Yes, it has been two weeks since my last “official” post and I have some great news to share! I am have lost another 4 pounds! Not only have I lost 4 pounds, I have also increased my muscle mass, AND my clothes are fitting me better – this is the BEST feeling!
These last two weeks have been a great learning experience for me. I put in a few back-to-back long runs. MLK weekend I did a 10 mile run across the Golden Gate Bridge (one of my favorite runs) and then the next day I did an 18 mile run up to St. Joseph’s in Los Gatos and back to Campbell Park. Oh man, my legs were so tired after that weekend of running! I fueled properly for the 10 mile run, but not for the 18 mile run. That was a HUGE mistake. After the run and the following couple of days I was pretty much starving the entire time. I told Carli at Rebalance about this and she had one word for me: PROTEIN. That is my biggest struggle right now – adding more protein in my diet.
I also covered a lot of miles this past weekend. I ran the Jed Smith 30k (about 19 miles) on Saturday and then I did the Kaiser Half Marathon on Sunday, so it was a 30+ mile weekend for me. I went into this past weekend more prepared. I made sure to eat right and hydrate the week before. I really think this made a difference because I was not starving after my runs.
I still need to get more protein in my diet, so I am making a point to work on that this upcoming week. Tonight I am going to pick up a roasted chicken from Whole Foods (a Carli suggestion) as well as green leafy salad greens to make a delicious chicken salad for dinner and have leftovers for lunch tomorrow (and dinner too)!
I am still making those little changes so I can see big results in the long run!
I’ve decided to scale back my workout schedule for the upcoming week (my legs need some time to recover)
Monday: Muay Thai at Fairtex
Tuesday: 60 minute Spin workout
Wednesday: Muay Thai at Fairtex
Thursday: “Might” do a trail run (depending on how my legs feel)
Friday: Rest day!
Saturday: 30’ish mile bike ride
Sunday: Trail run