So, I say I'm back into training mode. Well... apparently not quite.
Today was a scheduled 40-minute tempo run. Started out fine, but about midway I felt like complete crap. At first I thought it was because I've been working out pretty hard and my body was just tired. But... I feel really, really crappy. Hmmm.... For some reason, I started to think back through the day and what I ate (or didn't).
Breakfast: oatmeal, banana and yogurt
Lunch: had a lunch meeting and lunch was ordered in. I had two little (like appetizer size) veggie roll-ups (spinach wrap, a little bit of hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber), fruit and a cookie
Pre-workout snack: noodles and a piece of bread (found some yummy garlic Italian bread -- crusty on the outside and soft in the inside) -- I know, not the best pre-workout snack but I ran home first and was looking for something to grab quickly.
Hmmm... lack of protein anyone? Definitely not what I normally eat! Usually when I'm training I'm very dedicated on my meals. Even if I have lunch meetings, dinner out, happy hour, etc. I'm pretty good about sticking to a "training" diet. And, lots of time I'll make sure I have appropriate snacks to supplement just in case. Not this time. The part that bothers me -- I never even thought about it ahead of time. Thus, I felt like CRAP during my workout.
I left the gym feeling very disappointed, like I totally wasted a workout and kicking myself for not eating appropriately. Lunch meeting tomorrow, too, but guess what? Not making that same mistake!