So, even though my stomach has been an a-hole ever since the race (okay, I’ll probably still talk about it a little bit) – I’ve still been eating.
My Dad took Lisa and I out for lunch after the race on Sunday, but the stomach issues prevented me from eating my Tomato Basil Pasta from Interurban.
I eventually ate it later that evening, and it was pretty good.
Monday my stomach was still in a tizzy, so for dinner I went with comfort food.
Mac and cheese… from a package. Can anyone tell which one?
Last night things were finally feeling a little better, so I got my eat on. I finished off a bag of spinach and some leftover chickpeas, had a slice of pb and jelly toast and an egg taco.
So… nothing too exciting, but eating has occurred. Now you have proof.
As for workouts, none of those have occurred and likely won’t occur with much regularity until after I move. It just is what it is.
Set 1: 10
Set 2: 12
Set 3: 7
Set 4: 7
Set 5: Max (I made it to 15)
Whew! My arms definitely feel a bit rubbery today.
I would have really liked to have gone to Body Pump tonight, but I switched shifts with a girl at the part-timer and I have to work tonight.
I’ll be in D.C. next Monday, have a haircut next Wednesday (probably the last one with my stylist ever, sniff) and then leave for a work trip the following week so I don’t know that I’ll be going to BP for several weeks. This makes me sad, but I can’t control it.
The only thing I really want to make sure of is that I still run a couple times a week.
Usually after a race, I feel burnt out and take a month or so off of running – completely destroying my base mileage in the process.
This time around I feel invigorated and definitely want to keep running. So that will be a priority.
However, things are just going to be too busy and crazy to have a set workout schedule and I’m okay with that. Things will settle down eventually and I’ll get back to it when I can.
The important things in the following month or so will be to figure out when I’m going to move and where I’m going to live.
Then I’ll have to focus on packing, selling all the stuff I can’t take with me and spending as much time with family and friends as possible before I leave.
Exercise will definitely have to take a back seat to all of that. (Just to clarify, I don’t plan on cutting it out completely – it just won’t be top priority, or always scheduled. I’ll definitely still work out when I have time as it’s something I love to do.)
What do you cut out when life gets crazy? For me exercise is usually the first thing to go. Yes, it’s good stress relief but not if fitting it into the schedule causes more stress. Sleep is the last thing I cut. I can’t function without it.