Marathon Training 13th February 2016

After the way I was feeling yesterday and that I was working in the morning I decided to rest today.

I made it a total rest today so no running, no yoga and a bit of extra time in bed. Now my tendonitis is improving and that is meaning I am actually able to sleep.

On the subject of sleeping I have found the most comfortable way to sleep and that is on my back with a pillow under my sore arm.

After working today I basically just spent the whole afternoon on the sofa catching up on some TV, a proper recovery day, in fact so much so that I almost forgot to cook dinner.

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My diet today was not too bad:

Breakfast - Blackberry Muffin Oatmeal

This is just my regular oatmeal with nut butter, coconut butter, seeds, nuts and almond milk, not to mention the blackberries and oats.

Lunch - Salad

I got back from working at just gone 1pm and so I made a quick salad and made sure I had a decent amount of protein and fat in it.

Dinner - Tofu Scramble

As I said before I was watching TV and then realised I was going to be a belt late for making dinner so had to think of something that would be really quick. I knew I had some silken tofu in the fridge and so knocked this up really quickly.

Evening Snack - Dark Chocolate

I had a few too many squares of chocolate this evening but just needed a little pick me up.

I know that I am going to have a bit of extra time in bed tomorrow and made sure I got to sleep as early as possible so that I could catch up on the sleep I have been missing.

Marathon Countdown

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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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