That is seriously how I feel about tonite- my week really starts now. I work alllll day tomorrow (12 hours, both jobs) plus swim class at night, plus trying to squeeze a run in. Thursday is another triple workout day + long day of teaching, and Friday is jobs x 2, plus running and driving to my parents' house to cat sit. And Saturday is the normal 6am-2pm bakery shift + 1 hour commute each way from my parents'. Yikes!
Today was good, despite this lingering intense fatigue I am having. It feels like I am sooo tired and ready for bed by the time I get home from work at 6pm. This morning is was totally tough to get up, despite 10 hours of sleep. I'm still thinking it may be nutrition related/not eating enough carbs. It sounds weird a runner not eating enough carbs, but honestly, since I'm gluten free, I rarely eat bread/pasta/oatmeal/etc because the GF types are so $$pricey. So although I don't eat 'low carb' by any means, the majority of my diet is fruits, veggies, dairy, and meat. Perhaps the increase in training in the last 3 weeks + the fact that both of my jobs (especially the bakery) are physical in nature is catching up to me. Because I just want to sleeeeeeep.
Ok, that was depressing. Onto better things! Despite feeling like I got run over by a truck, I set out on my normal Tuesday 10 miler, putting no pressure on myself about pace. It was tough at first, but I ended feeling really strong and my pace was a full 40sec/mile faster than last week!!!! The conditions were better, but not perfect so I am pleased. The weirdest thing was how cold my hands were! I was wearing gloves, my normal jacket, and shorts (which were alittle cold in 23 degree weather), but by the end my hands were HURTING they were so cold. I literally collapsed inside my apartment and just laid on them for a full 5 minutes until they stopped throbbing enough for me to drive to the Y. Weerirrd. I had a good strength session too. Glad I was able to fit it all in before work today.
Well, I gotta run. I'm off to this 'young adults' church group thingy. Just another thing to add to my week, but I'm hoping it is fun!