Sick day = Missed workout?

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Happy Day Late Easter!

Last night was rough to say the least. I spent half the night coughing, sneezing, and blowing my nose. Once I woke up this morning I realized that everyone else in my family is feeling sick as well. The first thing I thought about after coming to grips with the fact that this cold may last a few days was my workout schedule. I know the workouts for this week, and today was supposed to be moderate (4 x 1000).  The competitive side of me always comes out when I miss a workout, and it frustrates me that someone may be training when I am not. However, maybe taking a rest day will set me a day ahead of my competitors. Mabye I need this rest day, and my sickness is the body’s way of telling me to take a rest. This brings me to the question(s)…………

How do you know when to take a rest, and when to push through?

Does missing a workout cause cause stress and fear for loss of conditioning/ability?

 

Recent Eats

 

Easter Break!

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Hey, guys! I am on Easter break and do not have too much time for a post, so I thought I would show you some recent eats (on the road).

The only breakfast that keeps me full into lunch – pumpkin oats w/ greek yogurt, cinnamon, pumpkin, and peanut butter…..topped with kashi fiber twigs

A great book to read on the (long) ride! Book review coming soon!

Caramel and Chocolate Kashi Bar

Green Bean “chips” with a laughing cow cheese

Subway sandwich with all the veggies except olives and pickles. Dressing = sweet onion and red wine vinegar

Questions – Do you find it hard to eat healthy on road trips?

What are some of your favorite snacks to bring on the car ride?

A long brake

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I have not blogged since August, and I left with no explanation. I just dropped of the blog world, and spent time to focus on myself. I did this because I realized I was not fully healed from my disordered eating, and I was sick of portraying something I wasnt. However, over this time I am proud to say that I have overcome many obstacles that used to hinder me. I no longer feel guilty about eating a bowl of ice cream, and have learned to enjoy life to the fullest. That is why I have decided to let blogging back into my life, and I hope you forgive me for my time spent away.

Random Update

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I have not updated in a while because this week has been CRAZY! XC began and I had orientation.

Pumpkin and egg whites oats

Peanut butter and jelly on toast after morning practice. Also a cup of coffee.

Spinach and steak salad.

Rasberry yogurt mixed in with peanut butter!

 

XC has begun:)

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I have two xc practices a day one in the morning and one in the evening. Today we did a total of 9 1/2 miles.

- I woke up early and ate oatmeal about 45 minutes before breakfast

I had chocolate oats with 1/4 cup of steel cut oats, almond milk, chocolate pb2, egg whites, and carob powder…..with kashi on top of course:)

Dinner was a steak, bean, and avocado salad! It was so delicious.

A bedtime snack was maple almond butter and whole wheat thins