Ups and downs.

After a rough couple of days, things are looking up. 

On Monday, I got sick in the office.  I couldn’t keep any food down, and it all ended up in my office trashcan because the dizziness and nausea was too sudden for me to make it to the bathroom.  Gross, I know.  I stayed late to apologize to the cleaning crew. 

I think it was from the meat substitute I had been eating — a product that markets itself as fungus based, which I took to mean mushroom based, but it turns out that while a mushroom is a fungus, a fungus is not necessarily a mushroom.  So no more of that “food” for me.  I felt horrible.  Thanks to the help of two wonderful women in my office, I got a little pretzel and Jamba Juice in me. I slept through my next morning’s workouts, and by about lunchtime on Tuesday, I was feeling myself again.  Lesson learned: research research research when trying a new meat substitute.  Had I researched, I quickly would have found much information on concerns and lawsuits and people getting sick.  But I didn’t.  I saw it.  I tried it.  I liked it.  I ate it.  I won’t make that mistake again.  Now, with Christina’s help, I need to find a different protein source so I can keep up my high protein plan.  Thoughts, anyone?

So yesterday was an “off” day both in terms of how I felt and my workouts.  But today, this morning, I did a track workout.  I ran four 400s and then did some strength work.  My splits on the 400s were 2:04, 1:54, 1:54, and 1:59.  I was aiming for 2:00 or less, so that’s pretty good.  But 6 or 8 of them would have been tough for me to do, and the thought of going from a 400 to an 800 terrifies me.  I don’t think I could sustain that speed for an 800.  I think I’ll repeat this 400 workout a time or before trying the 800s. 

Tonight, I get to run with Poppe.  I’ve seen her a couple of time at Icenhauer’s, this great new bar on Rainey Street that her family started, but I haven’t had a chance to just sit and visit with her to see how she’s doing, how her birthday was and what’s going on in her world.  That’s what we’re doing tonight.  We’ll run and then grab dinner.  It’ll be fun, though I need to figure out where to go so I can eat well.

Weight-wise, I’m still at 130 this morning.  I saw a slight drop yesterday, but I know that was because of what happened on Monday, so I’m confident at 130 that I’m still doing the right things and will see another two pound drop this week.  I’ve got four and a half weeks left.  I’ll get there.  I keep looking at the Reveals posted on the Facebook page for Revelation Fitness.  Need a little inspiration? There are lots of great photos, but my personal favorites are Reveal No. 91 and Reveal No. 76.  Talk about results.

This morning, I’m happy to be feeling better.  I’m happy to have gotten a good workout in already.  I’m happy to have another workout planned this evening.  And I’m happy to be a part of a program that gives me a solid plan for success.  It’s been a rough couple of days, but things are definitely looking up.

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