I was feeling better on Thursday having made it almost 24 hours without the more unpleasant symptoms of stomach flu. My protein heavy dinner had gone down and stayed down without incident, so I resumed my normal diet.
However, I was still feeling really tired and needed an afternoon nap to get through the day. My abdominal muscles were also feeling really battered, but I still felt the need to go to javelin training. It was technical session, which is not usually that intense. If it had been a strength training session in the gym, or a run, I would have skipped it. As well, my first planned competition of the season is now less than a month away and I didn’t feel I could afford to miss a technical skills session.
Unfortunately this was not a great choice. I am not a very good thrower at the best of times but I just couldn’t seem to get it together. I thought I simply wouldn’t throw as far, but my coordination simply wasn’t there either. Coach would ask me to work on a particular aspect of my leg work and it would take me three or four tries to get anywhere close, by which point I was so focused on the legs my upper body technique was all over the place. Very frustrating!
What’s more, not only did I feel really depleted afterwards, but my post workout sandwich (heavy on protein, fat and fibre) resulted in a return of stomach cramps. I found myself sipping apple juice in an attempt to settle my stomach before bed. Clearly a case of too much too soon, for very little gain!
The Score for 23 March:
|Calories burned through exercise:||254|
What I ate:
|08:00||Centrum Multivitamin, Vitamin E 400IU, Vitamin D 25 µg|
|Soft boiled eggs, 2 large||125g||163||15.75||0.00||0.00||0.00||11.25||3.13||0.00|
|Free From pure oats||50g||171||6.40||30.30||0.60||4.30||2.70||0.50||0.00|
|made with boiling water||250mL||0||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Tesco mixed frozen fruits||110g||44||0.99||8.69||8.69||2.20||0.22||0.00||0.00|
|10:00||Twinnings cherry and cinnamon tea||250mL||0||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|12:15||King Prawn stir fry with carrots, broccoli, peppers, onions, mushrooms, ginger and sweet chilli sauce||285g||157||20.91||21.25||11.36||3.32||1.01||0.44||0.00|
|topped with cashews||20g||116||3.64||5.38||1.18||0.66||8.78||1.56||0.00|
|Wai Wai brown rice vermicelli||50g||186||3.40||42.10||0.00||0.95||0.40||0.15||0.00|
|Yakult light milk drink||65mL||27||0.80||8.80||2.90||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|15:45||Natures Path Mesa Sunrise cereal||50g||195||5.00||40.00||6.50||5.00||1.65||0.25||0.00|
|with skimmed milk||200mL||69||6.80||10.00||10.00||0.00||0.20||0.10||0.00|
|topped with sliced nectarine||87g||39||1.22||7.83||7.83||1.04||0.09||0.00||0.00|
|18:45||Sandwich made with Genius brown sliced gluten free bread, 2 slices, with||74g||185||1.85||33.30||1.78||7.40||4.88||0.37||0.00|
|Baked chicken breast,||80g||108||25.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1.52||0.48||0.00|
|Tesco extra mature cheddar,||41g||170||10.41||0.04||0.04||0.00||14.31||8.90||0.00|
|and Baxters Albert’s Victorian chutney||26g||39||0.26||9.15||8.37||0.47||0.08||0.00||0.00|
|21:00||Tesco pressed apple juice||200mL||98||0.60||22.40||22.40||1.00||0.00||0.00||0.00|