Training Day: Week 4, Day 1
Miles: 3.5 (treadmill, easy run)
Ate Well: Yes
Commentary: Alright, it’s time to get serious! Part of getting serious is going back to (mostly) daily journaling. This is one of my ideas for being more consistent with my training, mobility and nutrition. When I have to write about my day, everyday, it helps to hold me accountable.
I don’t know if it’s the lack of running or being at a lower elevation for a week, but my easy run this morning felt harder than it should have. My hips also felt super tight, almost painfully so. After my run, guess what I did?! I stretched! I forgot how much I love stretching after a run. Not only does it feel good, but it’s a few extra minutes of relaxation before starting my day.
Guess what else I did?! I had yogurt, walnuts and dried blueberries for breakfast and a salad with salmon for lunch. My sweet snack was 85% dark chocolate. Oh yeah! I also stretched during one of my forced work breaks (my work computers make me take breaks, and who am I argue with getting paid to not work). I even cleared the move bar on my watch before it ever completely filled up. Go me!
Last night and this morning it snowed another 2-3 inches, so I decided to work from. During one of my forced breaks I shoveled the driveway. Have I mentioned that shoveling snow is a good workout? Today my back is sore from shoveling yesterday. I’m not complaining! It feels good to be sore from doing something productive.
For dinner my husband made grilled chicken and asparagus, which is a way better dinner than the greasy fish sticks I had last night. He even made extra chicken for my salad tomorrow.
Speaking of salad, I figured out how to make salad more appetizing (to me) – I chop that shit up! The large pieces of lettuce that slap salad dressing on my face as I try to shove it in my mouth is one of the reasons I hate eating salad. Between the chopped salad and adding a delicious protein, salads aren’t all that bad!
My first day of trying to do better was pretty successful!
Endlessly seeking adventure.