Not gonna lie… this week has been extra busy with work, so my fitness and nutrition tracking have bounced all over the place. I got my new Be Well Fitness journal last week, so I was able to pick-up right where my last journal left off. But, I felt a little lost. I didn’t know where to start.
Should I keep things the same as the last 3 months?
Should I up my distance a little?
What about races?
When should I start to taper for the summer heat?
Basically, I was letting my overthinking get the best of me and eventually just had to force myself to put pencil to paper.
Fitness and Nutrition Tracking
I didn’t get all 12 weeks mapped out, but I did plan 4 weeks ahead. That will get me to my virtual half, which I will do on April 21st.
Nutrition has been alright actually – I haven’t done anything too crazy and I’ve only had one beer in all of March. That is about how I roll when it comes to alcohol.
My biggest issue with fitness and nutrition tracking this week has been eating enough and eating often. Since I’ve been so busy, I get buried in the zone and just keep thinking, “Just gotta get this done… then I’ll make some food.” As a result, Mr. Zucchini Runner has definitely been cooking more this week. He’s amazing in the kitchen; I’m so lucky.
On Monday we used our frozen, leftover, lentil flour pizza crusts, and made Mexican Pizzas. They were incredible! I’m not even exaggerating. SO GOOD. We used hummus and cholula for the sauce and then topped it with onions, black beans, black olives, pepperoncinis, broccoli and then a little drizzle (once out of the oven) with cholula mixed with vegenaise. YUM.
In terms of the fitness portion of my fitness and nutrition tracking, I’ve had to force myself out the door for each run and I have done zero cross training. I’m thankful for the almost 13 miles Ive been able to log though. This evening’s trail miles were windy and I was chewing dust into my gum by mile 1. Lovely! Below is the detailed breakdown of the past week.
Below are the workouts I did over the past week:
REST day; slept 9 hours Thursday night, felt really good. Much needed.
10 miles – kind on trails up in Prescott at 5,100 feet elevation + 7.8 mile leisurely bike ride in afternoon with FitFam.
REST Day/TRAVEL Day back to Phoenix – I was kind of wiped out from all the Saturday activities
3.6 mile run in evening + 30 burpees
VERY busy work day, forced rest day.
4.6 mile run at an easy pace, listened to Chalene Johnson’s podcast interview with Dr. Dawn DeSylvia (episode 241)
4.44 miles road/trail/road – major wind storm, lots of painful dust on the trails tonight!
Here is my March breakdown, according to my Strava data.
If you are interested, here are my previous fitness updates:
One thing you should never do – March 16th
Mesa-Phoenix Half Marathon Race Recap – March 2nd
Do you find it difficult to stay in the groove of your workout routine when you are busier?
Until next week!
Trust Your Gut.