Yesterday, Brian and I planned to complete our last “longish” run before our 6 mile race, the Firecracker 6 which is one week from today.
Unfortunately, my body had other plans and about three miles into the run I started to feel shaky, dizzy, and just not quite right so Brian and I walked home.
I was pretty disappointed with myself, but Brian and I agreed to try the run again today and participate in a yoga class that evening.
The yoga class was amazing, as it was very light-hearted (there were lots of giggles and smiles throughout the class from all the participants!), it pushed my limits with a couple challenging poses, and really gave my muscles the much needed TLC they needed. All was good!
Fast forward to this morning, and again Brian and I planned to complete the final 5.5 mile run we had scheduled…
Unfortunately, that did not happen. AGAIN right around 3 miles I started to feel dizzy and shaky. This time, we stopped for some ice water and again we walked home.
I then thought about my yoga class last night, and the instructor said something that really resonated with me:
“The body is different every. single. day. Take away all expectations from your yoga practice today and just pay attention to how your body is right now.”
The body really IS different every day. Thinking of this really helped me realize that I should not beat myself up over not completing a run. I was still able to walk home. I feel much better now that I have showered, eaten breakfast, and drank some water AND if this happens again during the race SO WHAT? Will I be a little frustrated? Probably. But the point is that I got out there and tried and I am honoring what my body wants me to do.
That in itself feels pretty darn good
Moving on to some more light-hearted things…
Mayo Free Tuna Salad
This week, I have been enjoying tuna salad. I’ve eaten it on top of greens, dipped my veggies in it, and I have eaten it plain. I can’t wait to share this mayo free tuna salad recipe with you because it comes together so quickly and is absolutely tasty!!
Mayo Free Tuna Salad
- 1 can tuna, drained
- 2 Tbsp cottage cheese
- 1 Tbsp plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/4 cup onion
- salt and pepper to taste
Simply combine all ingredients in a bowl. Serve with crackers, fresh veggies, on a wrap, as a sandwich, over a salad, or eat it plain
Question of the Morning:
- Do you set expectations for yourself before you complete a workout?
- How do you react when those expectations are not met?