This week was a very good week.
Last Sunday, the 8th of October, I ran my very first 10k! What a joyous time it was(nt). I ran it in under an hour and didn’t pause for any of it so I’m considering that a great victory!
So naturally I decided to take this past week off of training and whatnot to just rest and recover. It was really nice to just come home and not worry about getting a run in or doing any calisthenics, especially because my work schedule is so wonky right now. The only thing that suffered is my nutrition. I’m not old by any means, but the past few years I have definitely noticed some changes with my body as I start to progress in age. Namely, I need to be FAR more invested in the food I consume.
Admittedly I let this week get out of hand in terms of nutrition. Fast food for over half the week with very little meal prep. And what little time I spent at home instead of work was mostly me trying to get Halloween Loot Boxes on Overwatch (Which out of over 15 boxes now I still have NONE AAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH).
I’ve been on and off with nutrition now for a while. I’ll have a solid one or two weeks of very good meal prepping with everything ready to go. Then I’ll have another one or two weeks of shitty processed food because I slacked off in prep. I never used to experience the sluggishness that everyone spoke about. It was certainly a feeling I didn’t expect.
Let this week of experience be a lesson to the few who read this, CARE ABOUT THE FOOD YOU PUT INTO YOUR BODY. That doesn’t mean it has to be “Organic” or cost $40/lb, just make sure it’s whole food, lots of varied colours, and don’t go too crazy on the sauces. It’s okay to splurge and have fast food once in a while. Just don’t make it a habit like I did.
Now that my rest week is over, back to the training!