Friday, 26 October 2012

Can Someone Come Round My House....

...and punch me in the face, please? Or at least slap some sense into me.

I am making a real mess of all this.
As it is I am technically coaching myself, and of all the people I should listen to, I am not one of them.
This is not my area. I know about anatomy and the social care structures. And a fair bit about zombies and cakes.
If anyone wants any advice of those things, I'm your gal. 

My loss of appetite is getting worse, mainly because the less I eat the less I want to eat. The kid went out last night and I so it was just me to eat, and I was going to cook (open a tin of beans and heat them up and everything!), but I totally forgot, and ended up eating cereal about 11pm. And a Fry's Chocolate Cream. They're my favourite.

And on top of that I can't sleep. I'm up till 2am talking rubbish on a Facebook and watching rubbish on Youtube. I know that's an overtraining thing, but I really don't feel like I'm doing enough, so how can I be overtraining? I feel quite energetic when I get up, but then I'll go for a run or something and like this morning, halfway through feel dizzy and lightheaded.

Any benefits I should be feeling from my lack of being on the pill is going to be lost at this rate.
And I have no wish to drop weight so quickly and be so weak the muscles don't build, that I end up looking like Gollum with a curly wig on.
But I don't want to take rest days. I know that's stupid and I'm acting like a 4 year old who doesn't want to go to bed, but sensible Lucy rarely wins these things. It's been 14 days since my last rest day.
The first thing I'm going to do is force myself to go to bed at a decent time, no matter how awake I am. Eventually I'll fall asleep, even if it's just through boredom.

I was thinking some kind of coach type person would be a good idea, but it would have to someone I respect and who I'm slightly scared of going against, and don't want to let down.
All the boxing coaches I've ever met have been really scary, and I've done everything they said, and tried really hard. I could use having one of them telling me what to do, except I'm not training to be a boxer and they have entirely the wrong skill set.

I think I need to eat and rest prescriptively, and make a point of not listening to myself.
And for someone to tell me what to do.


  1. I'm not an expert or qualified coach, but am happy to offer an opinion or advice on training - let me know if there's anything I can help with.

    You say that it's been 14 days since your last rest day - if I asked you to break those days down into easy/medium/hard days, how many would be in each category?

    1. Thank you :) I'm shall question you annoyingly and repeatedly.

      8 hard, 4 medium and 2 easy. But the easy didn't feel easy, and I didn't plan it that way. They were supposed to be 1 hour runs that became 30 min then go home dizzy runs. I had a cold too, which didn't help.

    2. Questions are good, particularly the ones that make me think 'I don't know that, but it's something that I should know', or draw attention to mistakes that I'm making - we both get something out of it...

      That's too many hard sessions, and not enough easy - you should try to do at least one easy session for each hard session, as your body needs to recover (and rebuild) from the hard sessions (particularly when you're under the weather). A day off every now and then (or cutting the odd session short when you're too tired/haven't had enough to eat/other things in life get in the way) definitely won't hurt either (something that I need to bear in mind too, given that I've only had one 'free' day in the last four weeks, and that includes the days immediately after the Loch Ness Marathon...)

  2. Set reminders on your phone for meal times. Eat when the alarm goes off WHETHER YOU WANT TO OR NOT! Ooh, shouty nevertheless I am serious (as cancer,rhythm, dancers, the whole Snap! caboodle)

    Have you tried taking ZMA before bed? Tis good for promoting sleep and muscle recovery thus fighting off the Gollums. Can send you a weeks supply to try if you like xxx

    1. I can't say no to someone who quotes Snap :)
      I've never taken it before, just googled it, and so would be very grateful if you sent me some, and let me know what make they are, seems to be lots out there xxx

  3. Coolio (in a seaside resort of your choosing). I shall try to package them in a non-dubious fashion and whack them in the post tomorrow. Will stick a note in with details but the best bargain I've found is buying them online at SuperFit xxx

    1. Proper LOL, I wish he lived here, he's wasted in Essex. Thank you kindly Miss P :D xxx