Last week was horrible. I messed up my neck even more and I had to miss some of my runs. I thought I was feeling better at the beginning of the week, so I decided to go to yoga. That was a really bad idea. The pain in my neck intensified. I couldn’t sleep and I was cranky for about two days straight. I ended up pretty much resting for a couple of days so that I didn’t end up missing my 13 mile long run on the weekend. Of course I couldn’t do anymore yoga or strength training.
The eating has gotten a lot better. I’m eating a lot healthier although I do indulge in some junk food here and there. My appetite has definitely increased now that I’m running more. I’m starting to practice fueling before my long runs, trying to see what food pre-workout foods are best for me. For this long run I had a banana and a spoonful of peanut butter. I felt really good throughout the run, lots of energy. I also carried some water with me and that really helped.
Right now I just hope my neck heals so I can get back to yoga and start strength training. Both of those things are important specially now that the miles are increasing.