It has been a weird roller coaster of a week and I am still feeling a little overwhelmed and recovering from it. So this will be a short, simple, and sweet post of the highs and lows of it. Let’s start with the lows, get the ugly out of the way first.
Getting sick. On Tuesday I came down with something that is being spread at work that included body aches, feeling feverish, and tired. I skipped the gym and training run and had a simple soup for dinner.
I scored a few of varieties of organic vegan soups at Grocery Outlet and glad I have them ready in the pantry for off days.
Crappy training. Even though I felt better by Wednesday, I was not 100% and ended up with shorter, easy training runs instead of the speed work I was hoping for. And my tapered long run this morning was just eh, glad I did it, but still feeling a little sluggish.
Family health emergency. My dad had a scary health event this week which has been stressful and worrying. I may be making an urgent trip to visit him shortly and have that to plan.
Work stress. Lots of people in our department caught whatever bug that was going around and were out sick, so I was juggling more stress while not feeling awesome.
Eh, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? And there were great highs this week too.
Great eating out. Had an awesome lunch at Baagan on Monday.
A comforting and carby dinner with hubby at Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine Friday.
Simple, healthy meals. I kept the rest of my meals kind of simple and boring with so much going on, like this rosemary, kidney bean, and potato saute for dinner one night.
And this lunch salad.
A simple chickpea stir fry with tamari.
This mess was tasty – I sauteed fresh veggies and kidney beans in Trader Joe’s vegan enchilada sauce.
And cooked simple brown rice with lentils for last night’s pre-long run dinner.
Struggling through my training. It was not easy motivating myself and cramming in runs this week, but I’m glad I did!