Such as it is, this is my weekly activity report. A huge case of the wearies hit me last week. I'm not sure what it was exactly - if it was the combination of all the new workouts, being low on iron (I slacked off on my multi-vitamin), or not getting enough sleep. Whatever it was, it was bad. All I wanted to do was put my head down on my desk because driving home to get in bed would take too much energy.
And I am not a fan of feeling like that. I like to feel energetic and ready to tackle the day. I like being productive, alert and awake, and I like looking forward to my next workout - not wondering if I have the energy to put on my cycling shorts.
What am I doing about this? Well, I got back on my multi-vitamin and pronto. I'm also taking a closer look at what I'm eating and I'm trying to pack in some nutrients that give energy and help with recovery. I'm trying to go to bed a little earlier and sleep in a little later, while still making time for my morning run.
Sunday, June 19 - Ran 4 morning miles
Monday, June 20 - Ran 7 morning miles, swam at gym after work
Tuesday, June 21 - Bootcamp at 5:30, bike ride got rained out
Wednesday, June 22 - Swam at lunch
Thursday, June 23 - Bootcamp at 5:30, bike 20 miles after work
Friday, June 24 - Ran 6 morning miles, swim canceled due to "contamination event" (yikes!)
Saturday, June 25 - Ran 8 miles, dipped in hotel pool, NAPPED
The mileage is certainly not very high and a few workouts got canceled due to weather and other circumstances, but that may have been a good thing based on how I was feeling. This weekend, Jason attended a swimming clinic in Nashville so I tagged along to get some much desired R&R. I got to sleep in both Saturday and Sunday until around 7:30 (heavenly), and then I was still able to get in a good run because both mornings were rainy and cool.
I napped both afternoons, Saturday in our hotel room and Sunday in the car since I had checked out of our hotel while Jason was still in class. It was a stormy afternoon so I crawled in the backseat with my book and drifted off...for 2 hours! I never would have thought it would be so peaceful to nap in a car but it was.
I think the afternoon nap and a Sundrop on the way home yesterday may have interfered with getting to sleep last night, so I did not run this morning. I have packed running clothes and my swimsuit, however, so I can do one at lunch and one after work. I'd like to rev it up a bit more from last week because the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon approaches!