Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Food = Fuel

This week has been a little frustrating on the training front.

Sunday, I pretty much slept all day and only ate a few Saltines and a small bowl of grapes. Monday was much of the same, until dinner time. I had a mad craving for PIZZA!!! JP was great and dutifully went to pick up a small Papa John's for me. I'm pretty sure it was the best pizza I'd ever eaten. :)

Tuesday, I tried to eat and did a pretty good job of staying hydrated. We headed to the gym
after JP got home from work and I was determined to get in some sort of workout in. I was scheduled for 5 miles and barely survived a run/walk combo for 4.5 miles on the treadmil. It wasn't pretty. Barely halfway through, I felt very weak. It just plain sucked.

Today, I got up and had my usual pre-run breakfast. I was schedule for 8 miles, but hoped to get through at least 4 miles. I just got through 4 miles and hope to do 4 more tonight. Not quite the same, bt hopefully it'll get me stronger, sooner. I really want to do well in Chicago and will be pretty bumed if I don't hit my goal.

After my run, I took my soon-to-be nephew to his day camp and we had a nice little chat on the drive. He's 12 years old and my buddy... we've gotten along really well since I first started dating JP. He's running cross-country for the first time this year, and he told me he missed the 5k his team did together. So, I told him I'd do one with him. I want him to get the race experience before his first actual race. He seemed pretty excited and I'm really looking forward to it!

So, I need to hurry up and get better so I can get on with my marathon training and run a 5k with my little running buddy!


Laura said...

Ugh, my officemates ordered pizza for lunch today and I managed to resist the craving and eat the chicken and veggies I had brought... and there you go making me crave it again! Perhaps I'll make a (healthy) pizza for dinner :)

teacherwoman said...

How frustrating.

Crissy Rae said...

Are you having trouble eating or is food just not that interesting? I've been swinging in the other direction-eating waaayyy to much!

That's so cute about your new little running buddy!

Unknown said...

You've been sick? If you don't eat, you won't have the energy to exercise. Get well first. Then run.

Unknown said...

I hope you gain your appetite back. ((hugs))

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