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Tuesday2: Recovery and Recovery

Random Twitter pic from today.  Solo, recovering from his time at camp.

Maybe Vegas turned into the worlds largest cruise ship. And I picked up one of the those nasty viruses from the elevator buttons.  Needless to say, stomach issues changed any plans I had for a run Tues morning.  And the issues are not going away.  Hopefully I can get a few miles in on Wed.  The half marathon is on Saturday.

Meals were no walk on the wild side due to aforementioned issues.  Breakfast was a protein bar and coffee.

Lunch was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with veggie straws. (AWFUL picture.  I had come so far.)  Then I braved just a few carrots and a nectarine.

We went out to dinner.  I had roast chicken, a sweet potato and veggies.  That didn’t sit well at all.  And I ordered the blandest think I could.

We are catching up on the blind auditions of The Voice.  Teams are bigger this season.  And damn!  Did anyone see the RHONJ Reunion.  I want to smack Teresa with a frying pan.  Amazing Race started and I already have my favorites.  You have to love the goat farmers.  And the metal rocker/lawyer team.  I have a few more shows to catch, mainly Greys Anatomy.

You chime in….with unresolved stomach issues and no runs since last Wed, would you try to gut out the half marathon on Sat?  I was using it as just another training long run.  No expectations on time or pace.  But I could also downgrade to the 5k or just volunteer.  Thought I would ask.

Daily Mood Alert and Food/Fitness: Thurs, Feb 16

It has started.  The race is 9 days away and the anxiety is setting in.  What if I don’t meet any of my goals?  What if things don’t go well?  So I have been looking for ways to change the voices in my head.  Things I can use and say to myself to keep going.

I have put the work in.  The training has gone well. Certainly not my first time (10th) tackling the half marathon distance.  But still the doubt creeps in.  So this one sums it all up.  (I would give the proper credit, but I got it from Pinterest)

Mood:  Other than the above, mood is good.  It is a rainy day but I got a few things done.  Errands, laundry, dishes, movie, etc.

Food:  Breakfast was coffee and and english muffin.  Then I had a GIANT salad for lunch.  And an orange.  The dogs were bored so we went to Starbucks for a Light Frappuchino.  An apple.  Some animal cracker snack mix (that I promptly moved back into the kitchen).  There will be some chicken in a General Tso’s sauce from Trader Joe’s.  A nectarine. Carrots.

Fitness:  Did 3 fast miles on the ellipticals and then some upper body weights WHILE on a Bosu ball.  My balance has really come a long way.

Did anyone else FORGET that Survivor came back on last night?  Luckily we caught it halfway through and added it to the DVR list to be recorded.  We still need to finish The Voice, Top Chef and RHOOC.