This week marked the half way point in my training. I have 9 weeks left! This week I didn’t run all of my runs. My new shoes took a whole week to get here! My shin was starting to feel better by Tuesday but I didn’t want to chance hurting it by running in old shoes. Since I wasn’t running, I made sure to do other workouts in place of my runs.
The challenge this week was only counting nutrition. We got bonus points for getting steps though. 5 points for 10,000, 10 points for 10,000-15,000, and 15 points for 15,000 +.
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun.
Plan Rest 3 mi 7 mi 4 mi Rest 10 mi Cross
Actual Rest Cross 4 mi 4 mi 13 mi Rest Cross
Today was the first rest day that I have had in over a month! We weren’t counting physical activity anymore with the wellness challenge, and it was a rest day from running so I took it! Plus, I was super sore from my workout on Sunday that I really don’t think I couldn’t have done anything. I was off work today, so I slept in a little. I actually didn’t sleep at all because my body was so sore that I couldn’t get comfortable. I guess that means it’s a good workout!
When I got up, I started my day with some yogurt, fruit, and cereal.
Then I took Jake for a walk. He loves it when I am home with him all day. Lunch was my Skinny Southwestern Chicken Salad.
After lunch, I spent most of the afternoon working from my recliner! I took Jake on another walk, and went and brushed Jessie. It was a very relaxing day!
Jeremy was craving pasta, so we invited his dad to dinner and I fixed spaghetti and salads. I am not a big pasta fan, and I really got burned out on it last year when I ate it all the time during marathon training. I thought it helped because of the carbs and sugar, but now I think it’s what made me so sick. So, I roasted a spaghetti squash and I ate that with a little sauce on it. (I forgot to take a pic! oops!)
After dinner, Jeremy and I watched a movie on TV until I fell asleep.
I tried out my new Slim today. It worked really well! I drank it at 6:15 am and I wasn’t hungry at all until 10:30. And even then, I couldn’t finish my entire yogurt. I tried the lemonade flavor and it tastes just like lemonade. Around 3 I had another one, and I wasn’t hungry until close to 8! I’m really excited about this! It will definitely help me stop snacking!
I was supposed to run 3 miles today, but my shoes were still not here, so I walked instead. The weather was absolutely beautiful! Jake and I walked for almost 45 minutes.
Then, when we got home I did some yoga. I was STILL sore from my workout on Sunday so I needed to good stretch. I also did a quick ab workout when I finished yoga. Jeremy burned a brush pile Tuesday evening, so we sat by the fire until we went to bed. We roasted hot dogs – turkey dogs for me!
And then we made s’mores!
Jake loved it! He sat and chewed on sticks.
I had another Slim this morning before breakfast. I took a granola bar to work with me instead of yogurt since I couldn’t eat it all yesterday.
I had a really crappy day at work and I could not wait to leave. But, it got a lot better after work. On my way home I stopped and visited my grandparents. And then when I got home, I had a package on the porch. My shoes came!! A day early!!
That made my day! I couldn’t wait to get them out of the box and try them out! As soon as I could get them on I headed out for a run. Brand new shoes are the best! Plus they are really pretty!
I ran a quick 3 miles and then headed home to help Jeremy rake some leaves. But, by the time I got home he was already finished. So, I stretched my legs and then showered. We flipped through the channels all night and decided to order a pizza. We gave Papa John’s another try. It was better than the last time, but I don’t think we’ll be eating it again. It was really doughy, like it wasn’t cooked all the way thru.
Today was a much better day at work. Plus, the sun was shining and it was 83 degrees outside! I had some blueberry Kodiak cakes for breakfast.
At lunch I added some salsa to my salad and it was awesome! I like it better with salsa than with the dressing!
After work I was planning on running my long run from last weekend. I wanted to run 13, but I would have been happy with 10. I had some Spark and a Bear Naked bar before I got started. At lunch my friends warned me that the pollen count was high and that the wind was blowing hard and it probably wasn’t a good idea for me to run in it. Did I listen? No! I headed out and before I even made it a half mile I was wheezing and had to stop. I was stubborn and decided to keep going. I thought that I would catch my breath and I would eventually calm down and be okay, but that was not the case. The route that I ran takes me a couple of miles away from where I parked, so I had to keep going. But it was not easy. There was probably equal amounts of running and walking. I could run for a couple of minutes and then I would have to walk to try and catch my breath. My eyes, nose, throat, and chest were burning from trying to breathe! It was miserable! I had to quit at 5 miles. Stupid asthma!
I headed home and took Jake on a quick walk. And once I had finally caught my breath and my chest quit burning I decided to do a circuit workout. I did the same one that I did on Sunday but I only did it one time through.
Jeremy was home early from his games and we cooked some ribs. I made a salad to go with mine and he brought home some French fries to go with his. The ribs were pretty good!
We enjoyed a relaxing night watching tv and going to bed early!
I knew today was going to be an extremely busy and long day. I got up early and did an ab workout before work. I had a Slim, which gives me a lot of energy and helped to get me through my workout. After work, I had a couple of errands to run and then I rushed home to get changed and ready to go with Jeremy to his games. Neither of the games were any good, so I snapped with a couple of friends to help pass the time.
We actually got home pretty early! I fixed some breakfast and took a benadryl and went to bed. The pollen is making my allergies go crazy!
I was supposed to run 13 miles with my dad this morning, but that didn’t happen. I woke up wheezing. I checked my weather app and the pollen count was still ridiculous!
So, I bailed. I decided not to even chance it because I knew I wouldn’t be able to run it. Since I was up early, I did an ab workout and some squats.
I got pretty discouraged today. I started questioning myself – am I using the pollen as an excuse, am I just tired and not wanting to run, am I being lazy?? I was really getting down and pretty angry at myself. But, then I walked across the street to see the horse and I had an asthma attack. I know the pollen seriously affects me, and it is seriously annoying! I was pretty mad that I didn’t get my run in, and am now worried about the rest of training. That’s two long runs in a row that I have missed.
Around lunch, I got a call that my grandma was in the hospital. I rushed up there and stayed with her all day. She has pneumonia. 🙁 I did go up and down the stairs a few times.
Jeremy had games, but I stayed behind to stay with my grandma. I fell asleep before he got home.
Steps 15, 250
I was super mad today about the pollen. My weather app said it was going to be better today, but it wasn’t! I did not get to run and it really upset me. But, the pollen was so bad that I couldn’t even walk outside without having to use my inhaler. Around noon I went to help my friend set up for her daughter’s fifth birthday party. She had a mermaid party and it all the decorations were really cute!
She had a huge party and lots of her friends come. It was so cute watching them all. They were all so excited!
I can’t believe she’s already five! It seems like yesterday we were at the hospital and she was being born.
After the party I headed up to the hospital to sit with my grandma for a little while. She was doing so much better today!
Tonight I am doing a circuit workout, meal prepping, and getting ready for the week. I’m hoping that I will be able to get some runs in this week. If not, I’ll be doing a lot of circuits. I hope you all have a great one!
I am also linking up with a Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by:
Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and
Angela from Marathons & Motivation