Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 19

  • 530a-2 eggs, bacon, 2 toast, coffee w coconut milk
  • 7-Larabar
  • 945-small apple, mixed nuts
  • 1145-half Larabar
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 115-summer sausage w rice crackers, half Larabar
  • 6-salad w avocado, mixed nuts, pork jerky
  • calories 2200: p 650, c 600, f 950

: 8.5 hours in bed, 845p-515a, 86% quality. Felt like I woke often, including 1030p, weirdly, but it was solid and full of dreams.

Healthy Movement: Lower legs still extremely tight getting out of bed, but left hip/core area is much improved. Still there, but didn't even think about whether it still hurt until 7a. It felt significantly better after NSS warm-up. Session had a few PRs, very nice! Dustin could see me getting shifty on squats, that left hip flexor area claiming weakness and trying to push the load rightward. Interesting, since it doesn't hurt in the slightest while doing them.

Fun & Play: Session. Productive day. Hammock & book time. 

Stress Management: Somehow the latest work crisis is not affecting my brain, even though it blows up all my carefully-considered plans for the team workload. Grateful, but wondering when it will hit in full force.

Monday, August 18

  • 5a-2 eggs, hot dog, 2 toast, coffee w CM
  • 6-Larabar
  • 945-Paleo Diet Bar (these are not good, I don't recommend--unless purely for fuel)
  • 1130-few pepitas
  • 1230p-summer sausage, rice crackers, big green apple
  • 330-Larabar
  • 530-2 hot dogs w mustard, SB&J dinner roll
  • 730-mixed nuts
  • calories 2450: p 900, c 750, f 800
Sleep: 8 hours in bed, 845p-445a, 78% quality. For once, Hank didn't wake me up...but my alarm did. Bleah.

Healthy Movement: Things ache, big time. I hate doing a long run on a Sunday, leaves me so beat-up for Monday. Tight lower legs, super tight left hip/core (though no longer flinching like yesterday), even a little sharp right knee pain when I demo'd a side lunge in class. Seemed to be the only direction that bothered it, though. Definitely smart enough to avoid Monday downhills, shifting them to Wednesday. Instead I was going to do a special run-a-sketch but I was feeling very unsure that running was a good idea based on how bleah the body was feeling. When I parked at my starting point, I checked the radar which looked bad, so I took that excuse, far too eagerly. Felt weak and lame for doing so.

Fun & Play: Productive work day. A week of salads made. A lovely chunk of time for book reading.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday, August 17

  • 430a-2 eggs, 2 toast, hot dog, SB&J dinner roll, coffee w coconut milk
  • 615-1/4 Paleo bar
  • (645-30min run)
  • 715-applesauce w salt tab
  • (745-90min run) sweet potato w salt tab 45min in
  • 10-3/4 Paleo bar
  • 145-2 hot dogs, yam, mixed nuts
  • 5-pint Arctic Zero, SB&J dinner roll
  • calories 2475: p 800, c 900, f 775
Acne: Frustratingly, my face began freaking out late yesterday, progressively worse today. What. The. Fuck. 

Sleep: 7.75 hours in bed, 830p-415a, 77% quality. More like 50%. Took me until after 9p to fall asleep; solid until 3a, but dozed until godddamn Hank began storming the castle at goddamn 4a. So tired. Napped post-run, in bed 2.75 hours, 1045a-130p, but I got up at 11 to toss Hank outside, then Hop came home at 1130, then I threw out Lexi at 1145. So at most, one sleep cycle. And I got up cranky.

Healthy Movement: Decided that since I was up stupidly early, I would log my extra hour before Monica came. I got to LCSP dog-tired and not wanting to do it, but once I got out of the car, the cool refreshing air changed me. I only logged a half hour, though, even managing to take a wrong turn despite hundreds of miles at LCSP; then catnapped in the car waiting for Monica. We logged 45 minutes solidly, then arrived back at the cars for her to swap shoes, which was also a good time for me to change shirts (humid), take my fuel, and ditch my empty water bottles. Finished up with another 45 feeling ready to be done, but not totally spent. Still needing to log my weekend upper body effort, I did what I could: 5-4-3-2-1 pulls, rings, chins, spaced about an hour apart. Sorry, bench. Also, left hip/core painfully tight. 

Fun & Play: Solid long run. FIVE deer which included two spotted babies with their mama, made me so so so happy. Nap. Cool weather. Friendly kittehs. Reduced my chore list for the day. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday, August 16

  • 730a-2 eggs, 2 toast, much delicious bacon, coffee
  • 12p-salad w chicken & avocado, iced tea 
  • 230-Larabar 
  • 6-quarter chicken, yam, mixed nuts
  • calories 1925: p 625, c 600, f 700

Sleep: No record, but 7 hours in bed, 11p-6a, maybe 60% quality. Woke a lot, too hot and too much light in the place, missed my comfy bed. Napped 4-530p when I found my bed again.

Healthy Movement: Body is stiff as hell. Feet are fat, and from ankles downward both are extremely tight. Too many downhills, I guess. Strolled around Clemens-Munsinger gardens with Amy before lunch, which felt nice, but I didn't have any urge to do more. No workout; had planned on a bench & pull hulking session, but got home only in time to nap, felt bleah after that. 

Fun & Play: Nice morning with my pals, extra time with Amy, then quiet, peaceful laziness at home.

Friday, August 15

Nutrition: A bit much, but meh.
  • 5a-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w coconut milk 
  • 8-cashews, macadamias
  • 10-Larabar
  • 1130-pork jerky
  • 1230p-2 hot dogs w mustard, grapes, cherries, green beans
  • (2-2hrs canoeing)
  • 545-Larabar 
  • 7-almonds
  • 830-chicken, grapes, cherries, potatoes, zucchini
  • calories 2625: p 1125, c 650, f 850

Sleep: 8 hours in bed,  9p-5a, 74% quality. Decent, just not enough.

Healthy Movement: Lower legs and ankles tight getting out of bed, fine quickly. Right hip flexor is tight, though, painful. Stood all morning at NSS. Canoed for about two hours, arms felt dead weak. Lower body seriously stiff all day. 

Fun & Play: NSS in the morning, lovely friends & a new pooch friend in the evening. Very, very nice for the brain, but...no-bonfire sadness.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thursday, August 14

  • 530-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, coffee w coconut milk
  • 630-berry Renola, coffee w coconut milk
  • 1015-Larabar
  • 1130-coconut butter
  • (12p-Dustin session)
  • 115-summer sausage w rice crackers, small apple, macadamias & cashews
  • 415-Larabar
  • 515-applesauce w salt tab
  • (530-downhills)
  • 7-2 eggs, 3 chicken sausage, 2 toast, cashews & macadamias
  • calories 2475: p 750, c 725, f 1000
Acne: I am shocked to report that my face did not freak out after Saturday's high sugar intake. Really surprised by this.

Sleep: 8.5 hours in bed, 845p-515a, 88% quality. Solid as a rock until Hank's 430a antics. He sounds like an elephant galloping through the house, even through my ear plugs. Such a jerk. I managed to keep dozing back out which was nice. Still, I'd like to wake up fully rested for once, without having to go to bed at 7p or something.

Healthy Movement: Achilles super tight, never stretched post-run yesterday. Dummy! Also, yesterday's slow pace must have dramatically changed my gait, because the skin on my feet is all kinds of messed up. Session went really damned well, despite mental bleah. Ran downhills with ROUSers after work, while they ran up, so I ran one final up. Thinking next time I will run up for a few and then switch to down on tired-ish legs and see what that means for my form and IT bands.

Fun & Play: Productive work day. Session PRs. Hill time fun time.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 13

  • 5a-2 eggs, 2 toast, 3 chicken sausage, coffee w coconut milk
  • 730-Larabar, coffee w coconut milk
  • (1115-5.6m run)
  • 1p-hot dog, yam, cashews & macadamias
  • 330-Larabar
  • 630-chef salad, pork jerky
  • calories 2175: p 875, c 700, f 600
Sleep: 7.5 hours in bed, 930p-5a, 81% quality. In late due to hubs (trucking this week, gone since 4a Monday), but solid until 430a, which seems to be around the time he left (won't see him again until Thursday night), as Lexi started barking. At something outside, as she was inside. I just yelled at her because it was all I could manage to do. Dozed until the alarm started buzzing at me. This is getting to be a problem.

Healthy Movement: Things feel better, left knee significantly improved in class warm-up compared to Monday, but still gave me a jolt or two. Run with David Kuhn was slow, easy, and amazing. IT band a little angry at the pace, and skin super angry at the blister, but oh well. Super totally worth it to meet David and run with him. He is an amazing soul.

Fun & Play: Great morning at work. Amazing run at noon. Amazing. An overused word that couldn't be more appropriate. Productive afternoon. Errands check done. Fetch with Lexi and a quiet supper followed immediately by Stop! Hammock time! Nothing beats my quiet, peaceful yard. Maybe hearing a trickling stream, but that's about it. Happiness.