365 Raw: Day 36 with “Mileage”

The morning of Day 36 was easier to get out of bed.

So, I went for another run yesterday. And yes, I went the correct direction this time. The reason I’ve been running more this week is that I’m trying to build up mileage. The Husband and I signed up for a winter running series through a local running club and I’ve missed two of the so far. I really want to do the next one. The general rule is that your long run shouldn’t be longer than 20-30% of your total weekly mileage. Most experts agree with this, but so many training plans violate it. Since my “long runs” will be my race days, I’m trying to get in enough mileage during the week so that my long runs don’t exceed that 30% max. For me, this means I’ve had to run more days this week because I can’t just go out and put in an 8-10 miler right now. I have a photo from today’s frigid run, but the Husband took the server down for a bit so I can’t get to it right now.

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What I read: Exodus 19-21

What I ate:

  • Breakfast – 7 oranges juiced
  • AM Snack – Kale Chips, 1 banana
  • Lunch – Green Smoothie (6oz apple juice, 6oz coconut water, 2 bananas, 2 oz kale, 2oz spinach, 7oz strawberries)
  • Afternoon Snack – 3 bananas
  • Dinner – 6 oranges juiced, 14 oz blueberries
  • PM Snack – 1 pear

What I did: 52:31 run/walk workout

Here are the notes I made regarding my symptoms throughout Day 36:

  • slowed digestion (gas, abdominal pain, bloating)
  • headaches
  • puffy hands, feet, and face
  • sinus congestion
  • dry/itchy eyes, skin, and scalp
  • acne
  • aching muscles and muscle spasms
  • foggy brain
  • irritability
  • mood swings
  • blood sugar fluctuations
  • fatigue – took a short nap
  • unable to sleep well
  • unquenchable thirst
  • cravings
  • chest pain
  • cold soreslast one 1/13/2013
  • kidney stones – eliminated when we went vegan Oct 2011
  • tooth pain

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