Day 6 of the Veggies From Hell diet (VFHD).
Sometimes I can be smart. Like when I . . . er . . . well, I’ll remember something to put here soon, I’m sure. Sometimes, however, I’m not so smart.
Yesterday, I took the kids roller skating. Smart.
This morning as I get ready to run, my ankle felt tight, sort of bloated and sore a bit. I went anyway, trusting that, if I went slowly and took it easy, it would work itself out and, if it didn’t, I could always stop and walk home. Stupid.
Sure enough, it worked itself out and I felt fine after about half a mile or so.
Then I got home and stopped running; this, I am convinced, was my mistake. If only I’d just kept running, I’d have been fine (other than never getting to see my family again except in [literal] passing and eventually losing my job for lack of showing up).
More seriously, now I have tweaked my
ankle Achilles Tendon and will not be able to run tomorrow. I can only hope that, by wrapping it and taking it easy this weekend, I can heal and be ready for running again next Tuesday when I go to my next workout.
I should have listened to my body. I did not. Don’t make my mistake.
Whatever it is that you are wanting to do for your health isn’t important enough to injure yourself, even slightly as I have. Your injury will retard your progress and harm your health more than your planned activity would help.
As I mentioned above, I ran this morning. The weather was nice: upper-50s and just the most gentle of breezes. I took a shorter route and went a bit faster than yesterday which was nice. I wish I hadn’t. (See above, again.)
- Distance: 4.06 mi
- Duration: 0:54:48
- Average Pace: 13:31 / mi
- Average Speed: 4.44 mph
- Calories Burned: 597
- Elevation Climb: 171 ft
mi Pace (min/mi) Elevation (ft) 1 13:16 -12 2 12:42 11 3 14:15 8 4 13:42 -8
The pace is about in line with my four most recent runs (back to April 29), but it felt faster.
Other than the ankle thing, I felt much better this morning, despite getting only six hours of sleep.
Unfortunately for my report on the effects of this diet on energy levels, I took some Purple Wraath BCAAs and some Jack3d prior to heading out, so they probably effected my energy levels and maybe my mood. I can say, however, that despite the lack of proper sleep I did feel better upon waking and getting out of bed. So that’s something, anyway.
Meal #0 @ 4 AM: I took one scoop of Purple Wraath BCAAs and one scoop of Jack3d prior to running. This was my first day using these two supplements.
While I did not feel the sort “rush” or “high” that others have reported, I used only the recommended minimum initial dose. Perhaps a full 2-3 scoops of one or the other, or both, might have produced the supposed effects; I don’t know, though I have my doubts. I’ll report again next time I give it a shot (probably next Tuesday for my workout).
Meal #1 @ 5:30 AM: When I got home from running, I had some Healthy Colors Valley Blend with carrots, broccoli, and golden cauliflower in a garlic butter sauce.About 100 calories, 3g fat, 20g carbs, and 2.5g protein. I also had a protein shake for, well, protein.
On the way to work, I drank a GT’s Trilogy kombucha: 60 calories, 0 fat, 4 carbs (naturally occurring sugars), and 0 protein.
Meal #2 @ 11:30 AM: Great Value Deluxe Asian Stir Fry mix: 150 calories, 0g fat, 24g carbs (12 fiber, 12 sugars), and 6g protein. Plus 3.5 ounces of chicken breast for protein.
Meal #3 @ 3 PM: Great Value Deluxe Asian Stir Fry mix: 150 calories, 0g fat, 24g carbs (12 fiber, 12 sugars), and 6g protein. Plus 3.5 ounces of chicken breast for protein.
Meal #4 @ 8 PM: Well hells, I wasn’t planning on it but tonight was a Free Meal. Darn it, there goes a (relatively) pure test of the VFHD. I did my Damage Control but I did cheat: pizza, ice cream, kolaches, etc.
I’m really glad I ran this morning (at least in terms of taking a Free Meal). I’m also glad I am not weighing in until Sunday. Oh well. I had a nice time with my in-laws and family. And I refuse to beat myself up too much about it. =P
Other food throughout the day: coffee, tons of water