and so is running until after finals. I have all of the symptoms of overtraining: my eating started to get wacky the past few weeks (binge tendencies in the evenings and ridiculous cravings for simple carbohydrates), headaches, really fatigued but couldn’t sleep at night, easy runs felt hard, workouts were impossible, insatiable thirst, depressed mood, total loss of motivation, everything. after I was on a complete roll, getting massive PR’s and running some really impressive workouts that I had never touched before. now I’m just so run down.
I’m going to eat chocolate and ice cream, rest, and nail my finals! I’ll get back into easy running when I get home, and real workouts beginning July 1st. hopefully by then I’ll feel ready to train again.
my goal is to not stress about getting out of shape and probably gaining a few pounds, in fact that would probably be a good thing given how worn out I am and it will only help jumpstart leaning out again for cross country. I’m a firm believer in letting the body run its course. if I’m not working out intensely I should definitely not be at the same exact body weight and composition as when I’m pushing it to its limit. I need a break.
I’m determined to have a cross country season as good as my track season but with a much better ending!!