Wish I was snoozing like this dude!
Today’s Workout: 5 miles @ 49:50
Yesterday’s Workout: Rest Day
This week has been crazy busy for me. Between working ridiculous hours at work, trying to get a run in while abiding by my schedule (it was tough this week), and trying to keep up with this blog, I’ve been getting little to no sleep. Yesterday I was super exhausted and just decided to take another rest day. I don’t know if this happens to any of you other runners out there, but when this happens, I get really disappointed – mostly with myself for not trying to push through the exhaustion and run, anyways. I’ve run a half marathon after getting only four hours of sleep (I don’t recommend it!), I should be able to run 5 miles after 5 hours of sleep and a 10 hour work day…right?
Well, I failed. Not completely. I still took the same amount of rest days as I normally would, just shifted them a little. I really wish that I could run every day (and I’ve done this in the past), but I can’t. I do what I can to ensure I don’t get injured…although I could start to implement more cross-training.
Fact Friday is back this week with a new theme: health & wellness. This is in preparation for tomorrow’s special post about the subject. For those of you who aren’t familiar with fact Friday – I’ll be posting 5 “facts” but one of them will actually be fiction. Your job is to try to guess which is fiction, and let me know which you think it is by leaving a comment below:
1. When I’m running a lot, I tend to cut down on my soda intake and amp up my water intake.
2. Before I started running, I had really high cholesterol and the doctor thought I was going to have to go on medication for it. Since I started running, my cholesterol has decreased dramatically and I no longer need to take medication.
3. My absolute favorite way to recover from a run is with a piña colada recovery shake made from cottage cheese, pineapple, coconut extract, protein powder, and stevia…and Ice, of course!
4. I have really fair skin, but one of my biggest faults is forgetting to put on sunscreen before going for a run outside.
5. In the past, I’ve had some problems with plantar fasciitis, which has left me sidelined. I try to control this by wearing the right running shoes for my feet and doing calf stretches before heading out for a run.
OK, your turn!
Which of the above “facts” do you think is fiction?
What is your favorite recovery meal?
Have you ever been sidelined by an injury? If so, what kind of injury was it, and how long were you laid up for?
Does running help you make better decisions, health-wise (whether it’s eating, drinking more, or getting plenty of sleep)? If so, what better decisions have you made?