Bum Weekend

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.

Icing the shin while enjoying the strawberries from the Festival

Icing the shin while enjoying the strawberries from the Festival

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