I've been getting better recently at discerning when I need to listen to my body and rest, and when I'm just being a lazy old sow and get out the door. My hip flexors were sore, especially on the right, my glutes ached and most worryingly I had no interest in running despite it being quite a nice day. Also my stomach was upset and didn't want me to stray too far from my apartment. So I didn't!
I foam rolled and tidied, and foam rolled and ate, and foam rolled and studied for an exam. Then I ate some more. Then I cooked for my daughter so she had something delicious waiting for her when she came back from doing exams. Then I ate again! I ate a ridiculous amount actually so that needs to stop. Mostly salad and veggies with hummus (and quite a few spoons of peanut butter. And a granola bar) Maybe it's my body getting used to the higher mileage but it's the other direction I need to be heading on the scales so I need to cop on. I easily have the highest BMI in my running club which is not something I'm about to go off the deep end about but I do know that the fastest way for me to improve my speed would be to lose a couple of stone. With my history with food I'm unwilling to start counting calories or cutting out food groups but I do have to stop taking the mickey completely too! Anyway back to work tomorrow so that kind of takes care of itself there as I can only eat what I bring with me.
Anyway I felt much better today and did a lovely easy 7 miler with not too many hills for a change. Felt brilliant after it (but hungry again FFS!!)