Monday, March 28, 2011

The Sunday Report

This is going to be short and sweet because I am sooo tired.  I'm coming of four late nights in a row, and I wish I could say it was because I was out living it up!  I had to grade four flute recitals in Ithaca Thursday through Sunday.  Thankfully, they were all lovely, but the driving and the thinking and the staying up late and getting up early totally did me in.  When it comes to sleep, I really need 8-9 hours to feel good.  Six doesn't even come close!  I also noticed that despite the fact that I still ate pretty clean this week, I gained a little bit of weight.  I have two theories:  1.  I usually saved a snack for the ride home, which means I was eating much later than I normally would, therefore when I weighed myself in the morning I hadn't actually digested all of my food from the day before.  2.  My lack of sleep and increased stress raised my cortisol levels which causes your body to hold on to weight.  Obviously, I have no idea what I'm talking about, I just hope that tomorrow morning when I get on the scale it's back to normal.  I have purposefully put off a Primal Experiment update with the hopes of that!!

Despite it being a crazy busy week, I was still able to hit most of my workouts.  Thank God this week is a recovery week.  This past week was the 4th week in this block, so that combined with no sleep did make for pretty workouts this weekend.  But I got them done, and that is what counts, right?

Swim:  2h 6000 yds
Bike"  4h 16m 2s 55.59 mi
Run"  1h 30m 3s 8.83 mi
TRX:  20m

Total:  8h 6m 5s

I thought about adding up all the time I spent in the car last week, but decided that it would be way depressing to think about that.

I do want to say, thanks so much for all of the comments you left on my Mommy Workout Guilt post the other day.  I'm thinking about doing a follow-up since I received some great emails from moms that I really look up to about the topic.

Have a great week!


  1. Those look like some pretty strong recovery week numbers! Nice job!

  2. Looks like a pretty decent week!

  3. I think option number 2 is the right reason for the weight gain. So no worries this week and things will get better!


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