As a reminder that my “comeback” still has a long, long way to go, I woke up this morning with a migraine, and am completely spent energy-wise. After calling in sick, I went back to bed and slept until noon; I’ve been up for almost 2 hours now and have still accomplished nothing other than taking a shower, before retiring to the couch and nearly passing out from the exertion.
What this is telling me is that even though I didn’t bonk yesterday, my body is not used to the exertion that I’ve put it through this weekend, and is rebelling; it needs rest to recover … rest and a better diet.
I’ve stalled out for the past few weeks on losing weight; I chalked this up to not exercising enough, but it’s very possible that I’m still eating too much of the wrong kinds of food.
Can anyone recommend any good diet books for the endurance athlete? Not so much for losing weight (although that is definitely part of the goal), but also for ensuring that the body recovers well and burns energy efficiently when exercising?