Thursday, January 27, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. It's been pretty chaotic getting back into the swing of things since returning from vacation. I feel like I'm in a constant state of catch-up as I try to claw my way back into the routine of work and laundry and groceries and television. I've been trying to get caught up on everything I missed in bloggyville too - thanks for bearing with me!

2. Nutritionally, I have a lot of work to do. We had quite the indulgent week ("moderation" and "all inclusive" do not mix) at a time when I was still trying to make up for the holidays. It's amazing how easily the weight goes on when you work so hard to get it off. At the moment I'm feeling a bit like a blob and craving junk food like crazy. Isn't it about time for my first daiquiri? When does the buffet open? No more! The fridge is stocked with healthy goodness and I'm tracking on Sparkpeople.com again, chipping away at the damage. It was a lot easier back on November/December when I wasn't in heavy training mode because I could get away with a greater calorie deficit. Now that I'm running a lot more and have key workouts to consider, I have to be more careful about eating enough.

Aron has a great post on food today: Foodie for a Day (thanks for satisfying my curiosity, Aron!) I think it would be fun to photograph and share my eats for a day, so you may be seeing something similar around here soon.

3. One thing I have not had an issue with is getting back into training. I was excited to look at my plan to see what's in store for the week and start tackling workouts. I had a great double on Tuesday (medium-long including tempo) and a nice run with the group last night. We have hills on deck with clinic tonight and lots more to come. Thankfully the extreme cold snap only lasted a couple of days and the temperatures have been a lot more reasonable - although the roads and sidewalks have been a mess! Is it Spring yet?


Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

Trip pics will be up tomorrow, so you may want to start addressing your hate mail now...

28 comments:

gmontalvo13 said...

i always feel like i'm playing catch-up...don't think it ever happens unfortunately. not for me anyway :)

have a good weekend!

Morgan said...

Don't ya just love trying to catch up after a trip? So stressful!

Good luck!

And seriously... is it Spring yet?!?!? Or at least April 2nd so we can hang again. :)

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

It's so hard to get back in the swing of things after an AWESOME vacation - but don't beat yourself up, either. You work SO hard, your body deserves a little over-indulgence every once in awhile! :) You'll get back there in no time! Can't wait to see vacation pictures.

Nicole said...

I swear you need a vacation to catch up from vacation! :)

Runners Fuel said...

I always have a difficult time getting back into things when I get back from vacation, too.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I hate those first few days after vacation. Hope everything is back to normal asap!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Lordy how long does it take to get the weight off UGH!!

Glad you are back...although I am sure you are not. Good luck getting caught up Darlin..

Bethany + Ryan said...

can't wait to see more pix form your trip!!! i am a little behind on blogs so i just went back and saw your running pix. WOW, amazing!!! LOVE the one of you running by the animals! so beautiful! amazing that you ran everyday! wtg!!! looks like you had a great time! yay! a well deserved vacation!!!

Teamarcia said...

As much as cracking down on the diet post vacay sucks, you were wise to go all-inclusive as if I recall Antigua eats were $$$.

Amy said...

Arg - I hate how coming back from vacation can be stressful. Thank goodness for running to balance us out!

Be careful on those slippery streets!

Lily on the Road said...

moderation & vacation should NEVER be in the same sentence.

Kerrie T. said...

OMG! It's time for my daiquiri now too! Wait...

Jason said...

Coming back from vacation is so hard but it only takes one thing to make you feel like going back on vacation too.

I love the idea of food picture taking during a long training day and may have to incorporate that myself.

Heading over to read the post and see what Aron took in.

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

thanks for the heads up...working on my hate mail now :)

Your pictures will make the winter seem even worse. :))

ShutUpandRun said...

Welcome back to the rat race and cold. Hope you are rejuvenated!! Hang in there, takes a bit to adjust I'm sure. I still have that picture of the beach you were on in my mind, so I'm sure you do too.

J said...

I could not pull myself out of bed this morning even though it was a "warm" 30F! Have fun at your clinic run tonight! Hopefully it wont be too slushy!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I hear ya on the junk food! I'm having a helluva time getting back on track!! I'm 98% confident I'd be more productive at work if I had a lunch pina colada ;)

Stacey said...

It is always hard for me to get back into a routine after a great vacation! I'm glad you are back though!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Just think if you had the money and time to do it always.....

Laura said...

Can't wait to see more pics.
I jumped full force off the nutrition wagon this week but am back on it....tomorrow.

Jess said...

I always feel as though I need a few days off after returning from a trip! Good luck re-acclimating to real life!

Aron said...

I had the HARDEST time getting back in the groove after Maui in September. It took me a couple weeks but after that I was ON again :)

Thanks for linking my post and so glad you found it useful!

teacherwoman said...

Usually after a vacation, my body is craving structure and healthy foods! :) Welcome back!

Char said...

You should be all caught up soon. Took me about a week to get that washing routing back to normal.

the dawn said...

don't worry too much. you are strong and capable...you'll be back in tip top shape in the blink of an eye! it was vacation, it's meant to be enjoyed :)

ajh said...

Our extreme cold snap was very short too! Thank goodness!

Marci said...

Don't be hard on yourself, you look amazing!! I would love to see a day of your eats! I think its something us runners should share more of!

Johann said...

Good for you to get back into training. The sooner the better. Vacations can put you back a few weeks if you're not careful. Have a good weekend!