“Uff” is the Spain Spanish equivalent of Ugh. Maybe it’s more of a European thing; anyway, the bf, who is from Spain, says it quite a bit.
I’ve barely completed my first week of marathon training and I’m dead tired.
Technically, these two weeks of my training plan are more or less my pre-marathon training. Short, easy distances to ease my body into running four times a week. Also, they function to help my body get used to sticking to a training schedule, which has been going pretty well . . . for now.
From previous half- and full-marathon training, I realize that I did not listen to my body enough. I guess that happens to most folks who are trying to achieve a specific fitness goal. I have decided this time around that I would change that and listen to my body. Yesterday, is a prime example. For my training plan, Tuesdays are either x-train or rest days. I signed up for a spin class, but I was so tired that I skipped it. I even brought my spin shoes to work with me, so I “knew” that I was going to attend the class. As a matter of fact, I was in bed by 10 PM. Y’all, know that my “bedtime” is around 1/2 AM (that’s probably another thing that has to change too). Although I listened to my body and rested, I may have listened to it too much. During the day, I had an intense craving for a burger, so I “listened” to my body, took my natural black ass to Shake Shack, and had a burger and bacon fries. Opppsss. At least I did not get a milkshake.
Now that I think about it, digesting that big ass burger and order of fries may have been a factor that contributed to my tiredness. Because of the intermittent fast, my body is not used to digesting a large amount of food at 3 PM.
As most know, I have been intermittently fasting since February. However, my morning hunger pains have been super intense lately. By intense hunger pains, I mean headaches and shit. Actually, I could not make the full 16-hour fast for a few days. Yesterday’s Shake Shack excursion is a prime example. A couple of options regarding this hunger.
- Dial back on the fasting.
- Take this as my body is getting used to increased workouts in a fasted state. Kind of like when my body had to get used to breaking its fast at 4 PM.
Oh crap there was something else that I wanted to write. Oh well.
One other UFFFF thing for the day. Today, I have scheduled meetings (from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM) to provide feedback to the students who were not accepted into the program that I direct. It’s not that I do not want to do it. In the rejection (I hate that word) letter, I gave the candidates the option to schedule a 15-minute meeting with me to discuss why they were not accepted into the program. Honestly, when I was rejected from various jobs and academic programs, I wished that someone would have provided some feedback on how to may myself a stronger candidate for applying to similar things in the future – especially if I made it to the interview stages. Actually, it a little strange that no one who was rejected after their interview asked for this feedback. I just feel a bit guilty for crushing their dreams of participating in this program. Perhaps,”dreams” is too strong of a word to use in this situation.*Crap what’s that saying? Don’t knock someone down without giving him/her a hand to pick them up.*
I may need an adult beverage after work . . . well, after my interval run.