Miles Year to Date: 330 (3/13/2022)
Diet and Sleep
Normally, my sleep would be pretty good. I go to bed at the same time each night -- about 9 PM. Sleep is one of the most fundamental recovery tools. I'll get up just a hair before 6 AM to start my day at 7 AM.
Unfortunately my sleep isn't the best. It would be described as fitful at best. I managed about 6 or 6.5 hours, which is definitely less than the recommended 8. I try different schedules and patterns to no avail. I think this is a key thing to work on.
My diet is still light years ahead of where it was in the winter of 2020. I am still down about 10 - 15 pounds. My scale tells me a different story each day. When I do consistently get readings where I am a bit heavier than usual, it is a message for me to dial back the sweets and chips and get more vegetables. I am refraining from eating out -- although I did have some high-calorie meals in Las Vegas. But maintaining a healthy weight and eating the right food has definitely given me the energy to complete tough workouts.
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