Fitness Friday: I ate a salad this week

October 10th, 2014 | Posted by Erica House in Life

Workout Wrap Up

Saturday: 8 miles

Sunday: 15 miles

Monday: REST

Tuesday: 5k

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: 6 miles

Friday: Jillian Michaels Extreme Shed and Shred

It’s strange to look back on my week and feel like it’s low mileage compared to what it should be one month out from marathon #3. I realized this week that marathon #4 (Rock N Roll New Orleans) is also only 3.5 months away so I think I’m going to plan on PRing at that course and running Pensacola next month for fun.

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Strength training will be my priority for a few weeks as I’ve let it totally slide. I read a study recently that showed moderate strength training 2x a week was most beneficial for runners performance (as opposed to strength training more times a week or at vigorous levels.) So, that’s my goal. I was able to start eating a teeeeny bit better this week. I had a salad! And kombucha! I win all the healthy blogger points.

 2014-10-08 11.51.10I still ate mostly carby cheesy delicious meals. Like this picnic lunch I had in the car Monday before class.

2014-10-06 11.45.49I tried to make healthier choices grocery shopping at Publix after class Wednesday night. Aside from the chips (which I ate for dinner that night with bean dip) I was quite pleased with myself. The only reason I picked up the Suja juice was because it was BOGO. I’m not a huge fan of juice (I’d rather drink my calories) but I felt like I could do with the extra greens.

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So – progress is being made this week. And I’m happy. For the first time in weeks I felt light. Not stress free (and my TMJ is still killing me) but I just felt like I was able to breathe, and I felt like myself again. It was nice.

Now I just need to avoid hitting up both Cheeburger Cheeburger AND Mellow Mushroom this weekend. No more going out 2-3 times a week! Life can be so cruel.

What are you doing this weekend?
Have you ever been stuck in a rut where you felt like you weren’t yourself? How did you snap out of it?

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