Thursday, October 13, 2011

21 Days To (Re)Establish Some Healthy Habits: Day Four

Ow, 6x600m repeats, ow. I'm pretty glad that I put this workout off until yesterday. I wouldn't have survived it on Monday. It took everything I had to push through my last repeat, but I felt beat and successful after I finished. That feeling of accomplishment is one of the best feelings you can have during training. I think it's only second to the feeling of seeing real progress, be it strength or speed improvements.

My tune-up 5K is on Saturday morning. It'll be my first race since the PUMA 5 (migraine) miler in August. I am slightly intimidated by the course map:
Those hills are both at least a half mile long and a 2% grade, which is one of the steeper climbs I've seen in a race. I'm sure I'll tackle them just fine, but knowing about them beforehand always helps.

Habit #1: Logging my food daily
I did pretty good yesterday. I logged everything and didn't go over my calorie target. I did end up swapping out dinner with some nommy Chipotle. I got home much too late to even consider cooking a full meal. Chipotle seemed like an acceptable substitute. That might be because I love their guacamole though...but I digress. You can check out how my daily eats from yesterday went here. It seems to be rainy and cool this morning, so I'm inclined to repeat my soup lunch from earlier this week to feel warmer at lunch time.

Today's meals look a little something like this:
B: Peanut Butter & Cherry Oat Groats w/Flax Seed
MS: Peanut Butter Banana Oat Muffin with some Clementines
L: Amy's Tomato Soup with Pretzelfish and Edamame on the side
AS: Nature Valley Cinnamon Granola bar w/Peanut Butter
D: Yogurt and Granola
BS: Single Serving Brownie
Habit #2: Drink Enough Water
I did okay with this yesterday, still not fantastic though. I haven't come up with an acceptable solution to my can't have water in the lab problem.

Habit #3: Flossing at least twice a day
I only got one flossing session in yesterday before bed, but better than nothing right?