Geez what a crazy crazy CUH-RAY-ZEEE week. At least Zliten sent me random flowers for no real good reason.
Work-wise, my assistant person is out so I’m doing two people’s jobs at a crucial part of the milestone so that’s always fun. Tally of how many weeks I kept my mellow from my extended break…5. This week I got my frantic back on. Oh well, time to plan a vacation, right?
So, this is where I was supposed to be tapering for my OMG FIRST MARATHON and now, not so much. Now, the focus is:
a) calorie deficit.
b) lifting heavy things
c) short and intense cardio
d) preparing for being an adult
So what have I done?
(30 min eliptical + 30 mins crunchtime)
(5.4 mile run – 55 mins)
(30 mins – 9 mile bike hills + 50 mins pilates)
(4 mile run 43 mins)
(30 mins weights)
(10 mile run, 2 hours)
So, for all intents and purposes, I should be well on my way to losin’ it. Not so much. I’m a lb up. Sticking with it for a while but really, we’re stumped. Even if the ratios are a bit off, I should be down a bit. /sigh. My miraculous wondrous body.
My huge non scale victory is that I will do 4 strength sessions this week without dying. 2 mostly-core classes, and 2 arms-and-legs heavy lifting. I’m sore in an awesome way. I look forward to my guns and leg definition resurfacing. Perhaps this is the missing link. Really, fitness gods, I’ll do whatever you want… just direct me there, kthx.
Other than finding that my capacity for recovery is better than I though, it seems to be making me faster even on sore muscles. Bonus. I logged my best hills bike session in a long ass time and a really great couple of sub-10 min mile runs. They are taking more effort than they should but I’ll work on that.