365 Raw: Day 22 with “Tortoise Pacing”

I woke up refreshed the morning of Day 22! Even the Husband seems to be waking easier.

They say that the tortoise always wins the race, well, I certainly hope so because I was pretty slow during my pre-training run. I told myself just to settle into a nice easy pace and not to worry about the numbers. They’ll improve with time… as long as I don’t get injured. That’s exactly why I’m taking it easy. Busting out the gate has always hurt me, at least as an adult. I don’t want to be sidelined by something that’s preventable. I want to make it to the starting line!

turtlesI ignored the pace number on my watch and just listened for the alarm telling me when to run and when to walk. It was enjoyable. “Tortoise Pacing” also allows me time to think and pray, which is always beneficial.

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What I read: Genesis 30-31

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – Ten oranges juiced with electric citrus juicer
  • Pre-run – 2 bananas
  • Post-run – 8 bananas, blended with 8 oz water
  • Dinner – 14oz romaine & spinach, 1 cup grape tomatoes, 1 cup golden tomatoes, with mango dressing (1 mango, 2 cuties, parsley & cilantro)
  • PM Snack – 2 oranges juiced

What I did: 33:42 pre-marathon training workout

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 22:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp – scalp is MUCH improved! I’m having very little oily build-up between “no-poo washings”
  • acne – I’m good with how my skin looks right now
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings – nope
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – nope
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings – None today
  • chest pain
  • cold sores – last one 1/13/2013 (almost gone)
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
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