THE Jog Blog – 3

Now I have my own version of “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

It’s appropriately called: 

“Eat, Jog, Vomit”

Yes, not as pretty, not as adventurous and perhaps a little too visual, BUT it is enlightening.  It is about the virtue of PATIENCE and that I am clearly impatient. 

Melanie has told me how to avoid this problem but…..I have this thing where I’ll eat, knowing I have to fuel up before I jog, but then can’t seem to wait the proper alotted time.  Because I don’t wait, I end up feeling SO SICK during and after my jog that I sometimes….vomit…in my mouth….while I’m jogging… (ewwww, I know, it’s totally sick but I share this with you so you don’t do as I do, but rather learn from my character flaws).  It’s so disgusting…and one day I did exactly that, and then inhaled (because I kept jogging)…and started to choke. 

Yes, now you have a 41 year old woman, choking on her own vomit as she jogs the affluent seawall area in her ghetto jogging outfit which consists of boyfriend shirts (from my 20’s!) and pants I bought to lounge in, not run in.  It’s a beautiful thing. 

Ok, so here’s my tip

Give yourself plenty of time to prepare your food, eat your food and digest your food BEFORE you start jogging.  It’s just not worth rushing that process because your body will without a doubt let you know if you’ve been impatient.

Your body tells you all sorts of things if you listen. 

Eat ,Pray, Love – beautiful

Eat, Jog ,Vomit – not so much…..

Actual Journal Entries:

October 22, 2010 – DAY OF REST!

I took today off.  It was suppose to be a cross training day but my body is very tired and sore so I slept in till 8:00 a.m. I emailed my trainer, Jody Kennett, and asked if that was ok and she said that was a sign of a true professional because I was listening to my body!  I love that…I am listening in general – my body, my instinct, my thoughts and my emotions. It’s a great gift, to listen…

October 24, 2010 – ANOTHER DAY OF REST!

I took two days off in a row!  I have to say, I feel much better.  I feel rested and ready for the 9k jog.  It will be another milestone in the sense it’s the first time I’ve ever jogged 9k with a jog 10 minutes, walk one minute ratio.  The route incorporates hills so it’s not just a flat run.

I am so grateful to be training towards something right now. Stress in life whether it’s from money, old relationships, family or jobs can really weigh you down. Jogging gives me the outlet to let it go.  Ultimately it’s always leading me in the direction I see for myself: 

A life of happiness, laughter, inspiration, achievements, helping others, healing myself, and truly living in color. 

I LOVE LIVING IN COLOR. 

Even with stress, the difference in my life because of jogging is astounding.  I feel grateful and blessed every day. My life is so much better now, than before I took up jogging. 

Here’s the lesson I learned today:

I started my jog and then the sky opened up and it started to pour!  It was coming down pretty good but I laughed out loud because I thought,

“That’s life, you can plan and organize and hope and pray but if it’s going to rain, it’s going to rain.” 

So, like life, you can either stop and turn back, obviously not an option for me…you can keep moving forward but complain, bitch and moan about it, making a challenging situation, all the more difficult, OR you can look up, let the rain fall on your face, open up your arms and laugh out loud.

And that’s what I did.  Accept, laugh and keep moving forward.

October 25, 2010 – CROSS TRAINING

Today was a cross training day. They’re hard, challenging, difficult…I like it.

October 26, 2010 – DAY OFF (rest)

October 27, 2010 – JOG 8K (Jog 10 min / Walk 1 min)

I have to jog 7-8k today…

I beat the rain and actually the sun came out.  There’s this lovely light that shines on the ocean when the grey clouds are in the sky but they are thin enough that the sun, which is behind them, can shine through.  It makes the ocean turn almost white….I love that light; it’s gorgeous.  It’s not warm looking but it is serene and heavenly.  So many blessings, each day.  You just have to look…and listen…

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