...comes great responsibility.
I should be in the shower, fresh off my 5 mile long run of the week. I'm not. The subject of this post? Yeah...haven't been doing so great at fueling my body w/ the GOOD calories it needs.
Actually, I've been doing a reasonable job. It's just that quesadilla I had half of Thursday night? On St. Patrick's day, before I drank all that Guinness? Not such a good idea, come to find out. I thought I was hungover yesterday, but I was feeling crummy from the quesadilla.
How do I know this? Because I had part of the leftovers w/ a salad for lunch from Trader Joe's. And I've been feeling shaky, queasy, and headachy ever since. The two block walk from my car to my house nearly had me bent over in a bush.
SO. What have we learned class?
1) Don't eat takeout food - of any kind - on days of big runs. Veggies and homemade recipes only, plz.
2) St. Patrick's Day + NCAA Tournament = booze. Imbibe responsibly. (Actually, I only had a single beer and single piece of pizza last night during the game. V. proud of myself.)
3) Be flexible. I've got a scheduled rest day tomorrow - will just do 5 miles after the UW game in the morning. It's cool. And the game being on before noon means no beer.
Big thanks to Coach Mel for being so responsive with motivating texts today, even though her run didn't turn out as planned.