Flashback to the day before the Chicago Marathon, and I realized that I really did not eat enough at all. I’m starting my morning with some cheerios, almond milk, and a banana. I going to hit for a lot of carbs and proteins throughout the day. But I still don’t really know how much to be eating.. How do you marathoners handle eating the day before the race?
Today is day 3 of keeping a food journal and I’ve actually kept up with it! There are some calories I am not able to calculate, but I do the ones I can and then I can kind of ball park how the days have been going. It feels good to keep track and actually know that I am not eating as much as I thought I was.
Trying to drink more and more water every day as I lead up to the LA marathon this weekend. I don’t have any one coming to support me, but I’m kind of using that as a motivator. I train by myself, and do a lot of things by myself, and yes crossing the finish line with no one there will be upsetting, maybe it will be empowering that I did it on my own. I’ll probably be secretly upset, but hey, you can’t win ‘em all. I’ve signed up for the pace team and I see that really helping me out and keeping me on track/motivated. I’m ready to finish this race no matter what.
It’s march…how on earth did that happen??? The concept of time lately is just wild. Trying to find the right balance of intern life/school life/work out life. It’s not the easiest task in the world, but I’m just trying hard enough.
Going to keep a physical journal with me this month. Motivation march anyone one? No takers? It’ll catch on…
So this journal…I am going to use it to physically write out my intake, my exercise, and maybe rate my days on how I did/what I need to work on.. So today is my planning day, and the tracking and everything will start tomorrow. Ever since ending 30DS a few weeks ago, I havent started up a new plan (besides the normal running routine) So that will begin tomorrow. I just needed to get myself moving, and moving hard. It’s time to push myself and that why I think having a physical journal with me might help…well it can’t hurt!
I don’t know if I wasn’t hydrated enough, but my legs are still a little sore after today’s run. Hmmm.. Need to drink a lot of water tonight and get myself in gear for a good long run tomorrow.
About to have a movie night with my sister, where we plan to pop our own popcorn and maybe add a few chocolate chips because we need to enjoy life, right?!
The past few weeks have just totally gotten away from me! I’ve been busy with my internship, trying to find a part time job, getting my apartment together, and fitting in work outs. Eating has been varied a lot since I’ve been on a little hiatus. Some days are better than others but I really need to knuckle down with nutrition and work outs. I finished 30DS and have yet to start up my new routine, but that starts today! I had a long run planned for today, but I was called into my internship so this week’s schedule is TBD, but I need to get it written down and actually stick to it.
Today’s plan is to get my homework assignment done while I’m at work. Get the week’s cardio & strength planned out, and maybe do a little meal planning? If it’s not too late by the time I get home, I will get in a little run and do a strength video (I’m thinking Jillian Michaels’ video). I’m prepared to do a lot of running tomorrow, I may split it up into two runs, but I WILL get it done.
I’m committing myself to being a better me as of this moment. I know I can, and I will prove it to myself.
Today has been a very bingey day. Putting the day behind me and will start fresh tomorrow. No work out for today but tomorrow will be a step in the right direction. Miles in the morning, and shredding in the evening.
Now I need to relax, take a hot bath, and get some homework done. I’ll make the day productive in some way, even if it’s just with homework. Some times off days are just part of the journey, and then we can move forward.