When Life Gets Busy

Liberation Day Run - Guernsey StefanieGrace.com

Hey ho, we’re on Day 10 of my 30 Days of Blogging challenge as I countdown to my 30th!

Today’s blog was supposed to be my weekly workout diary, but this is how it went last week:

Monday – Rest Day after that big walk/run on Sunday (as seen in last week’s video)

Tuesday – 11.5km Run on Guernsey’s Liberation Day – A public holiday in the Channel Islands.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday  – Nada!

Although I racked up some major steps at the end of the week, working on Guernsey Literary Festival as part of my partnership with my company, All Things Social, and pushing on with my #30DaysofBlogging challenge, I did no formal workouts. Although I didn’t have a whole lot of time to eat, so I guess that kept the balance!

Guernsey Lit Fest Selfie - StefanieGrace.com

But seriously, what I did do was eat as I usually do which is pretty balanced and healthy: avoiding wheat and dairy in order to avoid bloating and poor digestion. When you’re working 15-18hr days, you really need to be on top of your game and full of energy so eating foods that do not agree with you is not very clever. Having said that, I did have a little more caffeine than I would usually and the sugar also snuck back in there as it was also a certain time of the month for me and I do tend to up my sugar consumption a little bit when the cravings kick in.

Busy Life Food - StefanieGrace.com

Really boring gluten free oatcakes, scrambled eggs and goat cheese made me realise I needed to stock up on vegetables.


Slaughterhouse Guernsey Meal - StefanieGrace.com

Halloumi and Bloody Mary Tomato salad with sweet potato fries.

I was pretty proud of myself after the Liberation Day run. To have an average time of 6min25/km is a big deal to me. Especially considering that I had a nosebleed around 2km and had to source a tissue from a very kind elderly couple in the street who looked a bit horrified when I told them I wasn’t going to stop running! Oops. I just really wanted to finish the run. What I did realise at the end is that I can push myself, I can go faster than I think and I always have something left in the tank. I felt strong and capable. It was brilliant.Nike Running App - StefanieGrace.com

Nike Running App - StefanieGrace.com

Do I regret not working out on the other days when I was busy? No. Life happens. And I really enjoyed the work that I was doing. It was great to be really busy doing really fun things meeting lots of fun people. I mean when you can meet so many accomplished writers in one weekend, spend time interviewing Clare Balding and spend time with Victor Hugo’s great great grandchildren in his Guernsey home.

It was a magical week and I’m back on the grind this week, so no regrets. I’ll be back with you guys tomorrow! Thanks for continuing to read along in my journey.

Victor Hugo House - StefanieGrace.com

Clare Balding LitFest - StefanieGrace.com