A Rest Day? On Saturday?!

What kind of madness is this?!? Saturday is my long run day and long runs are the most important workout of the week, right?!

Well, I sure tend to think so if you’re training for a half or full marathon. But as I’m not currently training for anything, I figured skipping one long run won’t do me any harm. Don’t get me wrong, I still felt a little weird not following my usual schedule, but I also felt pretty darn great because a rest day was super necessary for a few reasons.

First and foremost, my sleeping scheduled has changed! Last weekend I started getting up at 5:45 in the morning with Luke. Usually I get up around 7-7:30, so I’m missing out on about an hour to an hour and a half of sleep that I’d normally get. Who would have thought an hour of sleep would make such a big difference! I feel like that’s definitely a big contributor as to why I haven’t felt like I’ve actually recovered from any of my workouts this week, but I know that the lack of protein (and probably iron) in my diet isn’t helping this whole situation. I’m kind of terrible about eating enough protein, I’m all about that carb life! Especially during certain times of the month. Like when I’m on my period the thought of eating meat, beans, and or even a protein shake makes me want to barf. Which is why I’m thinking along with protein, I could use some iron. I can’t remember the last time I had red meat, which is definitely not a good thing. I tend to feel a little better around this time of the month if I eat a little bit of red meat. And I know there are a lot of non meat sources of protein/iron out there and vegetarians/vegans are probably going to hate me for this, but I really couldn’t survive on a diet without animal protein. Whenever I go long periods of time without it I really start feeling like crap and can’t seem to recover from my workouts.

Anyways, so instead attempting to run 8 or 9 miles, I decided to catch up on my sleep a little bit. I still woke up at 5:45 this morning, but I ended up going back to bed around 6 and then sleeping until about 7:40. Then I ate breakfast and had a big cup of coffee without feeling like I needed to rush so I could get dressed and out the door to get a run done. It was great. πŸ™‚

Processed with Rookie Cam

I ended up being really glad I didn’t run this morning, because Lily had a seizure around the time I would have been a mile or two into my run. They actually aren’t a big deal or anything, she only has them every once in a while and they never last longer than a few minutes, but she always gets kinda freaked out when they happen, so I like to be there to hold her until it’s over and then sit with her and pet her while she recovers. And that never takes very long. About 20 minutes later I ended up taking her for a nice 2 mile walk.

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The face you make when your owner asks if you wanna go for a walk.


After our walk I did a little bit of cleaning. Just a little bit though, the Royal Rumble is on tomorrow and the boys are planning on making a bunch of food for that, so I didn’t bother doing much. Haha I don’t know if anyone else has the problem, but every time a man cooks in my kitchen, he leaves it an absolute wreck. πŸ˜‰ Anyways, then I let Bruce out so he could run around and wreak havoc for a while, fed the bunnies, and made a bunch of ground beef (seasoned with taco seasoning) and brussle sprouts for lunch. 

I swear there are more brussle sprouts under the meat.


Oh man did I need that! I stared feeling a little better almost immediately, I’m in going to assume my guess about lacking protein/iron was correct. Good thing too, because that’s easy enough to fix. 😁

Later in the afternoon Luke and I finally took down the Christmas lights! Luke’s been saying he was going to do that for a month now haha (he wouldn’t let me get on the roof to do it. Something about me being a klutz and didn’t want me falling off the roof. πŸ™„), and once we were done with that we cleaned the garage. Oh man, that was an ordeal, but it needed done. Plus it looks a lot better out there now.

That pretty much covers my day, how was yours? Good I hope! 

Happy Saturday!

~Ashley

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