I am broadcasting live from the stationary bike at the gym. I never use the bike. The idea that I can workout and easily blog at the same time is reformat indicator that I am not going to get my normal burn. But that's exactly why I am on it. With less than a week left before my race, i am supposed to be taking it easy.
Saturday, I ran 11.34 miles. That's the furthest I've ever run. The night before I ran 7.5 miles. Sunday I was SO sore. I hAve never in life been sore from running bLefore. Ever. There is also a possibility the soreness has to do with the deep tissue intensive massage I had Friday morning as well. Today I am using the bike to get a little burn but to take te pressure off of my knees and hips and back. I could have just stuck to stretching today but I need to burn some calories.
I did so good when I made my Christmas fudge- only kicked the spoon! And the next day it was in the freezer and I still did so good! But once I cut it up, forget it. For a week I have been picking at fudge - a minimum of 3 pieces a day (about a square half inch). It's BAD. First of all, it's got a ton of dairy. Second, it's got a ton of sugar. Yesterday I finished cuttin and bagging and said that's it- I'm DONE. I am harming myself eating food my body is not used to and I need to stop making the "oh, it's Christmas!" Excuse and quit picking at it. Fortunately I will be delivering all of it between today and tomorrow. If it's not in my house, I do not eat it. With only 6 days till race day I need to not eat anything not on my food plan.
I felt fat, bloated, gassy, pregnant, and miserable last night. But I woke up this morning feeling optimistic and like its OK and I can be accountable and move on.
I plan to spend 30 minutes on the bike this morning and then spend a good 45 minutes doing stretches and foam rolling. I have an opportunity to get a pilates reformer for the cost it generally costs to use one at a gym ONCE. It is such a steal. My trainer loves them, I have a client who's had amazing results with it, and the massage therapist told me I could really benefit from one. Only problem is that it is about 7' long. It can be placed up right against the wall, but I have like zero space to store it! I don't know if I should turn down this amazing deal, or just buy it and find space and if I don't, resell it. Ahhhhh decisions!!!