Yesterday was my first day of coaching swimming! I am so excited to get back into it. Because practice is from 4-7, my feet and legs were KILLING me afterward. It’s bad enough standing all day at school, but the extra three hours did me in. Totally skipped my workout yesterday and stretched instead. The trouble with no workout (and with my normal dinner time being screwed due to coaching) is that I have a bottomless pit of a stomach. Pork. Carrots. Handfuls of almonds. Chocolate. Sweet potato sticks. Froyo cup. Food. Food. Food. And cue the overeating regret..
I guess a little taper can’t hurt this week, even though I haven’t trained at all for this half marathon this weekend. Completion is my goal!
I have changed some of my other goals. For now, I have traded my half marathon entry in for a sprint triathlon in October. Due to injury, the addition of my coaching position, and the things we have planned for the summer, I do not want to be stressed about training and adding more stress to my body. There will be other races, I just need to figure out my legs and hopefully spend time getting a full-time teaching job, too!
Although the whole long distance running thing may not be right for me, I still hope to log a fair amount of miles this summer. I bought myself some trail shoes and I cannot wait to try them out at Pemberton Park! I think I have found my favorite new running place, though I do like running when I don’t have to drive to my destination!
They came in the mail yesterday, and I am excited to try them out!! I got them off of Amazon, and they had great reviews. To check them out, head to this cite!
I think I will stick to sprint tris and 5ks for now. Less injury, less psyching myself out, hopefully more fun! Plus, when a duathlon is involved, I can get Travis to join me!
My goal now is to just start losing weight finally. Maintaining is no longer cutting it. I want to get to my goal weight and look fabulous come wedding time next year. I gained about 15 pounds after my senior swim season, and I want to get rid of it!
I think that’s about all I have for today. Focusing on fueling my body properly today. And a light cardio/strength day to stay fit but not fried before the 1/2!!
Here’s to reaching goals! Someone hold me accountable, please!
How do you stop yourself for late night or weekend binges?! Gah, I SUCK at it!