Happy Monday. Oh Monday.
My week. How was my week? It was okay. Brutally exhausting, but fine. First full week back at school after two weeks off and it left me quite tired by Thursday, not to mention Friday.
I had my unannounced observation too. First week back after two weeks off for the holidays. On a Friday afternoon. Oh my lucky stars, thank goodness my principal showed up when he did though. He came to my best class. And my kiddos were so great, so despite my exhaustion and it being Friday afternoon post break, I’m pleased. I think I should get some really good feedback from it based on the email I got already.
As for my workouts, just three. Two spin classes and a 3 mile base run on the treadmill. But my plan is to run and swim today. I have a 26.2 mile duathlon in April. It’s 15 weeks out and while I know I can finish, I want to do well, so it’s time I start putting myself together a training plan and actually start focusing on something. And even though I won’t register until at least two months out, come March I’m going to start 70.3 training with the intentions for doing Ironman Syracuse again and possibly Musselman 70.3 as well.
On another note, my nutrition is the pits.
I’ve been a yo-yo dieter my whole life. I have no concept of what weight maintenance is since it’s something I’ve never experienced for myself.
After I tore my calf in August, my body was still yearning to consume calories at my training intake for a few weeks. Once my physical hunger abated, my appetite held strong. And now I’ve slogged along through the holidays and finally stepped on my scale for the first time since maybe August? September? I don’t know. But I basically threw up in my mouth when I saw that number staring back at me.
So it’s time for an overhaul there too. Increased training will help, but at the end of the day, you can’t out exercise a bad diet. I am basically the poster child for that.
So that’s where I’m at right now. Too chubby for my own good and needing to get a training plan in place for my duathlon and ultimately some potential 70.3 races.
So I bought some healthy food for this week, have a plan for all my meals, and have a plan for workouts that I just need to get down on paper. Then I need to, ya know, make it all happen and work.
What’s your favorite easy and healthy recipe suggestion (links welcome)
For those who have done a Du before, any training tips?