99 Days of a Training is a 99-part series that I will document my daily progress towards my first marathon. Each day I plan on recognizing a word or phrase that corresponds with that day’s training. This series will conclude on May 6th, 2012 when I toe the start line (or somewhere in the back of the pack) at the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, OH.
Oh Sundays… I love them. Today is a rest day in my training. After completing my 43 miles (43.08 actually), I have a measly 32 to do this week. The fun part of that is my long run will have to take place in Los Angeles. I am slated for 5 tomorrow, 4 Tuesday, 7 Wednesday, 4 Thursday and 12 on Saturday. I fly to LA on Thursday morning, but should be able to get in my scheduled run.
This past week is the first week I have legitimately got in all of my miles on my plan since the first week of February. That isn’t good. I’ve had a few weeks where I technically got in all my miles, but they came because I did one long run on a Sunday then the next on a Saturday, thus the big mileage days fell into the same week.
Today was not a good day for eating, though. I went over my calorie goal by 300-400ish. Not horrible, all things considered, but still not what I’d want. Granted, I was under my goal by almost 1,500 yesterday, so it works out. Today was set off by an impromptu stop at Orange Leaf (where I actually tried something new for once), and then a massive fail at temptation with the jelly beans I purchased on clearance the other day (and thus failing at temptation… shouldn’t have bought them, shouldn’t have devoured them).
The best part of this rest day was going to the park. It was an amazingly gorgeous day here in the Bluegrass. Beautiful, clear skies… great breeze (which was fun for flying a kite), and a good afternoon with my lovely family and the green grass of Masterson Station Park. It was very relaxing to just take off my shoes and walk around in the grass.
This may have to be a new rest day tradition… a trip to the park to relax and do nothing!