Happy Veteran's Day! It has been cold and wet all day here in Northern Ohio. Usually I have this holiday off and I use it to get ahead on some Christmas shopping or ahead on some pre-holiday season rest. Neither of those things did I get to do today. This holiday was traded for a more valuable player. We worked today so we can have Christmas Eve off this year. I have mixed feelings about this change. Honestly, I like working Christmas Eve. It's usually a short day and it involves a potluck and very little actual work. Today was a usual trip to Cleveland, without the workday traffic, since almost every government agency, financial institution, etc was closed today. It's good though. I love my girls at the prison. And since there were no other services going on today there, I had a full house.
What isn't too cool right now is this really irritating sore throat. I am not sure if this is really going to develop into something or not but I sure wish it would decide to not develop into anything. The cold front blew in today and tomorrow should be an interesting run. I didn't get a chance to build a new playlist for this week yet either. Maybe I can find time tomorrow to go through my library and put something together. It will have to to be a bunch of power songs to push through this wanna be cold.
I noticed that most of the leaves are gone off the trees now and the sky was heavy and gray today. I thought to myself that we are now entering early winter. I don't really mind winter. In fact I have found myself enjoying winter more since I started running in cold weather. The forecast for tomorrow is calling for a high temp of 40 degrees and only 5-7mph winds. PERFECT for a midday run, as long as this sore throat doesn't threaten to ruin my good time.
Today's workout at Extreme was seriously weak! I barely broke 300calories. I was feeling weak and tired this morning but I didn't quit. I did what I could and felt good about finishing. I taught a class tonight too but I did not really participate. Every time I tried to bend over, my head threatened to explode into a mess of snot. I demonstrated some things and stayed active walking around watching alignment and cuing corrections but did not really take part in the exercise portion of it. I got two hot yoga classes tomorrow which will help with my throat and head.
So far, my body is holding up good, except for the head cold thing. I am feeling good about all things marathon related today.
Preworkout: Coffee, 24Prepare
Postworkout: 1/2 banana, 24Rebuild Endurance
Breakfast: Protein smoothie with coconut water, 2 scoops PDM, 2 scoops It Works Greens, pineapple, 1/2 banana, blueberries.
Midmorning: Peanuts, apple
Lunch: Herbalife plain vanilla shake with F1 and PDM
Afternoon: tall salted carmel mocha with nonfat milk, lite greek yogurt, granola bar
Dinner: Leftover Vegetarian chili, crackers, raisin bread, candy cane oreos.
I tend to crave more carbs when I am running regularly. I gotta get a handle on the kind of carbs a choose.