I started off half marathon training with a rest day! Yay hahaha! I like it when training plans start off with a rest day. 😉
Anyway, today was the first actual run of half marathon training! Unfortunately it wasn’t as exciting as it sounds, and it didn’t go well at all…
First and foremost, because I was just sick. And even though I feel a lot better, I probably still have/am recovering from the flu. So I didn’t actually feel sick while attempting to get my run done, but my legs just absolutely did not want to move. Like, they weren’t really sore or heavy or tired, I just couldn’t get them moving. So what was supposed to be an easy 35 minute run turned into a mile.
But that’s not the only reason that my short little run sucked. A combination of being sick and drinking copious amounts of orange juice a few days ago has made me develop a canker sore. Yesterday I accidentally bit that canker sore a few times and I think I might have bitbit a few more times in my sleep last night. Well because of that my lip is crazy swollen and uncomfortable. It seriously looks like I got punched in the mouth, and now eating and drinking is hard…
And like I said, I think I might have bit it a few times in my sleep and I think that might be part of the reason why I slept like shit last night. It was pretty bad. But after my shortened run and a quick shower, I went back to bed and managed to get two ish hours of much better sleep. That was really nice. 🙂
After my little “nap” (if you can call two more hours of sleep after 40 ish minutes of being away a nap haha) I got a few chores done and then did 30 minutes of yoga. I’m hoping that helped loosen up my legs a little bit and that tomorrows run will go a little bit better.
Now that that’s done I’m roasting some veggies for lunch! I figure if I make a point to start out this training cycle with good nutrition (like I should be doing anyway 😉 ), I’ll stick with it through the harder/longer runs when I’m more likely to give into treats and what not.
Anyway, that’s all for today I suppose! Hopefully tomorrow’s workout will go better for me! 🙂
Happy Monday everyone!