I had sort of gotten off track with food prepping and what not while my daughters were here and am having a hard time getting back to where I was...I even undercooked some meat this past week - yikes!! Today I plan on prepping a few proteins and mixing up some quinoa salads for easy lunches...our appetites and food preferences are always evolving, so something that worked in the past, might not work now - so Im trying to get back to basics...oye! It's tough :) My goal is to have options ready for me to grab when Im getting ready in the morning, for lunch and breakfast - as for tracking, man oh man - Ive fallen off the tracking wagon - not with lunch and breakfast but with dinner...Ive been guilty of just "eyeballing" it and that's no bueno for me - so I need to get my act together - I think I was just burnt out of a hot minute, but Im ready to do this again - and if that means I need to pre-measure out stuff for quick acces...then so be it :) This is the salad I brought for lunch today:
Mixed in a tupperware, ground turkey, quinoa, peppers, tomatoes, a tiny bit of feta, 1 TBSP of guac and 1 TBSP of salsa verde and 10 olives sprinkled liberally with cholula - if this is good, this will be a go to for a while, I have a feeling :)
This is another source of anxiety for me right now, I even printed out forms to switch my half to a 10K at the end of September, I am having doubts in myself, in my ability as a runner to complete a half - I havent trained like I should have - small runs here and there with the long runs sprinkled in - and I am busy, I get that and perhaps I should have trained for a 10K first, Im just overwhelmed and not sure how to get on track...I never have enough time during the week to bang out more than 2-4 miles at a time, so I spread those out which I hope is good enough...I am getting in my long runs and this weekend we did this at a local park:
We did this run on this past Sunday, it was hard and I AM SO SLOW :( And I woke up yesterday with aches that I havent felt before :( But we did do 4 10 grade hills...so perhaps that is where the pain is coming from? I dont know - still thinking about this whole thing - man training is a mind-fuc*!!!!! Im discouraged and frustrated right now :(
I started back to school this week - and Im really excited about class, but with my running/food funk - Im just sort of bleh...I will get my head in the game though :) I always do...sorry this is a debby downer post - but this is why I havent posted in a while, it's hard to always produce chipper posts...Im just a tad bit overwhelmed right now, but I hope after my 8 miler this weekend I will feel confident again - and Im running this afternoon, just a little guy but I think I need to sweat it out a bit :) Oh and in super awesome good news? My husband was promoted last Friday - haalllleluyyyyer!!
Ok, I will be back tomorrow with motivation and perseverance like usual - excuse this bad attitude - oh and did I tell you Im PMSing...no shit sherlock!!! :)