Yay! Today is a rest day. Didn’t get out of bed until 5:30! Wow, how bizzare is it that I consider that a treat. Woke up with a mild headache this morning, allergies are bad – Dallas no longer has an ozone layer. Waiting to see if it goes away before I take anything. BM: 6:40 am, 9am, 10:10 am, spotting still. Shameful Breakfast: egg mcmuffin minus 6 year old canadian. diet coke, coffee, water. Shameful Lunch: two tacos from TacoBell and large diet pepsi, water. Planned dinner so far: pasta & salad.
5AM Workout – 30 min on Elliptical, upper body weights & abs. Very, very tired this morning. Left foot painful – 3rd metatarsal. Weight 128.2. 8:15am and still no bm. I’m wearing my favorite Carlos Santana Birdcage shoes today. 7PM workout – walked 1 hour – 238 calories burned.
Breakfast: egg beaters with salsa, coffee. I’m still hungry – my avocado was rotten this morning. I may have to get a granola bar – maybe not, not sure yet – maybe a pop tart, i’m so hungry – but I will document it, the calories still count even if it’s not blogged – I will be true to my blog, I will let you know my food choice soon. Ok, I ate a sample bite of chicken salad sandwich from Starbucks and have a grande coffee. Still hungry. Snack: 2 snackwell cookier – 120 calories. Lunch: grilled chicken salad – tomatoes, cucumber, onion, one roll. Dinner: one whole wheat pita with feta, tomatoes & balsamic vinigar.
Friends, today is the day I start to document my bowel movements AND my cycle – if that disgusts you – I suggest you stop reading right now. It interferes with my running and I’m going to blog it. I need perfect *timing* for the Chicago Marathon. The right combinations of food are out there – I just need to find them.
Woke up this mourning with a double-whammy diarrhea/period situation. Mother nature loves me. I wondered why I was so fatigued during my Monday & Tuesday workouts. It stinks to hold in diarrhea while sprinting quarter mile repeats wondering the entire time if blood is running down your leg because you can’t remember is you put a tampon because your brain doesn’t function at 4:30 am. Thank Zeus, it was only 6 repeats today. I’m morning last week’s glorious 1:40 repeats they were so strong – yet seem so long ago. The calorie festival is ending today.
Spotting. BM: 4:45 am & 7:35 am. Bad hair day. Multi-vitamin: 8:45 am. Morning weight: 129.2. Massage at 12:15 today. Breakfast 8:15 AM: 1/4 c egg beaters, one small avocado, coffee – 242 calories. Snack: diet coke. Lunch: 1/2 c madarin oranges – 43 calories, 4 wendy chicken nuggets – 171 calories. Snack: crackers – 210 calories. Dinner – pasta with meat sauce, salad, bread. – 413 calories
Running total on calories after lunch: 666 – I must be eatting the devil’s food today!
after dinner calorie total: 1079.
This weeks starts the two-a-day workouts! Of course, picking the hottest time and most intense part of the training program – it makes perfect sense. Tuesdays and Thursdays are our goal. This week it will be Wednesday and Thursday.
Oh, so tired at the gym this morning – I felt like it was 3:30 am when I woke up and not 4:30. This is a bad feeling, don’t like it. 30 minutes of cross training on the elliptical, upper body weights, with some ab work.
Breakfast: 1/4 c egg beaters w 2 tbs salsa – 40 calories, coffee – 40 calories, 1 small avocado – 242 calories. Snack: having diet coke right now, very hungry resisting the urge to eat. Lunch: World’s largest salad – lettuce, red kidney beans, chickpeas, spinach, cucumbers, radish, olives, eggs, little cheese, onions, and imitation 6-year old with ranch, balsamic vinegar & olive oil. Few bites of veggie soup and a lettuce wrap with taco meat and tomatoes on it. I’m not quite sure how to document this meal. I’ll have to wait until I get home. I don’t know, I’m guessing 400 calories. Dinner: fajita meat, 1 tbs sour cream, salsa, guacamole, onions and a little cheese – maybe a sprinkle. No tortilla – 330 calories. One frozen margarita – 170 calories.
Total calories: 1142
Workout calories burned: 98
At home with Kenza today – she isn’t feeling well – she is so sweet, even when she’s sick.
Breakfast: coffee – 40 calories, 1/2 whole wheat pita with feta – 110 calories, Snack: 10 leftover shrimp and cocktail sauce: 72 calories, 1/4 avacado – 46 calories, mixed nuts -140 calories. Lunch: tomato soup – 90 calories, 1/2 whole wheat pita with feta – 110 calories, diet pepsi with lime. Snack: Apricot Granola Bar: 470 calories (OMG!) Dinner: 1 c. barilla plus pasta with feta, pine nuts, green onion, balsamic vinigar and olive oil – 317 calories, 1/2 glass red wine – 45 calories.
Running total: 1360 calories consumed. (1065) Calories burned: 295
Workout – ran 2.5 miles – 10:15 min per mile, walked .5 miles – where the hell is my 9 min mile!
Two miles into a 15 mile run – my loyal running partner of two years died. No explanation, no warning – just sudden death. I tried to resuscitate her for 15 min, but it was too late she was gone. I don’t think I will be able to recover. She was perfect in every way, shape and form. The autopsy is on Monday, and I will let everyone know the cause of death and when the funeral services will be.
I just don’t understand how something so loved and perfect could meet such an unfortunate demise. All of you have her me say a million times – if I didn’t have such a wonderful husband – I would marry her. She’s made it through two marathons and torturous workouts in 100 degree weather. She changed the way I ran.
This is a very dark day. Very dark indeed.
Almost too much to bear, I contemplated not finishing my run today. But, I knew I had to do it – do it for her. I hit the course and headed out to meet the rest of my group. Since I was behind the group by about 25 minutes, I came up with a brilliant idea to run the course backwards and meet them half way and then turn around and run the rest of the course with them. Seemed like a fairly simple idea, until my *special* navigation skills came into play. Missing my right turn on FM Road, I managed to head down Simmons an additional two miles. Thankfully, a couple cyclists were able to point me in the right direction. Who knows where I would have ended up.
All-in-all, I walked about a two mile warm-up. Ran one very fast mile – rushing my dear friend to the emergency room. Then I ran 12.8 miles at a 10:36 pace. Certainly not the pace I was looking for, but faster than other training runs I’ve had.