This week was tough. I think I was exhausted both mentally and physically overall. Important takeaway from the week – hydration, nutrition, sleep, recovery were not up to snuff….and I definitely felt it. Small choices add up.
Monday: shake out miles, my legs were feeling a bit cramped from my Sunday long run.
I like food. I was craving pizza bagels so I made this grown up version – everything bagel, avocado, jalopeno almond cheese.
Tuesday: FIT. Lots of running in this class which started with a warm up of 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150…and then we did the actual workout. We finished with Sally. #stabmyself
After FIT I ran a quick 5 miles.
We had a waffle bar at our Brewsday Run at work. Um HECK YEAH!
Wednesday: rest. I had to be at work early and was just dead. After work I hung out with some friends playing giant jenga and getting my vitamin C. Blue Moons and Shock Tops counts as vitamin C, right?
Also, chicken tenders and sweet potato fries. You probably see what I mean about hydration and nutrition…
Thursday: 6×800 on the track. These were not pretty. It was hot. I was dehydrated. BUT I got through it and ran the pace I was hoping for 3:20-3:25 for each with 3 min rest. Pretty sure my pain train face was on the whole time.
Friday: FIT. You can read my whole FIT Friday recap here. After FIT we took the pups for a 2 hour hike. It was hot. I carried Loki for a while up a hill – 25lbs gets surprisingly heavy quick.
Saturday: 10 miles. was supposed to be 16 but as soon as I started running, I knew that wasn’t in the book. Not every run is simple, but sometimes there is magic in the struggle. These are the type of runs that train your mind more so than your body.
At least the sunrise was beautiful.
Sunday: shake out miles and then Sunday Funday at WATER WORLD with my roomies!! We’re so grown up.
Have a great day!
Have you had a rough run lately?
Do you use any protein or greens supplements?
Tell me something random about your week!