The body has such great memory. After only running a handful of times for the past month and a half, I seem to have been able to pick back up at a good solid 3 miles with no problem. I’ve gone on two runs in the past two days and it’s felt wonderful. What’s even stranger is that I’m not even sore. I was always under the impression that our bodies lost fitness relatively quick when stopping for extended periods of time, but it really isn’t that noticeable. Now, if I were to go out and try to do 6 miles I’m sure that would be a different story! However I can probably build back up to that distance within the next few weeks. I’m going to start joining Vero again for the occasional morning run in the next week or so. I’ve missed our morning conversations (even though she does most the talking). Our friendship seems to be built around exercise, which isn’t a bad thing at all!
Yesterday I battled with some unexpected body image issues. I felt less confident than I usually do, and was a little discouraged. It’s strange b/c my body weight is exactly the same and nothing significant has really happened. There is an external factor that I can possibly attribute it to, but it still threw me for a little bit of a loop. It’s these exact emotions that I have to learn how to control and see how irrational I am being with myself. It’s OK to have a weak day, as long as it doesn’t turn into a weak month or a weak year. If there is one thing I am confident about though, it’s the fact that I know this time around I will be successful. Most days aren’t hard at all. So when the more difficult ones arise, I can feel pretty confident that I will snap out of it in a reasonable amount of time. This morning I woke up feeling much, much better.
As for the rest of the day, I am meeting my friend Rebecca in just a little bit to flesh out our production plan for next Saturday. There is quite a bit of work to do, even though it’s just a one day shoot. This afternoon is the Sidewalk Film Festival volunteer party, which should be pretty fun as well!