Marathon nutrition updates:
I signed up for Meaghann Featherstun’s course and our ‘late fall half marathon cohort’ starts today though I will probably have to watch after the fact because I will be with all 3 kids at the orthodontist/dentist (I swear it seems like we live there). Despite creating and leading my own multi week courses, I haven’t taken many as a student, so I feel like this will be interesting from a content AND format perspective.
(Note: I have no affiliation with Meaghann and I paid for the course on my own; it was pricy but hopefully worth it!)
On a sort of related note, I never really did a follow up on my weight/hormones/training post, but things seem to have stabilized and I’m not as stressed about it. I have been focusing on eating more protein (mostly Peter Attia’s influence) and being a bit more mindful of what I am eating on long run days but have not continued formally tracking anything nor have I made any sweeping changes. I am excited for the course because I’m hoping to optimize performance for my race; it’s not really designed to address other body composition stuff.
(One positive nutritionally-related thing I did this week was to think through work lunches! I noted on a yet-to-be-released podcast episode that work lunch seems like a novel new problem every week, but . . . obviously it’s not. It’s concrete and solvable and I am determined to bring in decent food to sustain me on clinic days without having to resort to pricy, unpredictable, and often mediocre takeout!).
(WEDS will be salmon salad + FRI will be hard boiled egg based probably)
School REALLY Starts . . .
School officially started over a week ago, but this is the first week activities are in full swing and homework begins. I am hoping to remain fairly hands off but I do want to encourage the kids to space out their work — I know one in particular would hate doing it last minute. Both big kids seem to have longer term assignments rather than daily things, which I actually think is great for teaching them to manage / plan for the workload.
G does not have homework and hopefully that will remain true for at least a year. I *hope* she can learn to read this year. Though I guess she will get there eventually.
We have something every night Monday through Thurs (Mon / Wed / Thurs, 2-3 kids have something). Most nights don’t go toooo late (7:15 M / W, 8:00 Thurs) but . . . I am already tired. I need to work on streamlining bedtime . . .