Now that I’ve been doing CrossFit for almost a month, I’ve noticed that it really interferes with my running— not really my motivation to run, but my physical ability to actually do it. Typically, I’m too exhausted to run after a CrossFit workout, so I try to run before, but, sometimes, my body is just too tired from the previous day’s workout, so I skip my run all together. (Maybe I’m just a wuss?)
I’m planning to start training for the Rock ‘N’ Roll USA Half Marathon next week, but I’m starting to get a little worried about how I’m going to fit in all of those training miles. I should probably just cut back on CrossFit, but I really love it—maybe even more so than running?! I also don’t want to drop out of the half marathon because I know it’s going to be a lot fun. I guess I just haven’t found the right balance yet, but I’m definitely going to keep trying!
With that said, I ran 3.5 miles at the gym today! Woohoo!
Has anyone successfully trained for a half marathon (or marathon or other endurance event) and regularly attended CrossFit at the same time? Any advice is appreciated!
After my run, I came home and made myself a snack: banana slices with a scoop of peanut butter. Eating it in a mug was actually kind of fun—mostly because I was able to get a glob of peanut butter on every single piece of banana. Oh, it’s the little things in life…
A couple of hours later, I headed to NuVal, where I ate lunch at my desk. I started with a salad of mixed greens, broccoli, carrots, hard boiled eggs, potatoes, garlic hummus, dried basil, ground pepper, and truffle oil. Holy yum and holy filling!
I finished off lunch with some French vanilla yogurt.
When I got home from NuVal, I snacked on a handful of almonds, which I took with me while I walked Murphy.
When I got home, I was still hungry, so I chopped up some veggies for a second snack.
Of course, the pug wasn’t far from the chopping action.
Snack #2 was veggies with horseradish hummus. Oh, yes, you read that correctly. Tribe makes horseradish hummus, and it delicious! I’m a big fan.
Off to CrossFit!