare, so that's good. The only thing that stinks is that I'm training at ocean level and the race is in LV and some of the points on the race reach as much as 4500 above sea level...so some of us might be strugglin. ;) My friend Eric suggested we get an air pressure chamber and sleep in it together to get used to the changes in altitude. Guys are so FUNNY!
Ok friends, let's hope this week gets better!