Wow, boy did I have a busy week last week! I started teaching my fitness classes again and I’m training for my next half marathon. My class is called “Cardio Fusion” which is 30 minutes of cardio plus body weight strength training. We work really hard in those 30 minutes at the gym!
Monday: It was freezing outside so I didn’t run until 8 or so. Three “easy” miles turned into 3 a little too fast miles because it was so cold! I was also doing a sugar detox with Laura (Mommy Run Fast). My goal for the week was to have only 25 grams of sugar per day. I downloaded My Fitness Pal again to keep up with my calories. I have trouble eating enough and needed to eat more since I was running and teaching class. I had a great group of ladies at my class and was so excited to be back to work!
I went straight from teaching class back to my house, changed and headed to my daughter’s soccer game. They last an hour and a half or so and I could tell I needed to eat something. I go from fine to starving within minutes. I think this is because my metabolism is high. I get what I call “hangry” kind of like the people in the Snickers commercials! Lol. I did have to eat some fries at the game, but other than that, I really cleaned up my diet again. I sautéed fresh veggies when we got home from the game. Yum!
If I go right or left from my driveway, I am welcomed with plenty of hills! I taught my class again and went straight to another soccer game. I made sure to eat before the game, but it happened again… I got too hungry and since I was trying to eat better, I did not eat at the game. I got very panicky, took my youngest children home and ate when we got there. I still didn’t feel well so I went to bed at 8 o’clock. It almost felt like I had a panic attack simply from not eating enough. 😱
Wednesday: I had a tempo run on schedule but rested instead. I asked some of my fitness friends for help with what to eat every few hours so what happened to me at the soccer came would not happen again. I did do a 30 minute yoga video for anxiety and stress. I wrote a blog post about my struggle with anxiety if you want to read it, feel free!
Friday: Long run! I really, really wanted to go to Baton Rouge and run the Louisiana Half. I had to defer 2016 to this year, but I didn’t have anyone to go with me. Hubby didn’t want me to go alone. I was super sad, especially from missing Dopey and now Louisiana. Talk about feeling low. Well, I woke up Friday morning to foggy, humid conditions… my least favorite running weather. I put on my new mint Lululemon shorts I’d ordered for Baton Rouge and my Princess visor. What’s that saying “I straightened my pony tail” or “straightened my crown and handled it?” Anyway, I took the kids to school and sucked it up for 7 miles. My pace was slower, but I felt strong out there. I usually suffer in the humidity, but not that day. God blessed me with a great run and I was very thankful.
Not long after I finished running, my oldest daughter called me to pick her up from school. She was very sick. Had I gone to Baton Rouge, my husband would have had to take off work to get her from school. She had a rough couple of days, but thankful she’s better today and we went shopping with her little sis and my mother after church.
Today would have been my niece, Carli’s 24th birthday. She passed away at age 17 in a car accident. I cried all the way to church. Today was the first time in a long time I didn’t run for her on her birthday. I will tomorrow. My brother also had a birthday today and I miss him. A lady that attends my class lost her nephew Thursday. My heart is broken for his family. So much to think about and reflect upon. I don’t take one day for granted. Every day is a precious gift from the Lord. I hope y’all have had a great week! How did your week go? What are you training for? Would love to know!