I should’ve realized that I was going to be a gigantic waste of space today after running 18.0 miles. The nice thing about being self-employed is that you make your own hours, but TRUST ME, I still have a ton of work to do (like, err, write a book in 4.5 weeks). Today definitely needed to be a productive day, and it ended up just being a recover day.
I did get some studying done for my Anatomy test tonight, but not nearly enough… Maggie helped me learn about the digestion system. 🙂 She is a really good study buddy.
I fell asleep on the floor for a few minutes and then moved it into the bedroom.
When I woke up, I realized that I was severely dehydrated. I weighed myself and clocked in two pounds lighter than I was this morning before my long run (bad, bad sign, especially considering that I eaten several meals!). So far, I’ve drank another liter of water, and I’m starting to feel better.
Eats thus far included Greek yogurt + Grape Nuts before my nap:
Baked tofu drizzled in maple syrup, Brussel sprouts, and brown rice:
I heart tofu, I really do.
Brussel sprouts, not so much:
And brown rice with a slab of real buttah is AMAZING.
Due to my mid-day nap, my eating schedule is incredibly off. I’m finishing up this meal now (at 4:30 PM)!
Remember a few months ago, I shared this an e-mail from a reader named Amy? She originally wrote, “I have 2 kids, a 5 year old and an 8 month old. I also have a twin sister and while I was pregnant last, she lost a huge amount of weight, which completely inspired me to do after the birth of my daughter. Twins can be very competitive! I have never been athletic but would work out on the elliptical trainer and call it a day. Now I am running 5 miles on the weekend and during the week I swim about 30 laps or work out to my P90X dvd’s. I have done 2 5k’s and now working on a “mini” triathlon in September. I’ve lost 20 pounds!”
I got another e-mail from Amy today. This time, she said, “When I emailed you last, I was just getting ready to start training for my first triathlon. Since completing that, I have done a reverse duathalon (ride 9.2, run 5.6, and ride 9.2) and now I am getting ready to start training for my first half marathon that will be in February.”
Amy, you ROCK! How inspirational is that?
What have YOU accomplished? Seriously, do a little bragging in the comments section. It makes YOU feel good, and it inspires others, too!
I literally could not run a mile until a few months ago. Now I can almost run 3. It’s not much but it’s so exciting to see myself improve little by little every week. I’m going to try to run a 5k in a few weeks! I’ve almost lost 8 lbs since I started running 5 times a week which is awesome considering I want to lose 30 lbs.
I seriously cannot wait until I can run 5 miles!