Tuesday: 2 mile walk and 20 minute YogaDownload video on YouTube
Wednesday: 6 miles (58:09)
I could not get myself to run yesterday. I always take Monday off and I was just so exhausted after school yesterday, I just came home and sat on the couch. I convinced myself I could just go for a walk and do some yoga to stretch out my legs and it would be okay. I have not been following my training plan very well this spring, between the pulled calf muscle and just feeling too busy I haven’t been able to run as much as I should. After I hurt my calf and took off a full week, I almost always took off one of my shorter mid-week runs each week. I always did the mid-week long and the weekend long. So, I would not suggest trying to train for a marathon this way, because it almost always ends in injury. Luckily, the race is soon and I my legs are feeling pretty good.
I forgot to post this picture with my 20 mile post, but this was the food I packed to take with me to the rail trail for my 20 miles last Saturday. I am loving the mini bagels with Peanut Butter and Co (best peanut butter ever… and now Target sells it!!!) and had one next to my bed to eat at 5:30 am Saturday morning before I went downstairs at 6am to try to eat some oatmeal.
Love my lemon-lime gatorade, vanilla GU, PB Luna protein bars and GOLDFISH CRACKERS. Yes, I’m still obsessed with them and I am currently out and very sad. Those little fishies hold me over at school because… I AM HUNGRY ALL THE TIME. It’s actually really annoying, but I feel like my appetite is starting to calm down. I wasn’t that hungry Saturday after running the 20, but I was starving Sunday-Tuesday. I seriously want to eat every hour. I’m currently eating these…
I might as well just finish the bag tonight since I’m sad that I’m out of goldfish crackers.
As I’ve mentioned before, I am completely in love with my Walmart compression socks. Yes, I have the cute pink running compression sleeves but there is no stopping these tan babies. They are awesome and super tight. I went to Walmart Saturday night and spotted these gorgeous OPEN TOE socks!! I’ve been telling my friend Amy to buy them for the past 6 months and when I found these (across from the pharmacy), I had to take a picture to send to her. Just look at that picture! A couple wearing those open toe tan beasts and they are playing footsies under a table?! Amy couldn’t resist and she bought her and her husband a pair. She is obviously required to reenact this photo and send it to me so I can post :)
On a serious note, I have been having major sleep issues over the past month or so. I can fall asleep, but I can’t stay asleep more than 4 hours. I’m exhausted and I’m noticing a pattern where it is worse the day or two after a long run. I’ve never had this happen before! I’m hoping it goes away after the marathon, because I would love to sleep past 3 am. Does anyone have trouble sleeping or staying asleep after long runs?