Ugh what a week. A week of total Highs and Lows.
I’ve been really tired. My work schedule for the entire Month of December (and some of January) is horrible. This is my fault, I forgot to self schedule and request days so my Scheduler did it for me. She did a great job for someone who is not training for a Marathon. But…for me, it is terrible. Each week, I will have to find some way to run 3 days in a row. SO far, I have pretty much failed each week.
So work has been really tiring. I have been having trouble getting up, and getting to work on time, while I have managed to do both, I find that I am still feeling disconnected during those first hours of work. Luckily the first few hours of work are not usually too incredibly stressful. My patience has worn thin, and as a result, two people have been “written up” by the manager for being completely rude and lazy. It made me feel bad, but I am tired, and I now do not have time to deal with everyone’s stupid behavior. I was pretty sure it would result in unpopularity but actually, it seems to have the opposite. I guess a lot of people were simply tolerating the childish behavior… but no one wanted to say anything. I would never had said anything, but I was so tired, I just said, no more BS!
On top of that I apparently have had a HUGE negative calorie deficit. I had not really changed my eating since I upped my running. Since August/September I had been running runs of 8 and 9 miles. But I have never run long long runs like the 14 and 15 milers. After seeing my Doctor this week, he recommended I write out my calories and see how many I am actually netting. I spoke with a Nutritionist at the hospital because I was actually confused about the concept. it seems I need to add about 700 calories a day. So far…I’ve been eating a lot of donuts, and tortillas. I have managed to look up some new recipes and Will be trying one hopefully tonight…if I can get to the store for the ingredients I forgot to buy this morning.
Yoga has continued to be AWESOME! While in class I really struggle with the poses and will not be doing the Crow, as pictured above, ever…but…it has been very good for stretching and some strength and after each class I feel like a noodle. I struggle with being competitive with some of the other students as well, which is silly. yoga is not something I am that really good at so it makes no sense at all!!!
Running. What an up and down week. I ran really well this week, the two runs I ran, they were actually pretty fast. My Seven mile run actually came in under a 12 Min /Mile which is nice progress. I bailed a bit on my run today and did 3 miles rather than 11 or 16. I then came home and slept for several hours. I have my half Marathon coming up next weekend. I know I’ll finish, but I think what will happen with my time will be a surprise to me. I was looking at 2:50, but with the last weeks runs I am starting to to think i might do a little bit better, maybe….My shoes too have bit the dust. I had forgotten how mizunos always do this, they are fine, and then one day Boom…sort of worn out. I need to order some new ones, or support my local store and buy them for almost double the cost. Hmmm….maybe I can support my local store in some other way. I do think if I was able to simply fall right asleep after the three that I was still too tired to get it done, and so I am glad to bail and rest up for the Half this weekend…
Getting ready for Christmas… So far all purchased gifts are piled in a corner….I have packaged grandma’s but not done her card…lights are up all over town and we now have freeze warnings to accompany the Holiday music. I’m having a hard time getting it all together, but I think I probably am ahead. My decor is up and 90% of my gifts are purchased. I just need to get on the wrapping train….my gifts often look like that which is not too pleasing to the eye. My Sister, the art teacher always wraps in such a way that the wrapping is often more of a gift than the gift itself.
Hope everyone is staying warm, and staying fit!