Spartan Shape-Up, Day 66:
Rest Day, #2 Blogland... Feeling weirdly guilty about that, but at the same time, my body has been really beat up feeling, lately. So, I promise I put today to good use... I slept a long time (think I needed it!), relaxed, and - here's the awesome part - actually do *not* feel sore/stiff. Perhaps my body just needed to recoup a bit.
Having said that, I find it a bit weird that I feel like a slug, now, after 2 days in a row of not doing anything. Talk about a lifestyle change. Good stuff.
Tomorrow, is a Run Day for me... and I'm hoping for a real good run, with my rejuvenated legs. By "real good" I'm not quantifying that by mile times, or distances, but simply how my body feels. I'm thinking after 2 days off, my body should be a little more with it, and ought to bust out a solid 3+ miles tomorrow no problemo. Really, I'm just hoping to have a little more spring in my stride, and not feel like I'm running through waist-deep mud. I think that is an acceptable goal.
I intend to turn off the mileage/time notifications off tomorrow and just run. Run for the sake of running, zone out a bit and just see what happens.
I suppose I should report in on Food Log land too... Today makes a full week of tracking what I'm eating. I have a few thoughts on this:
First, YAY! ME! for doing it a whole week.
Second, I can't wait to start getting real paychecks from the new job, so I can afford 'good' food more. I miss more readily available salad.
And I desperately need some potassium laden bananas (got some today).
I will say... Food-wise, today was a rough day. Didn't eat at home at all today, and was thrust into some bad choices, food-wise. I did ponder how that would look on the Food Log. As in, I actually asked myself, in my head, "Do I want to write that on my log?". No, not really. Then, I did have the stupid thought - Well, I just won't write it on my log, and no one will know. HELLO, SELF. It still went in my mouth... just because no one 'knows' about it, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Time to be honest with myself and get my crap together - and write down everything, even if it's not great. I will just use it as motivation to do better. I did go grocery shopping today, and am SO looking forward to making some epic Pumpkin-curry soup... OM nom nom....
With that, I'm off to chew a roll of Tums (oh, the spicy buffalo jalapeno dip was so gooood) and go to bed. Tomorrow, I'm getting after it again... A good breakfast, followed by an excellent run...