Friday, July 21, 2006

I skipped my 3 miler last night. That's the first training run I've missed so far, so i'm not too worried. I was going to go running in the morning, but we went out on Wednesday night and didn't get home until late so I slept instead. I've had a stressful week, so I enjoyed the extra rest. This is also a backdown week in my training program, so missing a run this week is perhaps more appropriate than any other week.

I've been feeling tired this week. Not sure if that's because of the 10 miles on Saturday (I don't think so), or a combination of working the 2 jobs, running, and being anxious about a presentation I did on Wednesday. I'm attributing it to my poor eating habits. I'm realizing now, as my runs get longer, that I need to properly fuel myself. I feel better when I eat better. Heck, I'm a student dietitian, I *know* better.

So, starting today, I've began to keep a food log. I find it always keeps me more accountable. My goals are to plan meals in advance so that if I'm working 8-4 and then waitressing in the evening, I don't skip my supper and end up grabbing fast food on the way home. I've been spending entirely too much money on buying lunches as well, simply because I don't leave myself enough time in the morning to make something and bring it with me. A little planning goes a long way! I'll try this for a few days and see how I feel.

1 comment:

Jessica Deline said...

wow that was great. A little planning does go a long way. I'm going to start tracking my eating too... but it's also part of my new training plan and to help me make sure I'm eating the right amounts of stuff :)