I’m pooped and have a bit of a headache. I really haven’t been able to sleep well that past few nights. Isn’t that just annoying? It always happens when you really WANT to get a good night’s sleep to.
Workout yesterday was a little stair mill time and teaching a BOSU class.
I really can’t think straight at the moment (I feel like I say that a lot). So here’s a bunch of random news you can use (or not) in no particular order.
Don’t believe the calorie counts on cardio machines at the gym. They always over calculate.
I had another person ask me if I was expecting yesterday at the gym. Remember awhile back when that happened quite a few times?
Friends, I think it’s the kabocha. Seriously. Once I started consuming more of it again (like the past few weeks) my stomach has been super bloated. Like a lot.
Darn roasted kabocha squash. I love you and I hate you. (*Note- it has been consumed lately without any real or artificial sugar.)
I only have one left though and I may need to find something else to consume in mass quantities for the next few weeks to avoid getting any more of those awkward questions, having my stomach bloated out to mars and not having it hurt the majority of the day.
That makes me a little sad. It may be time to go back to the roasted carrots.
Um, and just so you know, Mom even told me I look pregnant yesterday.
I need a shirt that says: “No, I’m not pregnant, I just eat a lot of kabocha.”
That would be cool, huh?
I was wrong in my last post about almond milk not being Whole 30 approved though. Certain ones are and my favorite unsweetened vanilla almond milk is on the “approved” list I guess. I’m pretty pumped about that.
And, just as a quick update, things are going okay so far. What day am I on? 4? Oh wait, 3. Ha ha. Feels like 12.
Heck yes I’m missing my artificial sugar, my PB2 and all my concoctions, but I think the whole unsweetened coffee and black iced Americano is starting to grow on me a bit.
I’ve also been experimenting with 21-Day Sugar Detox dessert type recipes because, well, that’s what I do.
(These dark chocolate peanut free NuttZo cups turned out pretty darn well by the way. Of course I’ll share the recipe, just not right now.)
I also consumed tuna from a pouch yesterday during the boys’ swim lessons. (Who am I?)
I would like to get my hands on some more of these packs.
Today is National Running Day.
I think that’s a good excuse to buy some new neon compression socks.
I know, I would like one in each color please. These June Socks of the Month are awesome. They’ll sell out fast so order ASAP to get 40% off.
Timex is also doing a little contest to win a Timex Ironman watch by sharing your running pictures on Twitter or Instagram with #IMARUNNER and donating money towards One Fund Boston for each submission.
Timex is celebrating National Running Day on Wednesday, June 5 by asking consumers to tweet or post to Instagram with #IMARUNNER. In return for each eligible submission, Timex will donate $5, up to $15,000, toward One Fund Boston which helps those individuals most affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013. Timex will also be giving away 60 Timex Ironman watches to runners who use the hashtag.
For a chance to win a Timex Ironman watch simply submit your unique running story on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #IMARUNNER on June 5th. Users can also enter by submitting a photo or story directly on the Timex Sports Facebook page “#IMARUNNER Tab” (http://bit.ly/12qH3Xb). Winners will be selected at random and official rules are located here: http://bit.ly/147ilKy.
And Mizuno, well they always have cool things going on, but this month Mezamashii members will get a chance to win the new Wave Sayonara shoes that are coming out next month for themselves and a pair to share with someone else.
My friend Sarah wrote a post last week about an organization called Medals 4 Mettle. Sarah also just shared how the local San Diego Chapter is partnering with the American Cancer Society and summer youth camps to donate medals to campers.
I’m planning on getting my medals together so the boys and I can donate them in person. I want it to be a valuable lesson for the boys too.
In other running news, the July issue of Runner’s World is dedicated almost entirely to the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 and what they will mean for all runners going forward.
Here’s a pretty cool look at the creative process the editors went through and an explanation of how they landed where they did.
And, that’s all I’ve got.
Are you running today?
I’m doing my running on the spin bike, but you better believe the people in the classes I’m teaching are going to be “running” their hearts out. I hope they’re ready.