Day Eighty Two

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving day.  The plan for the morning was to get in a short ride, then run a few miles.  The last run before the half marathon on Sunday.  The ride was short and not strenous, just up and over Sepulveda and back.  I did experience a few unusual twinges of pain, but nothing that seemed terribly disturbing.  When I set out on the run, I did not know if I was going to make it the first block.  My ass hurt so bad I could barely move my legs.  Seriously my right glute is complaining loudly.  That’s got to be as a result of overcompensating for the lower back pain I had after the crash.  There are a number of things going on with my left leg, also from overcompensating, in this case for the knee that got yanked out of place.  I feel like I’m falling apart!

I need to get through these injuries and I suppose running my first half is not the best way to do that, but if I can be just a little bit stronger by Sunday…

The question is what to do tomorrow? Sixty miles with Cycle World? (Plus there and back, make it 80)  They have a good route planned, only one significant climb (up Stunt), but would it help or hurt y preparations for Sunday? I really don’t have a clue.  This cross training stuff is all new to me.  Endurance running is all new to me, to be honest.

Nothing to be done but see how I feel in the morning.

Here’s what I ate today:

  • Breakfast
    • The Real Deal Oatmeal
    • Banana
  • Post Workouts:
    • Green Smoothie
    • Lemon Poppy Seed Scones
  • Lunch:
    • Pinto Beans, Chips, Salsa, Guacamole
  • Dinner:
    • Fat Tire Beer (2)
    • Cheese Enchiladas
    • Black Beans
    • Mexican Beet Salad
    • Chips, Salsa, Guacamole
    • Green Salad with Tahini Dressing
    • Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
    • Glass of Cabernet

Not a turkey in sight, but I still managed to overdo it quite nicely today.  It was the pie that was truly my downfall.  I’m thinking of having another small piece right now…I haven’t felt this stuffed in months.  It’s not that pleasant.

No shortage of carbs, that’s for sure so I should be up for just about anything tomorrow, though I may have to haul an extra pound or two.

I have no clue what we are eating for the rest of the weekend.  Tomorrow is Bens’ birthday and there is not telling what he might like.
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