Anytime I get an injury (I don’t think I have a full out injury right now but I feel like it is pretty close this time) I really take time to reevaluate where I went wrong. Sometimes injuries just happen but for me I can always figure out the things that really played a role in me getting injured.
Drumroll please… 4 things that I think I did wrong over the last few months.
1. Diet coke. Water took a backseat and that just can’t happen anymore if I want to hit the goals that I want to hit. Dehydration can do a lot of damage to your muscles and really prevent your muscles from recovering properly.
2. Downhill mile repeats in racing flats. This is when my body started to hurt. I don’t know why I thought these would be a good idea for my current fitness level (maybe because I was doing them at 5 in the morning and was still half asleep?) but I went way too fast and my body was just not ready to run in racing flats yet. Should have stuck with my Flows and not have pushed myself so hard.
3. Sleep. I don’t know why I expected my body to be able to recover from tough workouts with little to no sleep… in 2014 I have pulled 4 all nighters already with friends (part of my mid-life crisis) and most nights I get maybe 5.5-6 hours of sleep. I am not getting nearly enough sleep and of course my body is going to rebel a little (or a lot) when I do things like that.
4. The more is more syndrome. I know my body and I know it can’t really handle more than 50 miles but yet I was getting into the mindset that I wanted to just do more and more because I was getting faster. I love the feeling I get from running but moderation has never been my strong point. This sport is addicting.
Overall, maybe these last 5 days of rest are a blessing in disguise… I have about 16 weeks until my goal marathon. I haven’t taken a break in my training in months and I am guessing I probably would have burnt out by the time my marathon came around. Forcing some time off might be exactly what I need in order to come back strong and more mentally hungry for the sub 3:)
Brooke makes sure to become bffs with anyone at church that has an iPad or tablet that she can play with.
I doubt my scooter adventure helped my calves very much but it was a good time.
My sister and I rode off on our scooters into the sunset with our matching sweatshirts. I’m sure all of the neighbors thought we were really cool.
Brooke thinks it is hilarious to put her foot in my nephew’s face.
My sister told me to double the bread recipe and quadruple the amount of garlic that we put on top. I followed her command.
Same soup from Friday… soup leftovers just get better and better.
And the grand finale. Cazookie= underbaked cookies loaded with ice cream.
What are some things that you have been doing WRONG in your training? Or in the past?
What was your Sunday night dinner?
Ever fall into the ‘more is more’ syndrome with running?