My Run Routine + My Thoughts on Pro-Ana Websites
Small victory today – 5 miles of cool(ish) morning, pain-free street running!
I wasn’t sure if this run would happen at all – I ended up modifying yesterday’s workout. My stomach felt off the entire day – I think that Moe’s burrito I got the other night had one too many jalapenos inside. So I just did a few push up/row/plank type of circuits. This morning, I said I’d see how I felt, and I felt great When I came back inside, I met Shane, about to leave for work:
Do you even realize you have an exact routine you follow every time you go for a run?
Why? What do you mean?
Shane made this comment to me today after I burst in the front door from a morning run, took off my earphones and tugged off my shoes.
As he proceeded to tell me a couple of routine things I do for each run, I nodded in agreement. I do kinda follow a running routine.
It starts about 20 minutes before I leave. I down a glass of water, followed by a cup of coffee and a banana (or dried fruit.) Then, as I’m getting dressed for the run (always Nike tempo shorts on bottom, always an old tank on top, always Lululemon tata tamer sports bra,) I meander around, gathering my things – earphones, phone, hair tie, etc.
For the actual run, I’ve been listening to this Pandora station:
as I run my usual 3, 4, or 5 mile loop. I change it up by going one direction for one run, and the other for the next. I live on the edge, my friends 😉
Then I return, tug at my shoes until they pull off, drop my phone and earphones at the entry way, chug water, and make an amino drink:
This is followed by either a Niko walk, foam rolling, or a shower (depending on how motivated I am,) and then a full breakfast:
Another honey-dew melon bowl of overnight oats – made with the usual mix.
Just a little running routine!
I suppose you could say I’m a routine-type of person. It’s comforting to know what comes next, right? To have a plan. Except I can get ahead of myself with planning. The problem comes when planning ahead makes you not live in the moment. Even I can’t stand when I’m doing something fun – something enjoyable – with a group – and all someone can talk about is what’s next? Transitioning to a deeper topic, I used to be that girl. Over 10 years ago, when I was in high school and had an eating disorder, I don’t think I was physically capable of living in the moment. Always planning out what was next or what I had to do. I don’t really walk about my past eating disorder much on the blog a) because it was more than 10 years ago, and b) only lasted about 6 months in the thick of it. To some who have had a life-long battle with the illness, I feel like it’s nothing.
Another part of this today’s routine is sharing my thoughts with you on this heavier topic.
I read and article today on CNN.com about pro-anorexia websites, and whether they’re actually beneficial to those who read them or not. I filmed a little video for my take on it, but the short answer is: NO.
All right, time to carry on with Thursday business! Got lots to do today – quite a few online programs to design, followed by a few afternoon clients. Have a good Thursday, all
Do you have a routine when you workout?
What are your thoughts on the article if pro-ana sites are beneficial or not?