Today has not been so good. I woke up with a really tight lower back, and thought a nice 4 mile run would be good. I was wrong. My legs were tired, my back hurt, I was cold, my head hurt, and I was just not feeling it. So I did 2 miles, freaked out to JJ a little bit, had some oatmeal, then crawled back in bed and slept until lunch time.
I needed some caffeine, so I went out and got a coffee and then made some leftover soup.
I started to do some housework, but again, my head was pounding, I was getting heat flashes then chills, and it was just all around bad. I spent the whole afternoon laying on the couch. I really don't want to get sick, but I'm just not feeling well. I'm going to do everything I can to keep myself healthy and in good spirits this week. I really, really can't get sick!!!
For an afternoon snack, I had an apple and a new flavor of Stonyfield Farms yogurt, Maple Vanilla. It was delicious, not too maple-y, just enough to taste good but not too sweet.
For dinner, I had a quinoa-pomegranate salad and teryiaki tofu kebobs. It was a healthy food day, hopefully all of the nutrients and vitamins will keep me from getting sick.
I really appreciate all of your encouraging comments for the half. At this point, I'm excited for it, but ready for it to happen and then for the 15k and then to get back to normal. I like running far because it makes me proud and it makes me feel strong, but it's not good for weight loss. I want to fuel for the runs, but knowing a larabar, cliff gel and gatorade is 400 calories throws me off. I want to figure it into my daily calories, but it's different because I burn so many calories running. But I want those to help me lose weight... it's justs really confusing and I'm torn all of the time on weight loss vs. fueling to run far and fast. And then do I take more rest days and eat less, or do I keep working out and run the risk of having tired legs...
It's too much to think about. 2 more weeks. My brain hurts, I'm going to bed!