Ugh today was awful...I woke up with a migraine and horrible back/neck pain. I think I'm stressed because of the bar exam application (which I mailed yesterday...yay!) and my body also probably isn't used to all the stress I'm putting on it training for this half. So today I followed the cardinal rule of training: Listen to your body! I listened to my body and got a massage...then walked for a bit. Training said I should run 2 miles today, and while that definitely didn't happen, I walked for about 35 minutes, and completed 1.46 miles. It was a really relaxed pace but honestly I don't think I could have done more with how I was feeling...I hadn't left the couch all day except to grab lunch and get a massage and so getting up to go to the gym was the last thing on my mind. Matt convinced me that if I at least got my body moving and blood circulating it would help me feel better... so I threw on my Reebok Easytones (my fabulous walking shoes that I will have to blog about another time), and got off the couch. It was pretty miserable at first but I do feel a little better having moved around.
I watched a little "Without a Trace" on the TV at the gym and read Health Magazine during the commercials... pretty relaxing honestly, I don't know if I should even be blogging about this as a workout. I did find this really yummy recipe in Health which is a good substitute for a Kir Royale (my new favorite drink that I recently discovered over Christmas break!). This is the "Skinny Girl" version created by Bethenny Frankel who I ADORE. I took a picture of it because I didn't want to type it all out while on the treadmill. So without further ado:
As far as my training goes, yesterday was a better day... I ran 3 miles at a comfortable pace of about 6mph. Tomorrow we are scheduled to do another 3 miles so I'm glad I took today as pretty much a rest day.
"When I'm training for a marathon, I soak in a hot tub every day, and get a weekly massage." --Anne Marie Lauck, two-time Olympian
Good, she does it too...I don't feel so bad for taking a personal day :)