Happy Friday! Do you ever feel like you live for the weekend? I have felt like that for the past 4 weeks. I love the weekends!
I am taking a recovery week this week so my running and cross training has been slack and unexpectedly tough.
Tuesday I ran 3 miles. I had planned to run 4-5, but my body wouldn’t do any more than 3.
Bare with me while I vent about my run on Tuesday for a minute more…
I had the WORST side stitches. From mile 0.75, they would not go away. It’s all I could focus on. I tried everything and even walked for a minute. But nope, still there. I thought to myself “didn’t I just run 9 miles on Saturday? What’s the problem!!?”
You know what is frustrating? When my head is in it- and my body fights. It’s like my body won’t get on board sometimes. Usually after the first mile I’m fine and everything is in sync; Tuesday was just a different story.
Staying positive though I didn’t let it get me down, I still ran 3 miles. I was just irritated at my body.
< sigh >
Okay okay. If I’m honest, I know what the problem was. In short, I didn’t eat enough. I didn’t have any fruit to eat like usual at 3pm. (I always run after work around 4). I think I had only had about 700 calories up to that point. I was admittedly hungry. I don’t normally like letting my body get to that point: where all you can think about is when you eat next because you’re so hungry. But I just didn’t have anything with me to eat.
So that brings me to this:
My husband and the guys he works with watched the Pirates baseball game Tuesday night and I made some finger foods for them so I had to go to the store. While there I decided I needed to fuel my body so I picked up these new Bear Naked granola packs.
Let’s be real: they had me at “eat & run”
*moral of the story: make sure I fuel my body.
1. How were your runs/workouts this week?
2. How do YOU normally fuel for your workouts?