Good morning!! I am feeling kind of BLAH this morning.. and have been feeling this way since yesterday.
I know exactly why too. And I have learned a MAJOR lesson. As you know – after long runs, I tend to have a stomach that does not really want good. So – yesterday I had a banana and PB before my run .. and then could not stomach my oats once I got home.
Well, stomach.. you aren’t really going to be able to make decisions like that anymore.. because not eating my breakfast when I got home REALLY messed up my day – my energy levels.. etc.
Running long distances takes a lot of energy – a lot of fuel. So it only makes logical sense, that one should refuel once the run is completed.. within a short amount of time after the run is complete.. even if your tummy tells you NO.
Since I listened to my stomach.. I didn’t eat breakfast until 11:30am.. meaning I didn’t eat lunch until 3:30 pm.. meaning my meals were just WAY off! I felt okay.. until we were on the way to see Hangover 2 last night ( more on that shortly).. and I seriously just wanted sleep. I had eaten my “lunch” and a few snacks .. and knew I needed more.. but I was just feeling so awful. I am fairly certain that this is a result of improper post run fueling.
When we returned home last night at about 10:00 – I had a headache, my body felt exhausted… and it just was NOT cool. I slept straight through the night.. and am still not feeling quite normal.
Rest day today?! YOU KNOW IT!
So – since I am building up my miles – I have learned a valuable lesson about fueling and refueling.. and I can guarantee you I will NEVER make that mistake again…
Rewinding to yesterday.. funny, but scary story. On the way up from the pool, Justin and I saw some fire engines, police cars.. crowds of people.. huddling around the building across from ours. We walked over the take a look and saw..
Mm. Yeah. That car.. was into the building. Jumped the curb, through the bushes.. BAM… into the building.
Fortunately, the woman who was driving only broke her nose and she is going to be okay. We are assuming she his the gas instead of the break.. had the car in drive instead of reverse.. who knows?
I am quite used to having cars hit buildings. In the town where I grew up, there is a large elderly community and having cars go into Dunkin Donuts, Food Stands, Conviennce Stores, Banks.. was not irregularity. It is super scary through, when you think about it. There have been instances where a person ended up being hit… and their lives changed forever.
Now – I have no quarrels with the elderly driving – as long as they are still with it – but I do kind of agree with implementing some sort of testing for drivers over a certain age. The driving abilities of a person in their 30s or 40s.. probably differs GREATLY than those of someone in their 80s or 90s..
After watching the fire department pull the car out of the bushes.. I had my late lunch:
Turkey Sandwich, Cucumber Slices, & Cottage cheese with apples and peanut butter..
And Justin and I eventually left for the movies..
The movie was definitely funny.. had the same storyline as the original Hangover. but to my surprise, I stayed up through the entire thing and was laughing the whole way through. It didn’t seem too long.. or dragged out. Which I loved. I often find myself waiting for movies to end..
Onto the BEST part of the night. Mmhmm.. Thats right, my FIRST ever trip to PINKBERRY!
I think I am in love. I decided to go with original fro yo – (I plan on being a frequent customer.. so I will be sure to try out everything else!) Laura suggested giving watermelon a whirl.. and I love watermelon..so next time I am totally on that. For tonight,I was in the mood for a classic combo.
My toppings were blueberries, strawberries, and dark chocolate crispy things! Justin had original.. just with chocolate chips. LOTS of chocolate chips!
It was packed… even though the temps were a little low. The store itself was smaller then I expected.. having only 4 small tables, but Justin and I were able to grab one and enjoy.
Pinkberry, I am SO glad I have met you. We are going to get along VERY well this summer (especially since you are on my way home from work..)
Today, I’ve had my oat bran – – with strawberries and PB …
And Justin and I are off to the store in a little bit. And for the rest of the day.. well, I am doing NOTHING. Probably some blog prep.. some sleeping.. trying to get back to being myself again.
Sorry bootcamp – you just aren’t happening today!