Not so serious!

I was supposed to do fartlek yesterday.
Despite the low fat lentil lunch I didn’t make it! I knew my husband was going to be late back so from work (10pm) so I should have gone in the morning but Wednesday is my operating day and I need to be out of the house at 7. It isn’t so much the early start that puts me off (i would have had to run at 5:30) as the focus. All the while I was running I would be stressing a about getting back on time getting showered and presentable and I need a ‘quiet mind’ to operate- especially if I’m doing a reconstruction. I’m making assumptions though- for all I know I might do better after a run! I should try it sometime.

On the subject of the low fat lentil lunch there was an article in runners world magazine about high carbohydrate /low fat diets. ‘Oh no!’I thought ‘just when I have made the change!’ Imagine how amused I was to find that their idea of a low carb high fat diet was the same as my idea of a low fat high carb diet! Ie 25 percent of calories from fat 50percent from carbohydrate ! I’m obviously not indigenous to planet runner!

Still on the subject of healthy diet. Yesterday I ate a protein bar when I felt hungry at about 5pm. Maxi fuel do an edible choc/orange one. Only half the calories that a chocolate bar would have, but it satisfied the hunger and any chocolate cravings and left me feeling full for hours! I think that they might be handy for the handbag.

Today my training plan calls for a long run. Again I could have got up early but I didn’t so I’m planning a cooler evening session.
Tomorrow is a rest day. Do you think that I could call yesterday rest and do my fartleks tomorrow? Or just forget about Wednesday? Saturday is an easy run. I think I’ll decide that tomorrow!


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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