Friday, October 31

Nutrition: Super damn hungry all day. What the? Well, whatever. Carbs make tomorrow easier.
  • 445a-eggs, chicken sausage, toast, coffee
  • 830-Larabar, coffee w/ CM
  • 10-Kind Strong bar
  • 12p-chicken, apple, bootch
  • 2-Larabar
  • 415-pumpkin seeds
  • 630-summer sausage, rice crackers, SB&J toast
  • 8-banana w applesauce
  • calories 2700: p 800, c 1100, f 800

Sleep
: 7.5 hours in bed, 9p-430a, 71% quality. Took a while to fall asleep, wide awake at 230a & looking for my missing ear plug, and then of course Hanky boy was my alarm. Gah.

Healthy Movement: Body feels fantastic. Sat all afternoon at NSS. Rest, rest, rest. I feel surprisingly excited to see how this 20 goes. I mean, 10 is easy enough to knock out on a school night these days, how hard can 20 be? (What did I just say?!)

Fun & Play: Productive day. Quiet night at home with my dozing furbabies. Cute kid Halloween pics all over FB. A date for tomorrow's run, or at least some of it, woo hoo! Packing gear for a chilly run. Yessssss!!!

Stress Management: I had a super productive morning going and then began to hit hurdle after hurdle after brick wall. Big pile of work coming my way, something I've kinda wanted to get my hands on, but not something I feel that I have the capacity for. Somehow it'll get done, it always does...but I'm getting very, very tired of such challenges.

Thursday, October 30

Nutrition:
  • 545-eggs, sausage, toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 730-apple, few super cookies, coffee w/ CM
  • 10-Kind Strong bar
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 130-chicken, banana
  • 330-ginger super cookies
  • 5-toddler pack
  • (515-5.4m run)
  • 7-chicken w black olives & marinara, toast, banana w/ applesauce
  • calories 2350: p 800, c 1000, f 550
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Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 915p-530a, 86% quality. Took until at least 10 to fall asleep, then solid, then flipping over regularly 3a onward. No idea why. I do know I was dreaming of mountains as I dozed. Delicious, lovely mountains.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling good, some lagging squat soreness but not limiting movement. Actually forgot all about Achilles, yay! Beastly session.Got a little stiff throughout the afternoon, too stationary at my desk (being productive!), but the eve run went well. Went much faster than normal, thus also shorter. Felt good to push, didn't feel like I was working hard enough to hit that pace, which is quite cool! Noticed right Achilles somewhat, but pretty mild.

Fun & Play: Costume contest day - and the Finance Team wins once again! Perfect little gift from Brett. Fun session. Fun chats with assorted pals. Fast trails. More silliness with pals. Clyde snuggles.

Wednesday, October 29

Nutrition: Fabulous new recipe for over-ripe bananas (when you already have a giant stash of frozen slices): slice a banana into a bowl, microwave 30 seconds, top with Monica's homemade cinnamon applesauce (substitute with store-bought as needed, if you aren't spoiled by friends!) - and swoon!
  • 5a-eggs, chicken sausage, toast, banana w/ applesauce, coffee w/ CM
  • 8-coffee w/ CM
  • 10-lemon super cookies
  • 1230p-tuna, rice crackers, Larabar
  • 330-apple chips
  • 530-Cobb salad
  • calories 2200: p 675, c 1075, p 450

Sleep
: 7.5 hours in bed, 915p-445a, 75% quality. Was in/out from 1a onward, and basically wide awake 4a onward, waiting for the buzz. Got up feeling surprisingly well-rested, considering.

Healthy Movement: Body feels good, right Achilles still tight but not as bothersome, not so noticeable in daily life. Felt like I could have ran quite easily, thus felt smart with a mid-week rest day. 20 miles on Saturday, better be smart about it. Started to feel squats a little bit after noon, but not bad at all. 

Fun & Play: Great class. Getting to lecture CP about recovery - sometimes I like being bossy! Lunch with my Buddy. Giddy coworkers. Halloween costume fun. Plotting the 50k route possibilities. Supper with Mom, quick chat with Dad on his return from Montana.

Tuesday, October 28

Nutrition: Finally remembered to bring CM to work. Coconut milk latte w/ cinnamon is now possible. NOMS.
  • 515a-eggs, chicken sausage, toast, coffee w CM
  • 7-coffee w CM
  • 945-apple, Larabar
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 130-chicken, banana, Renola
  • (515-5.8m run)
  • 7-summer sausage, rice crackers, SB&J toast, apple
  • calories 2125: p 775, c 900, f 450

Acne: I haven't mentioned that my face freaked the fuck out late last week into this week. Seems too late to be related to the 50k or the massive sugar boost that day. But I had too much crap that following week, in the name of recovery, and I think that's causing it. So, sugar immediately burned may be okay, but sugar lingering in the system, not so much. Does that make sense? Maybe?

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 915p-5a, 81% quality. Solid as hell until 3a, then out for one more cycle until Hanky found the ants in his pants. It's gonna be SO super awesome next week when he's waking me up at 4a every day. UGH.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling good. Still have the tight Achilles, switched shoes for today's run. Perhaps just too many miles in minimals directly after the 50k. Session went pretty damned awesome. Squats a bit of a struggle, but upper body in fabulous form. Ran more lovely trail miles and they were about as hard as yesterday. Nice! Probably be feeling today's squats en la manana, though I wonder if the run helps prevent it or worsens it.
 
Fun & Play: Productive work day. Session with Timmy. After excitedly getting ready for afternoon class, disappointingly no one showed up. But I convinced a coworker to come to the trails with me, and it was the farthest and hardest he's ever ran, what FUN to take someone to that level!

Good chat today with CP on his next challenge, and "race mode" vs "have fun mode", which led me to think more about how I'm quite happy that I am NOT in race mode anymore. While doing well, it was a total blast, but once I wasn't doing so well anymore, once I was overreaching and underfueling and aaallll the stupid stuff...the fun was gone, no more love of running, it was now a source of stress, and that loss SO completely shattered me. I can't go back to that place. Can. Not. So maybe I'm over-avoiding race mode, but I'd rather be definitely safe than risk losing this love again. My bucket is overflowing beyond belief.

Temperance: This morning I realized I was being one of those people that I fucking HATE. I got a text from Brian that he wouldn't run with me tonight after all, needs another recovery day. I immediately got all, "But last chance this week for us, my September BK miles are currently higher than October, we can't let that stand, etc." Basically trying to guilt him into joining me so that I'm not solo again, because running with friends is ALWAYS better than running with the voices in my head. An understandable gut reaction, but so childish - and selfish as hell.

The dude doesn't need peer pressure to join me - I know he'd rather run with me than not; he's being smart about his limitations and I need to shut the fuck up about it. Yes, go ahead & be disappointed, but don't say shit that may make him feel badly for ditching me. Thankfully I realized what I was doing and immediately apologized. Thankfully he didn't care. (Boys are great.)

But it KILLS ME when people do it to me, and I hate that I was doing it to someone else in the very exact same way. I promised, and I will do my best to hold to that promise, that I won't do it again. Even if he's fine with me saying shit like that, I AM NOT. I do not want to be that asshole, to him or to anyone. Fuck that person.

Monday, October 27

Nutrition: Trying to get back to normal today. No more whole pizzas! (They're gone anyway.)
  • 445a-eggs, chicken sausage, toast, banana, coffee w/ CM
  • 10-Larabar, banana
  • 1215-chicken sausage, Larabar, apple
  • 345-carrot cake super cookies
  • (530-7m run)
  • 7-chicken, apple, SB&J toast
  • calories 2450: p 675, c 1075, f 700

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 9p-430a, 81% quality. Felt rather choppy, had many weird dreams.

Healthy Movement: Tight Achilles getting out of bed, but felt better pretty quickly; rest of body feels great. Got REALLY tired about 330p in a meeting, ate some calories as soon as it was over, and came around. Had to run solo trails, weather scared people away, perhaps, and BK finally took a full rest day. It was wonderful; not as easy-peasy as yesterday, but still didn't walk any hills. Yeah!

Fun & Play: New person in class! Buddy chat. VERY productive day. A gloomy, rainy, mucky fall day...that felt fine to me. Can't bring me down! Lovely run full of deer, all the nature.

Sunday, October 26

Nutrition: I am still in overeat mode, but on the plus side, tonight's run felt goddamn amazeballs. I'll take it!
  • 6a-eggs, chicken sausage, toast, coffee w CM
  • 10-SB&J toast, more coffee w CM
  • 1p-Daiya pizza, kombucha
  • (4-7m run)
  • 730-summer sausage, rice crackers, apple
  • calories 2425: p 450, c 1725, f 300

Sleep: 8.75 hours in bed, 9p-545a, 96% quality. Worse. Very choppy in/out all night, constantly flipping over. And woken by dancing Hanky boy. Gah.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling great. Logged well-spaced sets of 10 ring pulls throughout the day, but couldn't gather the gumption to bench. Spent much of that allotted time sitting in the sunshine with a cuddly Hanky boy. Worth the trade-off. Run felt super easy & super fantastic. Would have loved to round up to 10, but Brian's legs shut us down earlier. Eh, if it means my other miles this week will feel super easy & fantastic, worth the trade-off!

Fun & Play: Chores knocked out, including salted pretzel rolls for the lucky hubs, who was home much of the day! Another gorgeously sunshiny fall day. Perfect running weather. A wondertastic run, with wondertastic company, too. Coffee time filled with running & racing talk. Seeing TWO of my NSS peeps at the grocery store. Realizing I had a very bucket-filling, not-at-all-draining, weekend. Refreshed. Happy.

Saturday, October 25

Nutrition: I ate as though I raced today. Oops. Downfall of being surrounded by food & eaters for eleven hours, then following it up with a frustrating, traffic-filled, long drive home.
  • 530a-1.5 bags pork jerky, coffee
  • 9-ginger super cookies
  • 11-Larabar
  • 1p-bag pork jerky, rice crackers, iced tea
  • All afternoon-bits of banana, apple, couple slices bacon
  • 4-Renola
  • 630-salad, Larabar, banana chips
  • Calories 3100: P 1000, C 1450, F 650

Sleep: 7.25 hours in bed, 930p-445a, 64% quality. I'd call it a little better, solid until 3a or so, then in/out until I gave up, excited for the day ahead!

Healthy Movement: Stood and volunteered for 11 hours. Spent much of the morning awkwardly bent over making PB&Js, but never had an issue. Did some crouching in afternoon to stretch the low back, but honestly never felt like sitting down. Got to sprint to the car and back twice for supplies, felt fantastic. Had super tight Achilles all day, right worse than left. Stretched them regularly throughout the afternoon.

Fun & Play: ALL THE FUNS. Worked the Horse Camp aid station for 6 hours, keeping tabs on Brian and having a blast welcoming runners and spectators, feeding them, helping them, cheering them, being silly dressed as bacon & eggs, promising bacon at their next stop, then getting grief because they actually DIDN'T have bacon, chatting with my fellow AS workers, getting to see Brian kick ass all four times that he breezed through - all of it was SO much fun. Especially since he won! Then I met him at the finish line (after he was done, the only bummer of my volunteering was not seeing the actual finish), and we went to Natchez aid station, where I knew many of the people and made more new runner friends! Super fun there, too, upbeat music & bonus food treats & kiddos & a lot more socializing since they didn't really need the extra helpers so much. It was a delight!

Nature: 11 hours in the woods, yes of course! Any time! All the time! Shortly before I had to leave at the end of the day, the music left, and it became blessedly peacefully quiet, and that made it REALLY hard to go. I stayed probably 20 extra minutes just soaking up a little bit more loveliness. This beautiful, warm fall is making me SUCH a happy girl.

Friday, October 24

Nutrition:
  • 5-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, 2 SB&J toast, coffee w CM
  • 9-coconut rice bar
  • 1015-Renola
  • (1030-10m run)
  • 1215-toddler pack
  • 115-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, chia bootch
  • 330-lemon super cookies 
  • 5-half bag pork jerky
  • 745-salad 
  • Calories 2650: P 750, C 1050, F 850

Sleep: 8.25 hours in bed, 845p-5a, 88% quality. Solid except from 2-4a or so, pretty choppy in there. Got up feeling well-rested.

Healthy Movement: Sat all morning, then went for a medium solo trail run. Had my usual/frustrating anxiety about how hard it might be and what if I want to quit early...and somehow it was perfectly lovely and nearly-easy 10 miles. Hooray! Also: crossed into PR-month territory. Again! Entire rest of day spent sitting. Made my left core ache return. Argh!!

Fun & Play: Fun morning at NSS. Lovely run in the lovely woods on a lovely morning. Fun eve spent with cousin Diane and family. 

Thursday, October 23

Nutrition: Today I learned that Americanos are NOT like regular coffee. Had two this morning, figured it's the same as two fills of cheap-ass work coffee - but most definitely not. BUZZZZZZ.
  • 445a-2 eggs, chicken sausage, 2 sandwich rounds, coffee w CM
  • 745-Larabar
  • 930-chicken sausage, 2 dinner rolls
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 130-tuna w mustard, rice crackers, dinner roll
  • 3-grapefruit, Kind Strong bar
  • 7-salad, chicken sausage, SB&J sandwich rounds
  • calories 2375: p 650, c 1275, f450
Sleep: 7.25 hours in bed, 915p-430a, 79% quality. Solid, but woke early and couldn't fall back. Again.

Healthy Movement: Body is almost normal, though a little all-over stiffness. Great session, killing the pull-ups again!

Fun & Play: Productive morning. Great meeting with my lead. Fun session that included my Timmy. Sunshine. SUPER productive afternoon, but it drained my bah-RAIN. No LCSP-ing for me tonight. Shit to pack, anyway! Time outside with pooches and kittehs soaking up the lovely evening.

Wednesday, October 22

Nutrition: I had no eggs for breakfast. Nor sausage. ZOMG HOW DID I LIVE THROUGH THIS DAY. Actually, I was pretty damn hungry all day again, and ate a whole pizza for supper when I totally didn't need it. May need to quit buying them for a while, sheesh.
  • 515a-2 SB&J sandwich rounds, coffee w/ much CM
  • 6-Larabar
  • 915-Larabar, black tea
  • 12p-tuna w mustard, rice crackers, dinner roll, apple, Larabar
  • 4-chicken sausage, dinner roll
  • 715-Daiya pizza
  • calories 3100: p 350, c 2200, f 550

 
Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 9p-5a, 82% quality. Wide awake at 2a, up for bathroom & water; fell back solidly but was in/out 4a onward. Gah.

Healthy Movement: Low legs have improved, though left Achilles still tight in AM. Class warm-up felt fairly good, but could feel yesterday's squats somewhat, and more so throughout the day. Yoga club was no challenge at all, except in terms of mobility, and I did not enjoy. Lotta back bends, not my thing.

Fun & Play: Super fun class! Lunch with Timmy. A treat in my drawer from my Buddy! Supper plans with Mom next week while Dad is off hunting out west; will be using the gift card I just got at work yesterday, WIN-WIN! Fun all-team meeting, I got to talk a lot. (Why do I enjoy that?) Target of yesterday's RAK has received it and seems to be delighted. I must do things like that more often! Super productive workday, major progress plowing through my stack, whew. Yoga with friends. FaceTime with hubs, sharing the silly critters like Hanky trying to sit in my lap.

Stress Management: Had to skip a lunchtime LAPW event (too long, not enough time this week), and also canceled on an LAPW committee meeting for Friday; doing my best not to feel guilty. Also considering taking myself off the UW committee at work. There's only so much Sabrina to go around, and when it's not fun anymore, why am I doing it?

Tuesday, October 21

Nutrition: And just like that, it becomes hard to get enough calories again, scrounging for more after tallying up the day. What?
  • 530a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ much CM
  • 845-Larabar
  • 10-pork jerky
  • (11-Dustin session)
  • 1215p-chicken sausage, dinner roll, Larabar
  • 4-fruit
  • 5-4 gummies
  • (545-3.2m run)
  • 615-Renola
  • 645-chicken w BBQ sauce, chia bootch
  • 745-2 SB&J sandwich rounds
  • calories 2625: p 1000, c 1050, f 575

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 915p-515a, 84% quality. Solid until 3a, then in/out, dang.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling good in the morning, other than very tight Achilles (both) getting out of bed. Decent upon movement. Session felt harder than it should have, but still a decent showing. Debated an eve run all day long, until I let the weather convince me. But it didn't go well - felt pukey at just 2.5 miles so I shut it down. Oh well.

Fun & Play: Today I did one of my best RAKs ever: I sent a gift to a good friend's good friend, who is just barely my friend. I only got to know him last month, but he's awesome. Anyway, he's in the hospital recovering from a tough surgery, so why not spend $15 on a thoughtful, funny gift, a RAK that could truly make a difference in his mindset during such a sucky time? Plus, it's also kind of a way of gifting to my good friend, which of course I love to do.

Silly emails to some people who needed a boost today. Team fun. Looong meeting that wasn't so bad after all, since it ended on a high note, what with my slogan winning and all. Woo hoo!

Stress Management: So much work to do. So much of it that is being half-assed, which of course I hate to do. So many stressed-out team members. So very badly do I want to take on tasks from them to relieve their loads, but I am also maxed out & dropping balls already the way it is. I just want to help, somehow. Keeping their brains level is about my only contribution right now, and it just doesn't feel like enough.

Monday, October 20

Nutrition: Back to normal. Kinda. Felt hungry much of the day, so I boosted intake a little.
  • 445a-3 tiny eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 3 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 545-Larabar
  • 9-Larabar
  • 12-Subway salad with NO AVOCADO HMPH, apple
  • 215-bag apple chips
  • 4-Simple Squares bar
  • (530-7m run)
  • 645-bit of chicken, bit of yam, bit of summer sausage, some chia bootch, pint AZ w SB
  • calories 2500: p 825, c 975, f 700

Sleep: 7 hours in bed, 915p-415a, 68% quality. Hank was being an asshole again.

Healthy Movement: Body feels great. Wearing calf sleeves. In class warm-up, the only thing that felt off was lunges, slightly stiff knees - yet squats felt great. After standing at my desk for a couple hours, knees were REALLY stiff. More movement is the solution! Started to lose all energy around 330p, and felt stiff as hell, but I knew it was also partly from spinning-in-a-meeting frustration - but I nearly canceled on Brian. Dustin's "Do it if it feels good, but be honest with yourself about how it feels" was echoing in my ears. Except, Winter looms, and I need every single second of trail love I can get, until I can't get no mo'.

The run felt tough, but it was fun anyway; just let Brian babble on about all his crazy race thoughts, and focused on keeping up. Maybe that's why I love running with him; his ideas of normal & possible have inspired the shit out of me, gotten me to do so much more running than I ever have before, and it's been wonderful. Plus all of his races sound like SO MUCH FUN to crew: beautiful nature, mountains, isolation...yes, please! I just wish I could feel capable of pacing as well. The controlled burn on the north end of the park flooded us with smoke at our finish, making it end on a shitty, cough-filled note. Blech.

Fun & Play: Productive morning. Buddy chat time. An errand knocked out for the hubs, finally. Nature & fun chitchat with my running fave.

Sunday, October 19

Nutrition: Still in "eat what-the-fuck-ever mode." Back to normal tomorrow.
  • 845a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 11-Larabar
  • 1-Daiya pizza, bootch
  • 230p-tiny apple, in the sunshine, on the back step, with begging pooches
  • 5-summer sausage, rice crackers, apple, glazed nuts
  • calories: 2825: p 525, c 1900, f 400

Sleep: 9.25 hours in bed, 1115p-830a, 88% quality. In late due to travel, woke at 3a but fell back, choppy when the rest of the house got up at 6a, but woke naturally when the sun got bright. Got up a little tired, but decent.

Healthy Movement: Tight left Achilles. Stiff knees. Feet a little bit fat. Outer shins sore to pressure (calf sleeves all day & night). Everything else feels perfectly fine. YAAAAY! Began considering an evening run, just to be a badass who can say she did. Brian didn't tell me it was nonsense, and he told me he'd be there at 630p. So I took that as an invite, and logged 5.4 miles that felt pretty great; my only struggle was a tight left Achilles, which warmed up eventually, and everything else was good from the start. AND it got dark halfway through so I got that night run I've been craving. Wins all around! I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I am that I'm feeling so good. It's such an incredible, wondertastic thing to stop being afraid of injury with every outing.

Fun & Play: Sleeping in. Silent house. Much coffee in my new 50k mug. Chores mostly done. Time in the sunshine with my critters. Feeling good. Night run!

Saturday, October 18

Nutrition: Oh hey, I ate ALL THE FOODZ today, bitches. Sorry if there was none left for you! The only race food I'd change is more of the rice crackers. Those salty babies were the best-tasting thing in the world.
  • 545a-half Daiya pizza, coffee
  • (8a-430p-50k)
  • During race-rice crackers, apple chips, banana chips, maple-sugar covered almonds, toddler squeeze packs, SB&J sandwiches, gummies, salt tabs
  • Immediately post race-finished off the banana chips, apple chips, and super cookies: HUNGRY GIRL
  • 7p-2 SB&J sandwiches, bag pork jerky
  • Calories 3850: p 300, c 3100, f 450 (more guessing than usual here, but I know about how much I brought & have left after the race, so it's reasonably close)


Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 915p-515a, 100% quality. Um, no it was not. (The bed was amazingly lovely for the price of that motel, though.) Quite choppy after 3a. Awake at 5a, thought about the day ahead, then got moving.

Healthy Movement: Let's be realistic: forward motion for 8.5 hours is probably NOT all that healthy; 50k does a number on the body! Still, it was a successful accomplishment, and I'm thrilled to have gone back to finish Wild Duluth & leave it on a high note. We finished around 430p, sat around, ate some, and then about 6p we enjoyed an ice bath at Mike's cabin. I added calf sleeves on the drive home at 930p; I should have put them on at the second-to-last aid station; thought about it while running, but never thought about it while actually at an AS & able to do it. Outer shins are quite sore to the touch, began hurting around mile 20, and downhills didn't help. Everything else is very normal long-run soreness and nothing to worry about. Yay!

Fun & Play: Time with friends in the woods. Seeing runners I knew and cheering them on. Nature nature nature. Monica & Jodi finishing. Race recap with Mike at the cabin. Chatting with Jennah's family & playing with pooches. Chitchat with my peeps about the race. Satisfaction of a job well done, and feeling pretty good physically (relatively speaking, of course) after such a distance.

Nature: 9 hours in nature? Yes, please! I so thoroughly love the SHT, even when she acts like her only goal is to trip you. I'm dying to be able to run that trail regularly, in short, non-painful, non-brutal doses. I wish I wish I wish.

Friday, October 17

Nutrition: All the calories! A lot of everything, make the body feel gooood. 
•5a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee
•915-2 eggs, ham, potatoes (Trav's!)
•1145-Renola, bootch
•115p-Subway salad, Renola
•6-Cobb salad (Duluth Grill!)
•645-coconut bar, bootch
•Calories 3400: P 1200, C 900, F 1300

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 915p-5a, 75% quality. Woke to Hanky at 330a, what the hell is going on with these dogs! Couldn't get Hank to give up, either. Hoped they'd stay out for an hour but Lexi barked again soon. OMG SRSLY. Alarm woke me and made me wish I'd set it for later. 

Healthy Movement: 330am calf cramp, fun! Sharp pain in right ankle a couple times! Taper madness is a REAL THING. And it sucks. Sat all day, but can feel the restlessness, no slothfulness. Perfect. 

Fun & Play: NSS all morning, including TWO Caribou treats delivered. Second breakfast, and with Holea besides! 50k travels! Seeing Brian W, Shawn, & Gonzo at packet pickup. Duluth Grill deliciousness. Race excitement. Crewing advice. 

Thursday, October 16

Nutrition: Tired today. Tanking energy several times. Bleah.
  • 5a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w CM
  • 530-Caribou, sweet Caribou!
  • 615-Kind Strong bar
  • 830-GIFT CARIBOU!
  • 9-Larabar, 1 hot dog
  • 1115-apple (for Boss's Day, aw!)
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 130-tuna w mustard, rice crackers, apple, iced tea
  • 345-2 hot dogs, yam
  • 6-half Daiya pizza, chia bootch
  • calories 2750: p 800, c 1625, f 325

Sleep
: 6.75 hours in bed, 915p-4a, 74% quality. Wide awake at 330a thanks to a prancing Hank. Unfortunately, no matter how badly I wanted to fall back (I'd have traded my next paycheck for another 2 hours), I couldn't. Animals were actually all very weird this morning; instead of their normal 10 minutes, the dogs were out for a full hour. As was Oscar, when normally the cats do not want to go outside in the morning. Clyde still had not returned by the time I left. What the hell is going on? Chupacabra & wendigo crossed my mind!

Healthy Movement: Super tight lower legs. Left Achilles very much so. Right ankle hurts. Fuck off, taper madness! Session was of course easy-peasy fun times. Killing the total pull-up reps! Low-energy day. Too long.

Fun & Play: Everyone in a silly, near-giddy mood at work. Laugh so you don't cry, maybe? Super productive, knocked out two recommendations based on two awfully deep spreadsheets that I never want to think about again. Session. Team treats for Boss's Day. My boss telling me that my card to her made her day.

Nature: Afternoon snack time out in the sunshine. I wish that everyone's job allowed them to take their break whenever they liked, on green grass, with gentle breezes, and abundant sunshine. It does a brain so much good!

Wednesday, October 15

Nutrition:
  • 5a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, a half-toast w/ jelly, coffee w/ CM
  • 6-Larabar
  • 10-2 hot dogs, Kind Strong bar
  • 1230p-chicken & yam & chat w my BB :)
  • 315-Larabar
  • 6-salad w vinaigrette, summer sausage, SB&J toast
  • calories 2400: p 850, c 1000, f 550

Sleep
: 7.25 hours in bed, 945p-5a, 67% quality. In late because I'm dumb. Solid until 2a then in/out after that. Wide awake at 445a, but couldn't get myself up & moving until I absolutely had to.

Healthy Movement: Lower legs extremely tight getting out of bed; left low back also a bit whiny. Probably just taper nonsense, but nevertheless: full rest day. Got extremely stiff by noon (very little movement all morning, buried deep in a spreadsheet) and felt pretty terrible: very, very tired. Sat a couple times and it was a lot of energy to get back up. No way did I even want to run anymore. I did want to be out in the sunny 60F glory, but the closest I got was walking back to my desk via the great outdoors after dropping off my BB at her desk...which was not at all between lunch and my desk, ha! At home I crashed hard and was completely lazy. 0 energy. I have no idea what hit me today but I hope it's gone soon. Like, tomorrow. 

Fun & Play: Really fun class today. Seeing my women choose heavier weights when there are lighter options right there + hearing one declare that she can tell she's getting stronger = happy, fulfilled Sabrina!

Deep, deep spreadsheet wading. Lunch with my BeloveBuddy. Leaving work early (though not by choice, meeting a repairman) and getting a wee dose of outdoors via fetch.

Stress Management: Exhausting afternoon with that spreadsheet. Brain fried. Body shot. 

Tuesday, October 14

Nutrition:
  • 5a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 830-Larabar
  • 10-beef hot dog
  • (1130-Dustin session)
  • 1245-2 hot dogs, Kind Strong bar
  • 4-bag pork jerky, Larabar
  • (5-8m run)
  • 730-summer sausage, rice crackers, kombucha
  • calories 2400: p 1100, c 950, f 350


Sleep: 7.25 hours in bed, 930p-445a, 66% quality. In late just due to pokiness; woke often 2a onward. Sometimes coughing, feeling like the beginnings of a sore throat. OH NO YOU DON'T. Was closer to zonked than awake when Hanky decided he needed outside. Gah.

Healthy Movement: Lower legs very tight. Didn't stretch them after last night's run, like a dumbass. Did remember PT last night, core feels good today. Easy peasy session, followed by 3 hours of sitting in meetings. Blech! Escaped a rough afternoon for 8 miles with some of my trail besties. Again I went too fast, but it was fun to push and let everyone else do the chitchatting. Felt a bit of the left core and even a bit of left low-back ache. Did an extra-long PT stretch before bed.

Fun & Play: Taking another weekend adventure: volunteering down at Surf the Murph next Saturday the 25th. Will spend the morning working an aid station that's hit twice (super busy AND two CP views per lap as he aims at yet another epic goal) then the afternoon as a bonus person over at the really fun aid station. And my favorite cousin lives 20 minutes away, so I can crash at her place the night before and catch up with the fam. Win-win!

Also, had a sweet moment in my session, telling Dustin I was going to another 50k but not running it, and he immediately asked "Why not?" The answer is that it's closed, and also MEH to racing when I want to keep tabs on CP, but Dustin believing it would be totally reasonable for me to do that was amazing. We got into a fabulous convo about doing whatever feels good (as long as it truly & honestly feels good, not kidding yourself and ignoring the fact that you can't tie your shoes, or whatever) as opposed to being so continually conservative & safe with my attempts. I feel like it's the first time in our five years he hasn't cautioned me that my brain's more ambitious than my body is capable of! Anyway, I'm going to do our fat-ass 50k at LCSP next month, so that is more than good enough for me to see what I can do. Home-turf fun should prevent it from getting too deeply into race mode pushing, hopefully I can keep it pressure-free. Especially if I stop to add pull-ups at horse camp!

Had a good work morning, but it turned into a super stressful last couple of hours, with a stressed-out TM needing a meeting, and a lead moving up a deadline on me by two hours. And I was determined to leave early at 430p, to join CP on trails - and I did it! Scrambled like mad & made it happen, and thus the trails were that much more wondertastic. Nature is just the bestest, my friends. Plus, CP finally bought me Caribou afterward, as promised for ages. Lovely!

Monday, October 13

Nutrition:
  • 445a-2.5 eggs (double-yolker!), 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 6-banana
  • 930-Larabar
  • 1145-Kind Strong bar
  • 1230-chicken, yam, apple
  • 330-carrot cake super cookies
  • (530-5.5m run)
  • 7-salad w pepitas & vinaigrette, beef hot dog
  • calories 2425: p 675, c 1150, f 600

Sleep
: 7.75 hours in bed, 845p-430a, 65% quality. Super solid until 2a, then terrible. Wide awake 4a onward, damn dogs.

Healthy Movement: I seriously can't even tell I did a lot of miles this weekend. Body. Feels. STELLAR. Woo hoo! Logged an evening 5.5 with Dan, a little too quick thus a little too short. Still, felt pretty damn good despite the weekend miles.

Fun & Play: Class was super fun. Chitchat with CP about a super-duper crazy idea he's gotten, which is also super exciting. Lunch with my buddy! Productive afternoon, once I stopped hyperventilating over my to-do list. Trail time on a gorgeous night. Hubs home again!

Sunday, October 12

Nutrition: Super overate today. Bathe the body in calories for speedy recovery, although not exactly intentional to go this high. Oh well!
  • 530a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee
  • (730-5m run) - during-banana, beet, blueberry toddler pack; after-yellow one toddler pack
  • 945-turkey & guac & mustard sandwich, rice crackers & raw veg w guac
  • 1230p-Kind Strong bar, pork jerky, apple
  • 4-SB&J toast, apple w SB
  • 7-Daiya pizza, bootch
  • Calories 3800: P 600, C 2300, F 900

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 9p-5a, 64% quality. Felt better than that, woke a few times but was zonked all the way to 245a; just choppy after that. Got up feeling great. 

Healthy Movement: Body feels fantastic. Powerlines run was easy; even managed a long hard half-mile uphill without walking, keeping up with Mike- at the end! Channeling my badass beastly friends got me there. Actually tried to line up an evening running date with CP tonight, THAT'S how great I felt! And it didn't even feel like a dumb idea, at all. A bit questionable, sure, but not at all dumb. Again, my concept of normal has shifted rather dramatically this fall. However, he shot me down and reminded me I want to feel great on Saturday. (And promised me Mon/Tues runs.) 

Long drive home in the van, but happily we shifted seats halfway through for fresh posture. Nabbed some pulls at home, a few random sets on the rings (hard), otherwise just working on chores, mostly sitting. Wore compression socks all day. 

Fun & Play: Guess who I greeted outside in the sky this morning, once again? (Pagan baby!) More deep trail love/outright worship this morning. Perfect glowy views atop the power line summits, so happy to be there in the frosty beauty. Most of my attempt to line up a running date was purely for more nature time: just can't get enough. Fun finish to the weekend, and so thrilled to feel so physically grand. Looking forward to getting this silly 50k out of the way and piling on whatever miles I feel like, gosh! Quiet night at home with the pets, who were thrilled to see me and return to their normal spoiled life.

Saturday, October 11

Nutrition:
  • 5a-2 eggs, mustard, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, fruit, coffee
  • (730-3hr trail run) - during-salt tab, banana pack, 2 gummies
  • 1030-banana, coconut bar
  • 1145-turkey & mustard sandwich, salad w guac, 2 cod liver oil
  • (1245p-2hr nap)
  • 3-bag apple chips, Larabar
  • (415-5.7m run)
  • 530-fruit & coconut pack
  • 645-chicken, yam, apple, 2 cod liver oil
  • 745-crackers & guac
  • Calories 3050: P 625, C 1550, F 775

Sleep:  7.75 hours in bed, 915p-5a, 91% quality. Much choppier than that, but fair. Got in a 2-hour nap during personal time - priority for this chica.

Healthy Movement: Body feeling great. The long run was easy, though left IT bands a bit irritated, as I immediately reverted to my old tentative downhill lean and struggled to take them confidently. Too damn many small round rocks! Got super hungry and wished I had brought something more substantial. Also, what I did take was only an hour in, should've had more at 2 hours but was thinking we were nearly finished by then. Stretched the left core thoroughly before the nap, helped enough to feel nothing in the afternoon. It did bother me a touch in the morning. (Forgot PT in eve.)

Afternoon run was easy peasy wide flat clear trails, although in spots I was feeling rather MEH about it. Had to remind myself that I managed 7 miles on rotten hams last week, I can surely do this tiny little easy outing. 

But overall I'm feeling like I'll soon graduate from this event, the same way I have from 5k's: not enough miles, why would I waste my time? Probably a couple more years, but the thought has formed. 

Fun & Play: Straight out of the cabin, I let out a "Hello, Moon! Hello, Orion!" That sums up my whole pagan attitude all day. Gorgeous views. Felt great. Super happy. Wanted more distance! 

Enjoying the now and not feeling too caught up in everyone on FB. Some pals, yes, sure, I directly missed those who should be on trails with me, and checked up on DQ's BQ, but wasn't interested in the rest and was rather annoyed by everyone's addiction to their phones all weekend. Here and now, people. 

Temperance: Struggled not to go into "it's not fair" mode when we fetched beer & pizza for supper. Ate my chicken & yam trying not to feel sorry for myself. 

Friday, October 10

Nutrition:
  • 5a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w CM
  • 830-bag pork jerky
  • 1130-2 eggs, ham, potatoes, coffee (Trav's!)
  • 215p-Larabar 
  • 330-Larabar
  • (430-6m run)
  • 6-toddler squeeze pack
  • 730-spaghetti squash, 2 toast, summer sausage & crackers
  • Calories 2475: P 1150, C 1075, F 250

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 930p-5a, 87% quality. 

Healthy Movement: Lower leg tightness has improved, yay rest! Left core tight after sitting, which I did all morning at NSS because I wanted to save the legs & feet. Can't win! Sitting in vehicle all the way to Barnum: blech. Run was lovely gorgeous easy trail fun except Monica rolled her ankle again, fucksticks!

Fun & Play: Caribou treat, which included a delivery for Holea as thanks for dog feeding: delivering happiness! Morning at NSS! Second breakfast with Holea at Trav's! TRAIN & STAY!! Happy happy trails to me. 

Thursday, October 9

Nutrition: Surprisingly not-hungry today. Like, "racking my brain to see if I forgot to write something down because there's no way I'm full on this" not-hungry. Created a delicious calorie bomb for an evening snack and STILL came up short.

Packing for the Train & Stay literally included calorie calculations, because I'm basically bringing all of my own food. There's like four things on Mike's menu that I will eat. Le sigh.
  • 5a-2 eggs, 2 toast, 3 chicken sausage, coffee w/ CM
  • 9-Larabar
  • 11-Strong bar, apple
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 130-chicken, yam
  • 330-apple
  • 530-hot dog, spaghetti squash w marinara
  • 730-CB&SB&J toast
  • calories 2050: p 625, c 900, f 525


Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 915p-445a, 76% quality. In a touch late due to T&S packing, up early due to Hanky & the full moon. Sleep was a little choppy (hubs) but pretty damn solid.

Healthy Movement: Decent. Lower legs a bit tight straight out of bed, and I forgot my PT last night, but decent. Fun, easy session. Remembered PT tonight and making a big bold mental note to do it over the weekend; feel like it's going to be important to do after each run.

Fun & Play: A beautiful full moon, bright enough to cast shadows, greeted my tired mole eyes this morning. So I popped outside at least three more times just to admire it. I'm turning into quite the little pagan this Fall. Hello, Moon! And I've noticed that Orion now stands directly over TS as I arrive in the dark of morning, so we have a nice little greeting as well. Hello, Orion! He has yet to answer, so I think I'm sane yet.

Busy morning, some friendly coworker chats, got to run around making treats for the team yet again (love doing that), the timing of which led to chitchat with DC peeps (including BK/CP), and worked on my big upload - I felt very productive! A few little moments of morale-boosting for the team. Fun session with Timmy in it. Work anniversary decorations & treats when I got back from my session! Silly FB times. Team treat break, including sharing with a different, helpful team, who was very appreciative. Fun! Visit to the pet store where I squealed over teensy tiny kittens. Want/don't want. Fetch outside to soak up a wee bit of nature. 
 
Packing!! All the running gear is loaded up and ready to see some miles and some sweat. And...it actually feels like the miles will be super easy. No anxiety. I'm feeling more like, why can't we go farther? CP is having quite an influence on what I perceive as normal. (And I like it.)

Wednesday, October 8

Nutrition: Dragging today. Low calories yesterday. Connected? Or just a result of poor/low sleep? Either way: all the coffees!

Also, GODDAMN WITH THE SHITTY SALADS. I was starving 3 hours later. Put some fucking protein on these salad bars, people!
  • 515a-2.5 eggs (scored a double-yolker!), 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 915-half bag chocolate super cookies, 3 Reese's Pieces
  • 1100-salad, coffee
  • 215p-chicken breast, half yam
  • 5-Larabar 
  • (530-2m walk)
  • 7-salad w avocado, beef hot dog, kombucha
  • calories 2275: p 775, c 850, f 650


Sleep: 7.25 hours in bed, 945p-5a, 72% quality. In late like an idiot, entirely my own fault, what was I thinking?! Thankfully, it was super solid.

Healthy Movement: VERY tight low legs, finally. Really felt the squats in class warm-up. Happy to take a rest day, especially as little "taper madness" niggles came creeping into my day. Shut up, you sillies. Enjoyed a crisp dog walk with Holea & The Mitz.

Fun & Play: Lunar eclipse! Checked it out a few times in my jammies before leaving, then struggled to actually watch the road, not the moon, on my drive in. Love me some Luna. New person in class! Chat with MB while delivering a treat to my BB. Lunch OUT with Timmy. Fire drill to enjoy bonus sunshine. Chitchat with BK including info on a new window found by my sweet papa. Agreeing to teach two more strength classes each week. Giant team project completed. Holea time. Silence at home. Initial Train & Stay packing plans.

Tuesday, October 7

Nutrition: I keep forgetting to bring CM to work. And I'm only here 4 days this week anyway, so now there's not point, really. Gah! Today was super shortcutty. This is a bad pattern that I shall definitely break tomorrow!
  • 445a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 930-Larabar, chia bootch
  • (12-Dustin session)
  •  130-chicken sausage, bag apple chips, Larabar
  • 430-half bag chocolate super cookies
  • (515-10m trail run)
  • 730-beef hot dog w/ mustard, SB&J toast
  • calories 2000: p 525, c 875, f 600
Sleep: 7 hours in bed, 930p-430a, 80% quality. Very solid but took until after 10p to fall asleep, and I was wide awake at 4a. No idea why. Got up feeling pretty good anyway, somehow.

Healthy Movement: Feeling great. Not even low-leg tightness. What what? Had a fun deload session with Timmy, much silliness. Got to spend 1.5 hours outside in mostly-sunshine helping to park cars. THEN I logged another 10 blissful trail miles with almost all of my favorites. It was a hugfest lovefest trailfest. I am so happy with running these days!

Fun & Play: A cross-company group pulling together to accomplish a Finance Team task. Hooray! Personal coffee delivery from my BeloveBuddy. Timmy time. Bonus outside time. A fantastic run with fantastic peeps. Silent house. HAPPY GIRL.

Monday, October 5

Nutrition: Ate a giant bag of jerky today. Too many shortcuts. Dumb.
  • 5a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 6-Larabar
  • 9-jerky, apple
  • 12p-jerky, apple, Larabar
  • 330-coconut butter
  • 5-Larabar
  • (530-7m run)
  • 730-beef jerky, SB&J toast
  • calories 2500: p 1125, c 725, f 650
Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 9p-445a, 80% quality. Ugh, so much worse. It took at least an hour for me to fall asleep, and I felt like I woke every hour. I have no idea what was going on, but damn, it sucked giant hairy pig ass. Still, somehow I got up feeling pretty good.

Healthy Movement: Body feels good. Slight low-leg tightness, but markedly better than it has been. Had some sharp pain in bottom of left foot at lunch time, nearly panicked, wrote it off as taper madness. For real?! Not in this season, dammit. Had an absolutely wondertastic run at LCSP. Big group showed up and jetted off real fast, but my ol' pal Brian stayed nice & slow with me. I got to hear all about yesterday's marathon adventures, fun! The hills we walked were for HIM, for once, as I felt awesome. And I wanted to go even farther than 7. It's probably great that he moderated me, certainly should pay off this weekend, but it's a mental struggle not to deep-dive into the amazing runs and play them out as long as possible. Wisdom, pfft.

Fun & Play: Fun class. Busy busy day. Used my papa's expertise to help BK find a replacement for his shattered window, for only $30! Noon errands so I could run after work. A potentially genius idea from a coworker. A perfect run in the beautiful, cool, perfect fall woods. Hubs time before he disappears for the week. Happy girl.

Sunday October 5

Nutrition: Food prep finally accomplished this weekend: salads, chicken & yams, spaghetti squash, breakfast sausage, all the foods!
  • 615a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w CM
  • 830-Larabar
  • 1115-SB&J toast
  • (12-2m walk)
  • 2-3 ribs, salad w dressing & pepitas, bootch
  • 630-salad w dressing & pepitas, 2 toast 
  • Calories 2300: P 575, C 925, F 800

Sleep: 8.5 hours in bed, 930p-6a, 94% quality. Woke often, but happily Hank finally let me sleep in. Tried to nap 3-5p, but it was mostly just dozing in/out and kitteh-snuggling. Also okay.

Healthy Movement: Rather tired all day, so I didn't bench. Literally considered a nap at 930a! Took a coffee/dog utility walk with Holea, did my pullups, and did some yard work dragging around giant branches/small trees, relocating the hammock to the basement, & the like. I thought it would be a nice afternoon to run, but that's as close as I came to any actual motivation.

Fun & Play: Knocked out dad's bookkeeping bright & early. Tracked my running friends to great finishes at TCM, including a birthday PR for Heidi, thanks to Brian. Whatta guy! Time with Holea & The Mitz. Napping. Chores with the hubs outside. Silly chitchat with my running pals. Love my peeps so very much.

Saturday, October 4

Nutrition:
  • 530a-2 eggs, beef hot dog, 2 toast, SB&J toast, coffee w CM
  • (830-10m trail run)
  • 1130-3 eggs, slab ham, potatoes w peppers & onions, coffee
  • 5p-2 ribs, SB&J toast, white tea
  • 7-pint AZ w: Renola
  • calories 2425: p 1000, c 675, f  750

Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 945p-515a, 84% quality. It just doesn't pay to stay up past 9! Hank was tromping around like an asshole from about 4a onward. Luckily, nap time was 2-4p; not solid at all, but it helped.

Healthy Movement: Tight left Achilles, though improved over yesterday. Still feel the hams, though no longer hindering movement. 10-mile trail run with three pals felt flat-out fantastic. Hooray! Rest of the day was full of recovery, mostly because my energy was pretty shot; forced down more calories and felt a little better. 

Fun & Play: Bill-paying time during big-paycheck season (for the hubs) always makes me feel pretty good. Relief! Glorious trailz with a lovely group. Post-run group breakfast. Many errands knocked out. Nap time. Quiet time to get chores done.

Friday, October 3

Nutrition: Overate for a rest day, but meh: it's recovery time. Nourish, rest, repair.
  • 6a-2 eggs, beef hot dog, 2 toast, SB&J toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 915-coffee w/ CM & cinnamon
  • 945-again again!
  • 1030-apple, coconut butter
  • 1245-2 chicken sausage w mustard, coconut lime crisps, coffee
  • 430-Kind Strong bar
  • 645-Daiya pizza
  • calories 2675: p 475, c 1600, f 600


Sleep: 8.75 hours in bed, 9p-545a, 88% quality. Awake until at least 10p, but super solid from there until 4a or so. Alarm had to wake me, as I was out cold. Looking forward to some naps this weekend, and maybe actually sleeping in on Sunday, woot!

Healthy Movement: Extremely tight lower legs upon waking, left Achilles especially took quite a while to loosen. I probably shouldn't have squeezed in that Wednesday run with Brian, but I do think the mental benefit outweighed the physical detriment. Just need to be smart for the next week, not get pulled into any excessive miles. Got to sit at NSS today, then crashed on the couch at home. Tired.

Fun & Play: Productive morning LAPW meeting where I signed on to champion a collection for LAHS in December - that's the kind of bonus work that I love to take on.

First half of my day: I AM IN SUCH A GOOD MOOD TODAY. I don't even have a reason to be, I just AM! Happy happy joy joy!! Second half: JESUS GODDAMN FUCK, I am crashing. Where is my couch?! (The answer is: more coffee.)

Quiet, near-silent afternoon at NSS but I was visited by Holea and Mitzi, so that was a fun bonus. Mike & boys & dog showed up to drag the sled. Noonan Barbell boys showed up to crank the tunes and smash the iron. Fun to be a wee part of it! Nice, quiet night at home with all my critters.

Thursday, October 2

Nutrition: Over-relied on Larabars again today. Three, Sabrina? Really?!
  • 6a-2 eggs, summer sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ CM
  • 830-Larabar
  • 11-Larabar
  • 1145-tiny apple
  • (12-Dustin session)
  • 130-tuna w mustard, rice crackers, Larabar
  • 4-pork jerky
  • 715-3 ribs, SB&J toast
  • calories 2725: p 1100, c 775, f 850

Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 930p-530a, 82% quality. Pretty solid, though woke several times 3a onward. Alarm had to wake me at 530a, as I wasn't twitching.

Healthy Movement: Very tight lower legs getting out of bed, loosened as I moved. Not the hams, though. I am fucking angry about them. Session was fine, but even my pulls were affected by the hams! At least I know I'm getting great tension, I guess there's that. I also feel the fatigue creeping in, and not slowly. Ready to take a full rest day ma├▒ana. Tried a weighted pull-up in the eve with the hubs's 15-lb bag o' snacks: easy peasy. Beast!

Fun & Play: Worked all morning on the coffee-shop sale, which meant chit-chat with team members and upselling and basically getting paid to be SILLY. Love!! Session. Super productive afternoon. Sad wake in eve, mitigated by a quick chat with the parents and time with the hubs before he disappears for two months. Blargh.

Wednesday, October 1

Nutrition: Two more days, I'll have all these ribs gone. I'm showing AMAZING restraint in only eating three per day. They're amazeballs, yo.
  • 5a-1 egg, summer sausage, 2 toast, coffee w/ lotta CM
  • 8a-coffee w/ CM & cinnamon (fancy!)
  • 945-3 BWCs, even moar coffees w/ CM & cinnamon
  • 1030-chicken, 3 BWCs, few veg
  • 1230p-BWC, chef salad w TS dressing
  • 4-half bag of plantains (all the NOMS)
  • (515-7m run)
  • 7-3 ribs, apple
  • calories 2700: p 875, c 1125, f 600
Sleep: 7.25 hours in bed, 930p-445a, 76% quality. In late due to busily posting on social media about my miles. Yeah, that's dumb. Took ages to fall asleep, hubs got home shortly after I started to drift, ugh. Woke several times. Got up a little tired but energy stayed decent all day.

Healthy Movement: Hams still tight. Body feels good otherwise, and I have a bag packed for two runs today. But...in my "9 factors" spreadsheet (complete with conditional formatting), there are several warning signs telling me to consider a rest day. I may or may not agree with it, because the brain is doing SO WELL. But given three straight days in the "yellow/orange" mode, I thought I might acquiesce. Until...Brian said he's hitting LCSP. Can't say no to a running buddy! And super glad I didn't, because of course it was fantastic. Logged 7 good, solid miles. Hams were still dogging me on the uphills, but rest of the body was happy. As was the brain. Nature! I have two non-running days on the docket, which should help with those 9 factors.

Fun & Play: Class was great, just one attendee but she enjoys going heavier so we did some bonus fun stuff. Snacky potluck team fun. Plotting a date with Miss Holea. Bonus trails with BK. Silly pooches at home.

Stress Management: Some unsettling news at work. Choosing to believe it's all going to be fine. I can't waste the brain space to think otherwise. Worrying gets you nowhere, anyway.