Marathon Training By Mercedes Aspland / February 20, 2016 I stayed in bed a bit longer today as it is another rest day. Considering I still woke up in the night I am not feeling too bad.I suppose that is partly because I spent so much time in bed, plus the time I spent awake was definitely less than it has been as the pain has reduced.My plan today was to do some yoga but I had a friend coming over at 10am and with staying in bed late I just did not have time to fit it in.I tried to put my training completely out of my head today because it has been becoming a bit of an obsession and that is making things worse. Rather than looking forward to the marathon I feel like I am constantly in a bit of a panic and that is affecting my health in general and making the training harder. It is a bit like a vicious cycle that I need to figure out how to get out of.Text 'MASP81 £10' to 70070 to donate £10 to the Samaritans or donate online hereBreakfast - Porridge with RaspberriesI love raspberries and I find when I have them I need a lot less sweetness. I had a good mix of nuts and seed with cinnamon and baobab powder plus some almond butter.Snack - Rice Cake, Nut Butter and Banana BreadAs Arsenal were playing at 12:45 in the afternoon it meant I would be having a late lunch and so a had a couple of snacks to keep me going, a banana bread muffin and 2 rice cakes with almond nut butter.Lunch/Dinner - Pie & ChipsHow naughty but sometimes you just have to. I had a Fry's vegan pepper steak pie which is easily one of my favourite things with a massive plate of chips, of course covered with salt and vinegar.Evening Snack - Rice Cake, Nut Butter & ChocolateAs I had my dinner more in the middle of the afternoon I needed something to keep me going and reverted back to rice cakes and nut butter and of course finished the evening with a bit of chocolate.I decided to try and get an early night tonight as I had a 19km run planned for tomorrow and wanted to make sure I was fully rested, so I stuck to my yoga and meditation routine too.Marathon Countdown 57 Days 20 Hours 09 Minutes 00 Seconds SUPPORT THE SAMARITANS I am aiming to raise a massive £5000 for the Samaritans and help them to end suicide. Make yourself feel good today and support my campaign by donating on my Just Giving Page. Donate Now!