I think from Thursday of last week until yesterday I threw myself a nice little pity party. I’ve thrown it out the window now and have composed myself and will be moving on.
Over the past week I have had to take on the hard task of not running. So strange, you’d think it wouldn’t be that hard but when you look forward to your runs and can’t then it is really difficult. However, even though I wanted to run there was pretty much no physical way that I could have.
Thank you nasty FLU!! Fortunately today is the first day that I am feeling better. No body aches, headaches, fever etc. I am however taking this last day to assure I don’t have a relapse so to speak. I know I am not 100% quite yet.
I am a little nervous however, I have an 8 mile trail race on Saturday and I feel really unprepared now. Today is almost a whole week of no running and I know with the lack of miles and being sick I probably lost some of my fitness. Of course I have looked up all sorts of information on this and I think I will be okay. I might not be at my best but I will more than likely be able to manage 8 miles.
On to other greater issues, I am working on a Clean Eating plan. No real particular plan in general but just more of a self made out regime that will work for me. I can’t stick to those drastic plans and honestly don’t think it is necessary. Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean has given me some great places to start and this will be my first full week without being sick.
I have found some great recipes that I am really looking forward to trying. That in itself is going to be a challenge since I really hate cooking but I think I found ones that are easy and quick so I won’t be consumed with over preparation and time.
What are some recipes you’ve made that are healthy and “clean” that also taste good?
What is the longest you have taken off from running due to sickness with an upcoming race around the corner?