Olympic Meal #15 : 🇯🇵 The closing ceremony meal is always the meal of the next host country. This tonkatsu ramen took me almost 24 hours to make and was with every minute. Above all, I am so SO thankful that we’re going to Japan in 2020 and NOT doing this again 😂😂😂. Anyone interested in the process can check out my Highlights.
"This is the Athletic Entrance to the New York Athletic Club. You are walking in the footsteps of some of the greatest athletes in history, all NYAC members.
* Al Oerter, four-time Olympic Champion.
* Bruce Baumgartner, two-time Olympic Champion.
*Heather Petri, Olympic champion, three-time world champion.
~The list continues.~
The next Olympic champion may be right behind you."
“At various points, in big ways and small, we get knocked down. If we stay down, grit loses. If we get up, grit prevails.”
- Angela Duckworth
This was a very challenging week for me. I got knocked down, felt discouraged, was EXHAUSTED, had horrible training sessions, and just felt defeated. But then I did something. I reflected. Why am I feeling so tired? Why do my legs feel sluggish? Why does my body ache? Why am I feeling moody?
Thankfully I keep a training log of which I also include my daily activities. And so I began my “investigation” and came up with my answers. I ran 20 miles almost 2 weeks ago and so my body is most likely still recovering from the damage done on that run. Since that run I have been trying to increase my weekly mileage to 70, but my body needs rest first. I have been averaging about 5hrs of sleep +/- 1-2hrs per night when typically I aim for 7-8hrs. Span that over the course of 2 weeks, that’s 28-42hrs of MISSED SLEEP! (Most likely the main culprit!). If it weren’t for my gallon of water a day and clean eating habits I’m sure I’d feel a whole lot worse!
Bottom line: You’re going to have off days, weeks, maybe months! Reflection, perseverance, and #GRIT is key. Stay the course and you will succeed! Failure is NOT an option. —
10.16 miles @ 1:08:00 (6:42/mi avg)