Breakfast · Dinner · Lunch · Running

Who Said 1/2 Marathon Training Was Easy?

Well, not me. I was reading an article on half marathon training the other day. The author seemed to think that some people think that training for a half marathon is easy. (I am not one of those people, in case you were wondering.) I paid particular attention to one line in the article and on my run this morning, the line came back into my head:

In fact, it isn’t considered a training season until you’ve had some tough, humbling runs.

Well, today was one of those runs for me. It was rather horrible. Could it have been because I went to bed hungry and did not have breakfast before I started out this morning? Could it be because it was fricking hot and the trail I run on was totally dusty? (Dust in the lungs – disgusting.) I did not get as early a start as I had planned. I started running at 8:20 AM. I should have started around 7:30 to beat some of the summer heat. Perhaps I will have better luck tomorrow.

Because the training for the week had been a bit messed up, I did 5.6 miles on Friday which should have been a light and easy day instead. For Saturday’s training I decided to do 3 1/2 miles. I only got through three miles, and I walked some. It was an unfortunate situation to say the least.

I got home, poured myself a much needed cup of coffee and had a small bowl of Kashi Go Lean Crunch with skim milk and blueberries.

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Breakfast was sort of lame, but at the same time it was kind of refreshing.

After sitting down with my coffee and cereal, I went upstairs to get ready for my 10:30 deep tissue massage that my mom had so nicely scheduled for me. My mom was correct, it was much needed.

After the massage and running a few errands, I came home [had a second shower of the day] and made lunch. My mom had prepared tuna, and I toasted a piece of 12 grain bread, spread mustard and tomato and basil hummus. A great meal. I ate out on the deck and read The Hunger Games.

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After lunch I ran errands with my mom and did a little bit of shopping. We got home around 5:30 and I had a Greek yogurt, and a small handful of peanuts. I went back to my book, and took a bit of a much needed nap.

For dinner tonight I had a salad. It was a beautiful summer salad with a combination of vegetables, protein and healthy fat.

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Spinach, carrots, tomato, cucumber, red and orange peppers, almonds, a bit of sliced turkey breast (from WF) and a drizzle of Annie’s light goddess dressing.

Tomorrow I am hoping that my run will be a lot better than this morning’s. I am hoping that with a decent amount of protein and pretty healthy food today, I might be on a good track to have a better day.  I will be back to report on it tomorrow.

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