It occurred to me last night, during a 3.67 mile walk to deliver our monthly rent check, that there is an internal conflict raging in my head. The fight is between my two alter egos, the Lazy-Ass Gamer and the Fitness Blogger/Runner. The battle for control of my body and my evening actions was previously (for the past year and a couple of months) dominated by the runner, but since the half marathon a few weeks ago, the battle has swung back in the other direction.
After training toward one set goal for over twenty weeks, wrapped up in the success of finishing the race, I think my Runner half decided it was halftime and headed to the locker room. The several weeks of feeling pretty broken and sore gave my Lazy-Ass Gamer personality the opportunity it needed to blast through the gaps and dominate my evenings. I've been playing many hours of games most nights a week, which in all honesty is a lot of fun, because I play with many good friends of mine. The problem though is that I feel absolutely horrific. The added hours on a computer each day have resulted in significantly more headaches, less sleep, less exercise, and more mindless eating. You would think it would be easy to get back to my healthy lifestyle again.