Sunday, September 28, 2014
2014 Belmead Trail Fest Race Recap
I was not really in the mood to run a marathon yesterday, then after me and another runner got lost that just made it more frustrating. I was just too sore in my hip joints from participating in last weekends Virgil Crest 50k to run a full Marathon.
My options were to pull out.. DNF or run/walk the coure. I ran a little, but mostly hiked the full marathon. I constantly reminded myself that my body was not healed, and sure enough all my weak spots started to hurt like my knees and so forth. This is my tenth marathon in my quest to run a marathon in all 50 states and luckily it was hiker friendly.
I know what pain and suffering is like and so I knew how to deal with this from past experience. As I looked at all the runners passing me by I realized that I am still about 20 pounds overweight. I am at a standstill with no weight loss.
During this marathon I started to think about what Jenna told me and I have made a commitment to stop drinking alcohol at work. This could very well be the reason I can't loose the last 20 pounds. I drink anywhere from 2 to 5 glasses of Merlot four days a week. If I really love myself why am I drinking so much alcohol? I thought this the whole time as I struggled to finish my marathon. I need to change this habit of mine today.