Confessions of a 4:21 marathoner. I committed to myself that I would clean up my eats again starting this week. From Monday until dinner on Friday things went pretty great. As I was on my way home from work on Friday my husband buzzed me. He wanted Panda Express for dinner. Because we "always" have it the night before a long run. But we'll get to that in more detail in a minute.
The Workouts: (aka The Good)
Monday - 5m Easy on the treadmill, followed by a .2 gain at Weight Watchers. Awesome.
Tuesday - Walked 45 minutes on the treadmill, followed by Barbell Strength class.
Wednesday - 8m Easy on the treadmill, it was long and boring. Mentally hard, not physically.
Thursday - Was going to go to Barbell Strength again (like normal) then Jerm decided he wasn't going to make it to the gym. So I opted for Yoga instead. I've been wanting to add Yoga in somewhere. It was Restorative Yoga (I'd never done it before), and it was more like stretching in the form of Yoga poses. Sure it felt good and all but it wasn't a workout and I won't be going back.
Friday - 5m Easy on the treadmill, I felt strong and it felt pretty easy.
Saturday - 18m LSD. I listened to a couple episodes of Serial (I'm trying to spread them out so I don't burn through them all too quickly). Then at the turn around point I switched over to Unbroken on Audible. I'm really enjoying this book. Listening to books really helps the time fly on the long run I think. As we hit mile 17 my husband needed to take a walk break. He doesn't train midweek so when the long runs get really long he starts to struggle. I kept going and finished up my 18 feeling super strong and SUPER hungry.
Sunday - I'll call this "Active Rest" since I spent 3 hours walking around Costco and Target getting my groceries. Followed by putting them away.
The Eats: (The Bad AND The Ugly)
I did really well during the week. Had BBQ chicken salad for lunch every day. Kept my dinners on point with what I had meal planned. And then ... shit just fell apart Friday night.
Confession #1 -- I have been known to eat Panda Express the night before a long run. Thing is, it's carby for one thing. Noodles and rice. And I pretty much have a stomach of STEEL. The majority of my really bad long runs were preceded by a dinner of just soup. Or a salad. So apparently I went to the other end of the spectrum and go with greasy .. fatty ..
Confession #2 -- After we finished our run we were both starved. And we didn't have time to go sit down and eat breakfast like we often do. After some back and forth we stopped at Sonic and ended up downing a footlong Coney Chili Cheese Dog. (This is the UGLY category). WITH onion rings. It tasted so good though.
See I told you it fell apart. And thus I'm up .5 this fine Monday morning. Awesome.
Marathon training is hard! It can make you irrationally hungry. Not all the time. But sometimes. And I fully admit I went with the I just burned a bunch of calories I "earned" this mentality. And I'm frustrated with myself. I really really want to lose another 10 lbs before Phoenix. I need to try harder. I need to do better.
After the sinful chili dog on Saturday I got busy! Rotated all the seasonal clothing for my boys. I should have done this like 2 months ago. But I just now got Jerm to bring the boxes down from the attic. I did a crap load of laundry. Why EVER to I let it stack up like that? I cleaned out my closet and all together had 5 bags of donation clothing to get rid of. So I felt like I had a really productive day.
Then Sunday it was grocery shopping and dinner at my parents. Before I knew it I was wrestling kids into bed. OH .. I also finished "The Affair" on Showtime. I know some people don't like to watch/read about people having affairs. It's a little racy. But it's also decently written. I would recommend it. I'm already looking forward to next season! It ended with a great cliff hanger!
What are you watching right now?
Do you binge watch TV?