On Saturday mornings, I head to the gym for a training session. I started about a year ago and I have loved my two sessions each week. I am getting strong and learning much. In September I ran a half marathon (not my first). I had a training plan that pushed me just enough and it was a good run (even though it rained the whole time). But lately, I am just not feeling it. I think about running all day but when I get to the trail, I end up walking more than running. I work hard in my workouts but I don’t feel like pushing it outside of the gym. I listened to a few podcasts this week (here and here) and this weekend, I am pausing and trying to pay attention. I think my body is telling me something.
On thing I know for sure is that I could use some changes in my eating life. I try to do my meal planning and cook ahead on the weekends. It really helps to know what we will be eating for dinner and to have a plan for work day lunches. It also cuts down on the temptation to run out and grab something that might not be so healthy.
Lately I have been reading a lot about the benefits of bone broth. We have a local store that carries some pre-made bone broth but I thought I would try making my own. I found a recipe that has some of my favorite ingredients, lemon, ginger, and chicken. So I cooked up a pot.
The other things are sleep and movement. More of one and gentler of the other. I am going to spend some time today, listening and paying attention. And then I will pour a cup of bone broth, pull out my notebook, and see if I can figure things out.