A recovery week wouldn't be complete without ice cream, a pack (or 3) of Hostess donuts, an enormous gas station cookie (or 3), and half a tub of cookie dough that my wife and I hid from the children so we wouldn't have to share.
(In all honesty, that isn't only part of a recovery week. It's also part of a training week. Or a taper week. Or a summer week. Or a week that's on the calendar.)
BUT....don't send the Diabetes Police yet. I also ate a ton of fruits and vegetables. I even got made fun of at work for my ultra-healthy lunch.
Monday, June 20th 2011: 5 mile run very early in the morning before work.
Tuesday, June 21st 2011: 14 mile bike ride before work. The junk food caught up with me, only rode 13.6 mph.
That night I also ran an easy 3 miler. For me, exercise = sleep deprivation. I either get up painfully early or run late at night. Tuesday night I didn't get home until 11:20pm. Ouch. I tried to get a picture of the bats that fly all over at night. (FYI: getting a picture of a bat is HARD!) This is the best I could do:
Wednesday, June 22nd 2011: 11 mile bike ride with the Mrs @ 12.1 mph. We were more interested in fun than exercise and enjoyed this kid-free hour.
Thursday, June 23rd 2011: 2.5 miles at the track with Jackson. Jackson got up early with me so we could run before it became 384 thousand degrees outside. Good times.
I love this track because it's dirt. I'm a firm believer that any mile on dirt or trail is better than a mile on pavement. (I've finally gotten used to running with large quantities of rocks in my shoes.)
The rest of the week: nothing. Glorious nothing.
Do you ever get made fun of at work for what you eat?
I do every once in a while. I'm okay with it though. When I eat healthy I don't feel guilty when I do indulge.
"You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
~ Steve Prefontaine
Thanks for the comment today! I GOTTA take it easier this week. My legs are starting to scream. So it was good for me to read this post!ReplyDelete
That dirt track sounds awesome! I agree...I like running on dirt SO much more than pavement. And I definitely agree...eating healthy justifies my love for dessert :)
Have an awesome day!
I am terrible at taking recovery days (or weeks). Great job! And yeah, I get made fun of sometimes for making healthy choices with my eating but it doesn't bug me. :)ReplyDelete
Good for you for taking a break. We all deserve it and our bodies need it!ReplyDelete
I bet it is getting way hot down in St. George! It is hot enough up here. Love the quote thanks for sharing.
Ahh... a recovery week sounds amazing! I won't be getting one for quite some time now! Enjoy your break.ReplyDelete
Love the bat picture, that's a really good one :)
I love break weeks! Sounds like it's going to be a good one. And I still cannot believe you have three kids. You look like a University freshman in these pictures!ReplyDelete
i wish i could say my break was optional, but i'm trying to enjoy it nonetheless (you know, trying to stay zen about it...). hope your week is restful and relaxing!ReplyDelete
I've had a lot of resting lately. Ugh. Your recovery week sounds just right.ReplyDelete
I don't usually get made fun of for my lunches (always always leftovers). I hear a lot more "you're crazy" about running or cycling stuff.
I get made fun of a lot for what I eat. My stomach is Type A just like my personality! :)ReplyDelete
I put hot sauce on my Lays chips! That's not so bad right??
Gas station cookie? I need to stop by here more often for the junkfood porn!ReplyDelete
I always get made fun of for what I eat. My 'friends' are always trying to corrupt me, it only works when it is Mexican. I have no back bone when it comes to Mexican....ReplyDelete
Yes! Dirt is the best!
A recovery week sounds like a good plan, you have been hitting it hard recently. And more sweets sound good!ReplyDelete
I love that dirt track in your pic, it reminds me of running on track in high school - only your track looks a little bit softer than ours!
Cory, first of all, thanks for the comment on my blog. Second of all, you're freakin' hilarious! I'm totally your newest blog follower, and I can't wait for your next post. Maybe I can learn how to be a better runner from reading about your endeavors. Thanks for the laughs.ReplyDelete
yes!, yes, people at work make fun of me for what I eat, how often I eat and how much I eat.ReplyDelete
I guess they're just jealous