Today's run is brought to you by the number 2 for several different reasons:
1. There were TWO main motivator factors for my run today - my major cheat meal yesterday and Trenton, my running buddy.
First of all, I am a firm believer in the 80 - 20 rule, clean eating 80% of the time and indulgence 20% of the time. While I have a ton of admiration for those that can stick to a clean eating lifestyle more than 80% of the time, I know that it is not realistic for my personality or my lifestyle. I know myself well enough to know that if I resist temptations too many times, I eventually cave and OVERindulge in those naughty treats -- my guilty pleasures: pizza, Diet Coke, and wine! So to keep from overindulging, I allow myself a treat every now and then GUILT-FREE! When I can have these cheat meals each week it often reminds me why I want to eat clean most of the time and I don't feel deprived.
2. You should have TWO pairs of running shoes if you are a regular runner. I found out today that the shoes that I normally work out in are a tiny bit too small for running - and my toes are feeling it! Luckily I follow this little tip of having two pairs of shoes and will be going back to my regular running shoes tomorrow.