Yawn. So tired. This will help:
Just basic banana oatmeal:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: Almonds
Countdown to Crooms’ and My Running Hiatus
I am getting really excited for our 15.0 Mile Trail Race on Saturday! It’s going to be extra fun because there’s a group of us driving down on Friday night and we’re all crashing in a little hotel together. It will be a challenging and pretty course.
BUT, I have to admit that I’m also excited for the race to be OVER. Ever since I had my life bonk revelation, the idea of taking a break from running has sounded really, really good. When I think about it, I’ve been racing for nearly 8 straight months (over a dozen races!!). Plus, I’ve been running 20 miles/week almost every week for the last three years. My mind AND my knees (but especially, especially my knees) want a break!
I don’t know how long the running hiatus will last; I just want to see if my knees improve without constant pounding. To read a description of my knee condition, check out this post. I’ll be posting a detailed plan for my running hiatus on Sunday or Monday, but it’s going to include a mixture of low-impact exercise, like spinning, biking, elliptical, rowing, yoga, and the 30 Day Shred. Variety will keep me from missing running TOO much. 🙂
One thing I’m concerned about, naturally, is a slow but steady weight gain. I’m going to go from burning 1,600 calories/week through running to burning around 700 – 900 calories/week through cross-training. My eating habits will have to be tweaked, but I anticipate I won’t be as hungry anyway, so hopefully it will be easy to cut down a little.
Have you ever made a serious switcharoo in the type of exercise you do due to an injury or other circumstance? How did you handle it?