OK, so I overdid it this weekend with the exercise and now I’m not feeling so great. Sore throat and slight fever, not so bad but definitely need a rest.
This past weekend, not only did I do my longest run since the marathon (with a faster tempo run in the middle) I also ran in the evening the same day, and in between I did some plank tests — try to stay in a plank position (like pushups but resting on your forearms instead of hands) and keep it that way for more than a minute. Those are tiring! I did a couple of them, more than a minute each. The day before, I was at soccer all day and was sunburnt, plus I did a bunch of pushups and pullups.
So you can see, looking back, that I overtrained. Not a problem — just take a couple rest days until my body feels better, then proceed at a more cautious pace. So I didn’t exercise today (was supposed to be a rest day anyway) and I probably won’t tomorrow either. :(
A good sign, though, is that I didn’t eat a bunch of junk food like I often do while sick. I ate healthy stuff, including oranges and other fruits, and lots of water.
B: Coffee. Oatmeal w/ soy yogurt, flaxseed, almonds. 315.
S: Orange. Peanut butter and banana sandwich on sprouted bread. 415.
L: Amy’s tofu scramble. 320.
S: Soy yogurt, raspberries, blueberries, granola. 325.
D: Homemade veggie chili on brown rice. 485.