I had a good week. I am struggling a little with the lack of structure, but I'm trying to give my days some structure by planning when I'll do schoolwork etc. I am anxious about going back to Oregon - it's a big transition and transitions are generally anxiety-provoking for me - but I've been trying to deal constructively with the anxiety (e.g. talked to a friend about it the other day). One thing that will help me get settled back out there is to make some friends; I have a hard time with that, but it was something that was really missing for me this fall.
Food was so-so. See above: lack of structure. One big thing I have managed to let go of is that "I am going to eat a bunch of this now then never eat it again" thing - like you know in the comic strip Foxtrot before Andy goes on a diet she eats all the cookies in the house - often if I binge I think "I need to eat this all NOW then tomorrow I'll go back to not eating sugar." I think I finally figured out that it's ridiculous to say "I'm never going to eat sugar again" or "I'm never going to eat ice cream again." That's helpful because if I am starting to binge on ice cream it makes it easier to stop and do something to distract myself until I can deal with whatever feelings made me want to binge in the first place. So there is some progress... now I say to myself "if you still want a cheese danish (or whatever) tomorrow, you can have it tomorrow." At which point my brain is usually a little more logical :D
goal this coming week: keep running under control. Swim at least 2x.
Swims done; took a day off from running so that is good...
M - 8 mi run + 20 mi bike T - 8 mi run W - 40 mi bike T - 8 mi run + 4000 yd swim F - 8 mi run + 5000 yd swim S - 10 mi run S - 8 mi run + 20 mi bike
Totals: 9k swim, 80 mi bike, 50 mi run. I am very happy about the weekend runs: the 10 miles was in 74 minutes and 5k of Sunday's run was under 7 min/mi pace.
Goals for the week: same as last week + finish two articles for school
maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine
If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back.
disclaimer: PhD not MD