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
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)
These yogurt drinks from Stoneyfield farms.
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!