• Saturday: this was the day of my very first trail race! I opted to do all events offered. So I ran a 5K (that was actually 3.6 miles), a 10K (since it was the 5K loop twice, it was 7.2 miles) and a half marathon (that was actually fairly accurate at 13.2 miles). The promised total distance was 22.4 miles. According to my Garmin AND my FitBit (which piggybacks off the GPS on my phone), I ran 23.78 miles. For the most part, I had an amazing time and look forward to doing more trail races in the future, with less mud and flood preferably, though. (stay tuned for my race recap in the next couple weeks)
• Sunday: everything hurts. Haha. I was going to go to the gym and do my machines workout and the elliptical, however I am so sore that I decided against that workout. After I got up and got moving around, I discovered I was more stiff than I was sore so the more I moved, the better I felt. I took a 2.5 mile walk around my apartment complex in the evening and made sure I got my 10K steps!
• Monday: still recovering from Saturday, so continuing to keep it light. Went to the gym and did my time on the elliptical.
• Tuesday: since I was still in recovery mode on Monday, I did my PI day run on 3.15 instead of 3.14. They’re doing construction down the street from my apartments and had BOTH sidewalks closed off, so I had to get on MapMyRun and figure something out in the opposite direction.
• Wednesday: worked overtime Tuesday night so no run or workout.
• Thursday: worked overtime again on Wednesday night so no run or workout again.
• Friday: I slept in due to poor sleep over the previous couple days and then just didn’t go to the gym to even do the elliptical. Days like this is where having my own elliptical in my apartment would be great because then it doesn’t matter if I have the time to drive to and from the gym so long as I have the hour for the time I like to put in on the elliptical. I’ll be revisiting the whole buying my own elliptical after my trip to Oregon next month.
I’ve got to do something different. I’ve been desperately trying to regain what I achieved last fall where intermittent fasting clicked completely and I felt fantastic and I wasn’t missing any workouts and everything was just great. I’ve come to the sad and disappointing realization this week that I’m not going to regain that…not with how I’ve been going about it, anyway. I’m beyond bored with the food I’ve been eating and therefore I’ll lose 2-5 pounds one week just to gain it all back and sometimes more the following week to 2 weeks. So, I’ve really got to do something different because, while I love being told I’m insane I don’t want to do things that are the Albert Einstein definition of insane (doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results). However, that’s the time warp I’m stuck in right now. Soooo…to take a little stress off of me, I’m going to go with prepackaged foods next week. Yea, I know, I’m not exactly happy about it either, but I need to do SOMETHING different. I’m probably also going to go back to cereal for breakfast for next week and the week after at least. I just want to remove the stress of food prep for a couple weeks and rethink things in that time. Also, with prepackaged foods, the nutrition info isn’t part guesswork.
I'm still going strong with my #22for22 challenge, however I'm not sure what day I'm on anymore. Haha. But the plan was to just keep going with it after the challenge was over anyway.
With that said, I’m back where I was 2 weeks ago. Just like last week didn’t happen at all. Ugh.
How do I feel about this? Frustrated. Disappointed. Annoyed. Done. Like I need a change. So let’s change things up, shall we?