Saturday in Review
Today was actually really great. So here’s a long update post about it :)
Started off with my 8am alarm, since I had track practice at 9. The distance team (nine girls and about twenty boys) loaded onto a bus and drove about half an hour into New York to a mountain state park, and did a trail run there. The route I ran was about 4.5 miles along a really pretty and scenic path, overlooking the forest, the lake, and the harbor. There were gentle ups and downs, and a few pretty steep hills, including the very top one, which I’m pretty sure took literally two full minutes to run up. Which is a LOT when you’re going a solid pace and it’s UPhill. But when we finished I felt amazing. My shoes and the back of my pants were covered in mud and I felt pretty legit ;) I also had a really fun time with the girls on the team. We’re all friendly towards each other, and I absolutely love running with all of them.
We did some strides and then got back on the bus and arrived home at around 11:30. I showered, washed my hair, and tried on a bunch of dresses my mom had bought me. I loved all of them, and they pretty much fit me. Some were a bit big, but I’m sure I’ll grow into them soon! I made myself a delicious lunch and ate while watching the office, and then started work. Sigh.
Read through a bio lab and finished an entire bio chapter outline, which leaves me with reading through the second lab, studying for math, and reading the New York Times for tomorrow.
I also did five loads of laundry, including my pajamas, sheets, and towel, so everything is super clean and I love it. I’m determined to get over my sickyness this weekend. Tomorrow is a rest day, which I have never been more excited for. When I switched to distance the workouts suddenly got much longer and harder than what I did on the sprinting team and I didn’t ease myself into it, I just dove right in. So my left knee and both shins have been complaining for the past two weeks. So I have my first rest day since I started distance tomorrow, and I am taking it very seriously. Lots of yummy food and physically not being on my feet too much because I need to heal up for this coming hard week, which includes our first scrimmage!!!!
This afternoon I also went to get my passport picture taken, since my passport has expired and I’m traveling this summer. It’s been hanging over my head for weeks now, so finally getting the picture taken and making arrangements to finish the process tomorrow is a huge relief.
I ate dinner with my family for the first time in a really long time, since my dad has been traveling pretty much nonstop for the past two months and is never home, and my mom never eats dinner anymore. And then I did some ab work (which always feels so great), finished up some homework and the laundry and am now in bed and I’m gonna wind down the night by reading some hamlet before I fall asleep.
Overall it was a really productive and fun day, and I think I did good amounts of productivity, socializing, and self-care.
Food-wise, I thought I got my appetite back on Friday, but all through today I realized I’m still not really feeling up to eating, and this evening was rough because I feel like I had to keep cramming food in when I didn’t even feel like eating. But now that it’s done I’m happy :)
Breakfast: chocolate peanut butter banana overnight oats
Lunch: turkey burger on a whole wheat English muffin with a laughing cow cheese, avocado, tomato, spinach; baby carrots; glass of pineapple
Snacks: apple; chocolate peanut butter balance bar; coconut water
Dinner: brown rice, grilled chicken, and green beans
Snacks: blueberry Greek yogurt with strawberries; cashews, peanuts, and raisins; chocolate brownie fro-yo
Currently noshing: a clif bar because as I was editing this I got a twinge of hunger which is awesome (:
I really hope tomorrow is as good as today was. Goodnight!