Today I had a progressive 15 miler on the books. I cut the run about half a mile short because I was hungry. Really I should have just finished the last few minutes, but my tummy felt like it just could no longer continue on in an empty state. Usually I fuel up on clif shot bloks before a long run, but my supplies are out and I have been way too lazy to head to the store to get some more. So today I headed out on for my run with just a few gumdrops in my belly, and it really was not enough to sustain me.
After fueling up on peanut butter waffles and fruit I felt much better. They were delish despite the batter being extra thick. I really didn't care what the consistency of the batter was, I was so hungry I would have eaten food off of the floor with dog hair on it after I stepped on it with my dirty running shoes.
Lately I have been forgoing my trips to yoga. This has left my muscles feeling tight, most especially my quads. My past few runs I have felt like a hippo trying to run in high heels.
If I only had a personal assistant to stretch me after each and every workout, I would be a happy girl. Alas, I do not.
Next week will be an easy recovery week for me with 40 miles on the schedule. The major goal will be to fit at least 2 yoga classes in, and maybe find sometime for a massage. My shoulders are so tight that it is uncomfortable to sleep, and I'm tired so a good nights sleep without discomfort would be nice.
4 weeks until an 8k and I'm super excited. I haven't raced in nearly 6 months, and I am aching for a challenge.