My week in recovery

I’m probably being too cautious with my recovery but I don’t want to be injured again where I shouldn’t be running.  That’s a very scary things.  I felt like I lost my best friend and I don’t like losing my best friends.  It hurts and it’s sad.  No more sad faces in my life. Welcome to my week in recovery.

My week in recovery

So I’ve been really weird about my running.  I haven’t ran this week since I ran a lot last weekend.  I’m running the Austin Marathon in 3 weeks and I really want to do well.  Last year, I bailed out at the halfway point but this year I will finish that marathon and I want to do it with a decent time.  Therefore, I’ve been stretching and foam rolling this week.  I will probably take it the streets this afternoon for a short run and then a longer run tomorrow.

My week in recovery

Excuse the picture, I have 6am crazy eye. I haven’t really worked out much this week.  I did teach my classes which I’m thankful for because I have to teach them.  Otherwise, I might have been too much of a slug this week.  My fitbit steps are kind of lacking this week but I was blowing it up last week.  It’s a give and take.

My week in recovery

There have been more dog walks on the schedule due to no running.  I know Master loves it!

My week in recovery

My appetite has been off all week.  I haven’t been wanting to eat.  I’ve missed snack time everyday.  I’ve been drinking my water though.  And my salad game has been on point.  Salad every night.  We had taco salads but I couldn’t handle anything spicy this week.  I think it’s becoming a problem…and I don’t like it.  I love the spice but lately I can’t have it AT all.

My main goal of the week was to ease back into things and just stay active as much as I could. I listened to my body and just slept in when I needed to and didn’t work out if I didn’t feel like it. Next week will be a different story because it’s time to hop back on the routine.

How has your week been? Did you work out? What did you eat?

Race Recap: The Austin Half Marathon

Race Recap: The Austin Half Marathon

I signed up for this race fully intending on running the full marathon. This is a race on my list that I MUST do. Last year I said I was going to do the race this year and I had high hopes of running it. I picked up my packet, enjoyed the expo for the amount of time I was there… Running a marathon takes focus and control because it really is a mental battle. My head wasn’t in the game. We had to wake up pretty early to make it the race start. They recommended being parked by 5:30… View Post