I had my weekly weigh in. It was not as good as last week. However, I'm not too surprised. Why? Last Wednesday when I weighed in I had pretty much not eaten anything for the previous two and a half days. So yeah, that would kind of skew the weigh in results. I have also been on an oral steroid for the last week or so and apparently that can cause a bit of weight gain. But the biggest reason I'm not surprised? I have been eating a diet full of carbs and way too many calories. It is definitely my fault. The only good thing? I am still lower than that stupid 5 pound range! I just need to pull it together so that I can STAY out of that range.
So how have I been doing? The poison......ITCHES! Still spreading? Maybe.
The chest/pneumonia. I'm still exhausted. My chest has been really hurting the last day or two and the weird crackle/rattle that occurs every once in a while when I breathe is just disconcerting. But I'm up and moving.
My goal for the next few days? Get control of my eating and drink water. While I've been sick I have drank mostly soda. Diet soda, but soda. Oops I have however tracked every bite through the last two weeks. (that deserves a pat on the back, right??)
I'm watching the training schedule for this half marathon. Days are ticking off and it makes me nervous. I needed the full length of the training schedule. I think I can still 'recover' from this enforced involuntary break from running if I can get back in the groove by this weekend...but I admittedly am nervous about what will happen should it go longer. I'd like to say that I am not going to worry about it...but that would be a lie. I will obsess about it. However, I am going to take it as it comes. If running this half marathon is not in my cards, then I will be ok and there will be another attempt sometime in the future.
Meanwhile, April 2, 2016. I am officially registered to run the Cooper River Bridge Run again. YIPPEE! Hopefully no ankle issues this time and I will truly be able to run it!