Workout earlier today.
Ran 8.43 miles on the treadmill at the gym.
7 of those miles were at 7:24 pace.
It was not easy. Weird mentally that it used to be. It was tough mentally for awhile, but it felt good to push myself. That’s the fastest pace I’ve maintained post injury. We’re making progress.
I thought I would get a lot of compliments on my new gym bag, but I was wrong. Weird.
Really quick. Really random.
Thursday things in no particular order.
Started the day like this. Seriously, I know I just said it the other day, but it makes such a difference if I take a few minutes in the morning to get my head in the right place.
We are really cherishing the last few days of summer around here. Two toddlers start preschool next week, so we’re making sure to do all of our favorite things like swimming,
some VIP treatment at Tutti Frutti
and eating well of course.
Toddler snack of choice lately has been roasted sweet potatoes.
Nothing fancy. Sliced sweet potatoes, coconut oil and sea salt. Roasted at 400 convection for who knows how long. 15-20 minutes I’m guessing.
I’ve been doing the throw together a quick chicken salad thing for my first course for lunch a lot lately.
Then I follow it with loads of good carbs mixed with Peanut Free NuttZo and coconut butter.
They were delightful.
And yes, obviously I did the sweetener free roasted kabocha thing again today.
I posted this picture on instagram and have decided that I’m going to go at least three days without posting any kabocha pictures on here or instagram.
You’re welcome in advance.
I’ve been trying to use my Thera-Band foam roller after my runs each day. I feel like it’s helping, but it’s not easy to do with toddlers stepping on it (or me).
It hurts a bit too. I guess that means I’m doing it right. Ha.
Runner’s World staffers held a Google+ hangout yesterday. I know nothing about Goggle+ or hangouts (although I probably should), but found this where you can watch their videos from it. Pretty cool.
They talk marathon training tips, nutrition, pacing, etc.
I watched about half of the video, but want to come back and watch the rest later. There’s a lot of talk about fueling with whole foods and Whole Foods expert Julie talks about making your own energy gels with chia, dates and coconut oil. Awesome.
Runner’s World Challenge mentor Jen Van Alan gives some great training advice too with when to do tempo runs, fueling, training, etc. They also talk how recovery days are just as important as the training days.
Here’s the link. (I tried to insert it here, but it wouldn’t work.)
I guess Fergie had a baby. I’m so out of it, but I feel like she was pregnant for a really long time. Anyone else?
I actually mixed the liquid egg whites with a Vega Sport pre-workout energizer packet yesterday as an experiment.
I’m sure I forgot something I wanted to share, but I’ve got to get a move on.
Food for thought this evening:
“What would you do if you were guaranteed NOT to fail?”
I don’t quite know what my answer is to that. It’s pretty deep. If you were guaranteed not to fail, what is something in your life you’d do?