As I mentioned last week, Ashley and I are agreeing to be accountability partners for the month of June, both on our blogs and supporting each other offline, too. Ironically, the world (or, um, her company?) has decided to make us accountability partners, too, putting her in temporary housing just a block from me when she returns. Hello morning runs!
I feel like Monday is usually a good day to do these sorts of things, but my Monday slipped away from me, and yesterday I just wanted to blog about Jordan’s wedding, so here it is, Wednesday. I’ll do them on Mondays going forward.
Exercise generally isn’t my issue. Fitness is my job, my hobby, (one of) my means of socializing. No, no, abs are made in the kitchen, and not in a bottle of wine, so alas my less-than-solid-core.
I talked last week about trying a certain macro combination that would have me eating less carbs on days when I wasn’t weight lifting and eating more carbs the days I was lifting. That makes me just want to lift every day so I can have those high-carb days, obviously. (Not kidding.) I started logging everything in MyFitnessPal, and LOL on the low-carb days. I’m not sure I’m going to stick to those exact macros, but I think lower-carb on lower-intensity workout days is a good rule of thumb I can realistically follow.
On the food-tracking front, it has been FOREVER since I’ve done any kind of food logging. The fact that a number of my coworkers have also started doing it recently helps, too. SO MUCH ACCOUNTABILITY. And while I obviously know what’s healthy and what’s not, it has been a good reinforcement to see it there in black and white.
And while I didn’t log a damn thing from the wedding because I had no idea where to start, I had an accidentally aggressive Monday night that got logged instead of ignored. MFP has me at about 1500 calories a day before exercise, and while I’m not strictly counting the calories, it’s definitely good to see it all there in front of me. I’m trying to be as healthy as possible during the day to allow for a little wiggle room at night. (Maybe not ^^ that much wiggle room…but some.)
photo via Alyssa
Welp, I also came down with a stomach bug during this week so my sweats were not from fitness but from being sick for several of the days.
Wednesday: I’d already decided to take a rest day for whatever reason.
Thursday: Being sick forced me to take a rest day.
Friday: I wasn’t up to anything high-intensity, so I did our DailyBurn Pilates in the am just to move a little bit.
Saturday: Took an awesome Guns ’n’ Roses ride at Peloton through my ClassPass. The schedule said ‘80s, and when I showed up, it was a GNR ride. I wasn’t super psyched about that at first, but I knew more songs than I realized and rocked the hell out.
Sunday: Post-wedding, I clearly slept in a bit before heading to Prospect Park for a post-wedding picnic Jordan was hosting. I came back and took a long nap after laying out in the sun all day. Blissful? HELL YES. After, I didn’t have much energy for a workout, but wanted to do something, so I did one of our LTF workouts at home.
Monday: Yay, two-a-day! I NEEDED a run so did a short one before work. In the afternoon at work, I ended up doing another LTF workout.
Tuesday: My friend Alyssa is moving (WAH), so we met up for a run on the High Line (see gorgeous photo above totally stolen from her Insta) and had coffee after.
Wednesday: That brings us to today! I got in a nice little 4-miler. Post Brooklyn Half, I was ready for a little running hiatus. I haven’t strapped on my Garmin once, and I’ve only run a handful of times. I know I have months of training ahead of me, so I took a little mental break so that I started wanting it again. I want it. I’m so ready to start training now.
How was your week of sweats + eats? Anything else you want to see when I do these check ins? Also, as I start marathon training, I’d love to write more not just about my day-to-day training, but stuff I’ve learned over the years and tips for you — anything first-time marathoners/half-marathoners want to know/want me to address?