Half Training Week 6 – Sometimes life gets in the way

Classes started Monday…so begins my return to 12 hour work days.  My hope is to still post a few days a week but I may only manage one a week for the next couple of weeks…please be forgiving.

Lately I feel like this

stress-7

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Even though my schedule is insane, I managed to get most of my runs in this week and the only one I did not get in was due to a very sore quad, not my lack of time.  (More to come in another post)

Monday: Rest Day

Tuesday: 4 miles with group

Wednesday: Restorative Yoga and Vinyasa Flow

Thursday: Hill repeats

Friday: Rest, foam rolling, the stick, rest, repeat

Saturday: 9 miles

Sunday: Unplanned rest day (stupid quad)

Since I am back to 12 hour days, scheduling is a MUST!  I have every class, appointment, planning time, and workout scheduled in my calendar.  Gone are the days of “I’m tired, I will run later.”  If I don’t run during the time I have scheduled, I just don’t run and I have been very surprised, that even when I am completely exhausted, a good 4 mile run quickly re-energizes me!

I have had to do lots of meal planning too.  I have to plan and pack my food for the entire day, and unfortunately, in order to fit in all of my students, three days a week I have to eat lunch in my car while I am driving from one place to another.  This greatly affects my food choices.  This week I have been eating a sandwich and chips (I know…but I like them and portion them out) and adding some of the items below to fill it out.

Some of my portables this week are:

Pumpkin pancakes (I made a big batch on Sunday and they are easy to re-heat in the toaster)

Amazeballs (I got this great recipe from The Fitnessista)

Carrots

Granola bars

These yogurt drinks from Stoneyfield farms.

Apples

How do you manage work, training, and having a life?

Right now, work and training are my life….Its a good thing I like them both!

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