Hello! Thought I would take some time looking back and looking ahead on this first day of the week. Looking back on last week–it’s unique challenges and looking forward to how I’m going to keep moving forward this week.
So I didn’t get to run my half marathon today. I was sad, I’m not going to lie. I even felt better, so I had a hard time yesterday and toyed with the idea of still doing it, but it just really didn’t seem wise and I didn’t have any peace about it.
Yesterday, I read from Sarah Young’s devotional Jesus Calling…
“Thank Me for the conditions that are requiring you to be still. Do not spoil these quiet hours by wishing them away, waiting impatiently to be active again…Instead of resenting the limitations of a weakened body, search for My way in the midst of these circumstances. Limitations can be liberating when your strongest desire is living close to Me”
There are lots of half marathons out there. This one just wasn’t meant to be. I did pick up my race swag—not too shabby for a local race. I really like the long sleeve tech tee—I don’t have any long sleeved ones so I’m sure I’ll get plenty of wear out of it! Plus 3 chapsticks and a healthy cookie!
My plan for this week is to ease back into running and being active—and really listen to my body as I continue to wipe out this infection.
Monday: Walk/Strength training
Tuesday: 3-4 Mile run easy or intervals if I’m feeling good
Wednesday: 5-6 Mile run easy
Thursday: Strength training
Saturday: 12 Mile Run or any comfortably long distance
This week has not been the best with tracking since I have been sick and you, know that evening we spent in the ER. I need to get back on my game. Okay, I just took a second and recorded my calories for today. I went from thinking “doing pretty good today” to “uh-oh”. You learn so much when you write it down. My lunch today was quick added calories from nachos at Qdoba. I thought I was doing good because I only ate chicken and salsa on them, but I guess not! Sheesh.
I also did really well this week with avoiding dairy. I feel so much better when I don’t eat it, but it always lures me back in…. like that ex you dumped but you’re “still friends” except that every time you hang out you end up sleeping together and wake up the next morning feeling disgusted with yourself. Yeah, that’s me, and dairy’s my ugly ex.
Anyways…I also started taking a probiotic and that seems to be helping my stomach issues as well. So basically I take 5 pills every morning and feel like a rock star– or like someone in a nursing home.
My meal planning is a little sketchy this week. All I’ve decided is that sometime this week I will eat:
French onion soup
Chicken (of some kind)
And that’s really all I’ve got on that front. I’m starting to get obsessed with green smoothies for lunch so I’m sure a few of those will happen this week!
Hope you are having a great Sunday! Relax and enjoy yourself!