It's okay to say it : "Get a grip, G!"
The marathon training mentality has perhaps taken over. But I am never blind to my own crazy.
Anyway, my plan was to cut back my mileage to give my body a little break before amping back up to sixteen miles, seventeen, etc. Turns out I really needed it. While I had some awesome workouts this week and ate pretty well, Wednesday night I got hellaciously ill. A 24-hour stomach virus, which kept me up all night vomiting, and then I was in bed all day Thursday resting while my saintly Hubby cared for the kiddos.
So the ten mile plan turned out to be much needed. I had wanted to work on my speed during this shorter run, but I ended up still running fairly slow in the cold and still feeling like I was in slow motion the entire time.
I am looking forward to running in the warmer months! Call me weird, but I would much rather run in the heat than the cold.
Prior to my run, my week looked like this...
Sunday: Recovery day - no workouts.
Monday: this 10 minute core workout during naps; PM gym - light cardio
Tuesday: this 40 minute bikini body workout (looooove this one!) during naps; PM gym - light cardio
Wednesday: this 16 minuteVS Ab workout at naps. PM gym - 5K at full-speed on the treadmill (which ended up being no where near my PR. Darn treadmill!)
Thursday: Sick! So, no workouts.
Friday: AM yoga class
Saturday: 10 mile run
As far as nutrition goes, I've been really trying to wrap my head around the fact that it is 70% diet and only 30% exercise that gets your body healthy/lean. I've always been more of a "I work out a ton, therefore I can eat whatever I want" kinda gal. But now I am adapting a new way of thinking: um, reality.
Here's to a good week of training -- and eating enough!