Operation 165 – Week 9 of 19

Operation 165 Week 9

Just a quick update on my training for the past week.  It was a pretty uneventful week – which is a good thing!  My running mojo stuck around and we kept each other great company this week!  Between the warmer weather, sunshine, and increase in my carb intake, I’m really feeling better.  I met with the dietician again this week.  She was really happy with my numbers.  We talked about a few things to tweak this week as well.  I’ve been working on a few things that aren’t diet specific but definitely are helping me with my nutrition.  One of which  is to slow down.  I eat terribly fast most days.  I’m really on the go a lot, and when I sit down to eat, I forget to slow down and enjoy the meal.  I’ve been trying to take 20 minutes to eat each meal.  I’m finding this to pretty easy for dinner, but breakfast and lunch I have to make a concerted effort to hit that 20 minute mark.  The other thing I’ve been doing is using the acronym HALT.

If I find myself munching or wanting to, I say HALT, and ask myself if i am Hungy, Angy, Lonely, or Tired.  This is really helping me to become more aware of why I am eating.  Many times, it’s because I am tired.

For the week ahead, I’m going to make sleep a bigger focus.  I generally get about 6 hours of sleep each night, but my body much prefers to operate on 8 hours.  It’s difficult with a busy schedule and family to get everything done in a day.  This week I’m giving myself permission to let go of something so that I can get that extra sleep time.

What goals are you working on?  Do you get 8 hours of sleep each night? Share your tips with me in the comments below!

And lastly, here’s the recap of last week’s training:

Week of 03/22/15:

Sunday – 25 miles easy

Monday – crossfit, 10 miles easy

Tuesday – REST day!!

Wednesday – 12 miles easy, crossfit

Thursday – 5 miles fartlek, 60 mins cycling

Friday – crossfit, 10 miles easy

Saturday – Rest day – traveling to the Hogeye Marathon in Fayetteville, AK

Total Miles: 62     Total Planned Miles: 62

Ending Weight 03/14/15: 132

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