Well, this weekend was a total bust in terms of working out and eating right.
Friday during my run I started feeling a pain in my right leg and was only able to finish two miles. It turned out that I have shin splints! I’ve never had them before, not even in 13 years of playing soccer, so I wasn’t really sure how much I could push them. I decided to take it easy this weekend and really didn’t work out at all. I originally felt okay with this plan, since I felt like I had done well in my workouts and with what I had been eating.
Unfortunately, I spent a lot of time with my guy friends this weekend. And you know what guys like to do? Eat and drink. Friday night we hung out, played games and just watched a movie, and I had a beer or two, which I thought was okay. But the next day we went out to eat for lunch and dinner, and let’s just say I didn’t make the best choices there, either. I got the tiniest bit of exercise in when we walked to the park for about an hour and tossed a Frisbee around. I took it pretty easy there since I was still feeling a twinge in my leg.
Sunday after church my friend Grace and I went to a Strawberry Festival to pick strawberries and also experience a mini-wine tasting. It was a lot of fun, but again, not the best decisions were made. On top of the wine, I had a small ice cream.
By that point, I was feeling pretty disappointed in myself, so when I made dinner for some friends while we watched the USA-Portugal game, I tried to throw together as healthy a meal as possible that would feed us all. I made chicken tacos with a seasoning mix that was low in sodium, had wheat tortillas and also used brown rice instead of white. I didn’t use cheese or sour cream, which probably helped lower the calorie count, but it still wasn’t the healthiest meal ever.
As I head into this week I am trying to stay positive and get my eating (and drinking) back on track again. I am a little nervous about running, as my shin still feels pretty bad, so I am planning on going easy for the next few days still. If I end up not being able to run today, I will probably walk or bike, and just keep icing!
Although still feeling like I failed this weekend, I need to put the past behind me and keep moving forward. I made some bad decisions this weekend in terms of eating and such, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try again this week!
Week overview (of last week):
- Monday – ran 3 miles
- Tuesday – strength training
- Wednesday – speed workout at indoor track, total 3 miles
- Thursday – bike for 35 minutes and ab workout
- Friday – ran 2 miles