Wednesday, December 12, 2012

the dreaded plateau

Well I've been pretty quiet about the running/weight loss etc around these parts these days and there's a reason for that. It's not going all that well at the moment. I have hit a plateau. Big only frowny face. I seem to be yo-yoing the same couple of pounds up and down. It sucks ass, pretty much.

I made no secret about being nervous approaching the colder months. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to run through the winter. Life is funny in many ways and I ended up with a treadmill. Turns out I really hate running on the treadmill. Good news though, I love interval training on the treadmill and it shows, I shaved five minutes off my best time when I ran in the Santa Shuffle earlier this month (such a fun race, can't wait to run it again next year!). I have not been getting outside for enough runs the past couple of weeks. As much as I love running on the trail near my house, it's not going to be great for winter running. The trail is mainly in the middle of wide open fields, so it's extra brrr-y out there, also extra windy. This past weekend I mapped out a 1k loop around my neighbourhood with the plan to run some laps. I'm getting home from work a little bit later these days and it's getting darker earlier, so at least this way I can run under the streetlights if need be.

Plus it's the holiday season so there have been parties and get togethers and candy and treats and all that yummy tempting stuff and we're just getting started! Sigh. So, it's been a bit of a rocky transition, but I've been on two runs already this week using my new route and it's pretty awesome. Now I just have to get back on track with the water and hope that I can get through the holiday season without doing too much damage. Fingers crossed.

1 comment:

a happier girl said...

Hope your new plan gets your running on track! It has to! Because you're my own running guru leading the way through difficult things. I appreciate so much the encouragement you give me when I talk about how hard running has been for me. But even more than that I get encouragement from seeing you having so much fun when you go to a run. Makes me think I need to sign up for more!