Marathon Training 19th February 2016

It is a day off today and I am so tired I can hardly handle it.

The tendonitis in my shoulder is causing me so much pain and the worst thing is the pain wakes me up in the night. I then find it impossible to get back t sleep and the sleep I do get is poor quality.

I did still do some yoga this morning and tried to focus on doing things that would stabilise my shoulder and hopefully start to relieve the pain.

At the moment I am slightly caught up in the fear of everything, with the lack of sleep and the exhaustion I am feeling I just do not know how I am going to run this marathon, I can't even cope with a tiny bit of training.

I am working really hard to stay positive and also to make sure I can do justice to all those people that have donated to my campaign.

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This is what I am using to power me through my training:

Breakfast - Raw Oats

I had some soya cherry yogurt left and used that for my breakfast, I had some coconut chips in it but had to do without the nut butter as I was completely out.

Lunch - Bean & Vegetable Hash

I decided to have a use up all my remaining veg meal and so this is what I cam up with. I just fried up some onion and garlic then added some broccoli, mange tout, kale, mushrooms and courgette before stirring in some flageolet beans. All I needed to do is season it with salt, paprika and cayenne pepper and finish with a bit of lemon juice.

Snack - Rice Cake & Nut Butter

My new nut butters arrived this morning, 1kg of peanut butter and 1kg of almond butter and I am going to try and make them last the month! I also opened my multi-pack of sea salt and balsamic vinegar rice cakes which are my absolute favourite.

Dinner - Indian Takeaway

I warmed up and ate what was leftover from yesterday, on the hob of course because I never use a microwave!

Evening Snack - Chocolate

I had a very small amount of dark chocolate in the evening.

As I had been feeling tired all day I thought it was best to have an early night and made sure I stuck to my yoga and meditation. Plus as a bit of a bonus the pain in my shoulder seemed to be less tonight than it has been for a while.

Marathon Countdown​

63
Days
18
Hours
16
Minutes
37
Seconds

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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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