My eating hasn't been stellar the last couple weeks, but it hasn't been horrible either. I've just come off a 21 day dose of penicillin and my body is definitely not normal. My tummy has been off (common side affect) and last week for about 4 days I was insanely itchy, especially my feet. One night I had to get up and dunk my feet in ice cold water to stop them from itching. I also noticed that I was retaining water like mad. Had some socks on for less than an hour and had a deep groove from them - whereas I typically get barely a mark. Even one day I turned back after less than a 1/2 mile into my run because my shoes were digging into my ankles, which NEVER has happened. But, even if it has something to do with the medication, I'm taking action now!
I've been half-assed tracking the last couple of days but keep getting sidetracked. Yesterday it was free ice-cream for BC Day, a glass of cooler and munching on nachos late in the evening. I'm tracking the good stuff and when I go off course I stop tracking. Today it all STOPS! I'm going to track EVERY bite AND keep it healthy.
Sunday I had a horrible run too. My hips have been feeling achy and then my legs were super stiff. I had to stop a few times to stretch, especially my calves. Monday morning when I got out of bed I could barely even put my heels on the ground. I've been stretching lots after my runs, but maybe I need more. I'd like to avoid having to go to the Chiro if necessary. Yesterday I finally broke down and took one Advil. I don't like to take them unnecessarily. I'd rather let my body heal and not mask the pain which may lead to working out when I shouldn't. Though since I had that one Advil I am feeling better. Tonight I have hill training on the agenda. We'll see how that goes.
Lately I'm feeling a little bored on my runs. I don't mind running alone most of the time, but it's been quite a while since I've ran with anyone. My running friends aren't running as much and our schedules have been conflicting, plus my husband has been swamped and hasn't run in over a month. I like to run with someone at least once a week. Maybe soon I'll have to meet up with the running room group ... even though I don't know a soul there. I can't join any clinics, but maybe I'd find some enjoyment just going on the practice runs with them.
This weeks training plan:
Sun - 7 miles (done @ 9:05 pace)
Mon - rest (went for a casual 1 mile walk)
Tue - 5 miles incl. 4 hill repeats
Wed - 4 miles moderate pace
Thu - 3 miles easy
Fri - rest
Sat - 3 miles fartleks
So here's to getting back into action and keeping myself accountable. No more half-assed tracking. No letting things slide. Back to tracking everything and daily weigh-ins. This works for me.