The candida dieoff is still very real. Poor Zack has listened to me say “I just don’t feel good” at least 200 times today, and every time he reminds me that it’s actually really good that I feel so crappy. This anti-fungal + supplement combination is working! Is it possible to be both thankful and really cranky at the same time?
My weekend in pictures + five words or less…
The first phase of my half marathon training (based on Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training Plan (Novice 2) is complete! I worked my way up to an 8 mile long run, and this week the plan dials back to a 5K on Sunday instead of another long run. Then, I’m going off the plan for a week for our epic bike ride to Michigan (zero interest in running after biking 50+ miles/day).
Here are the details of my week:
Hola! How’s your Tuesday?! I spent mine working, followed by a muscle restoration massage (ow), and two classes at the gym. I know I said I would go to yoga, but my trainer / friend Ashley was subbing for both classes, and her training > yoga any day.
Over here in functional medicine land, I received two of the three blood test results I’ve been waiting for since my most recent follow-up appointment. The doctor wanted to retest my Vitamin D level, candida, and mycoplasma, as all three were abnormal after my initial round of blood work.
Did I mention that I love having something to train for? The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on September 24, 2016 is quite the driving force for me to keep up with running consistently. Additionally, Zack and I are counting down the final weeks until our bike trip. We leave for Michigan (final destination still slightly TBD) on August 1! We’re planning on tackling approximately 250 miles over 5 days and finalizing the details as we speak – I’ll write a post covering our plans as soon as they’re all set.
In the meantime, here’s the rundown of my fourth week of half marathon training:
Sorry for the silence over the past few days – I was off porch sitting on Chautauqua Lake! My friend Allison’s family rents a cottage on the lake every year and is gracious enough to allow me to tag along!
I arrived on Tuesday and returned home early this morning…a few words per picture should capture the week well.
Week Three of half marathon training, Hal Higdon style, was awesome. I started to get a little faster during my standard 3 mile runs, and really enjoyed my Sunday long run.
Here’s the rundown: