Thursday Things

 

Workout earlier today.

Ran 8.43 miles on the treadmill at the gym.

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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.

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Okay.

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.

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A couple of you asked about this book. It’s Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. I bought it on Amazon after I saw a few others posting pictures of it on instagram.

 

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,

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some VIP treatment at Tutti Frutti

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and eating well of course.

Toddler snack of choice lately has been roasted sweet potatoes

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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.

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I’ve been doing the throw together a quick chicken salad thing for my first course for lunch a lot lately.

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Then I follow it with loads of good carbs mixed with Peanut Free NuttZo and coconut butter.

I’ve been roasting up plantains like no other. Yesterday my roasted kabocha boat had some cocoa cinnamon dusted roasted plantains in the mix. 

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They were delightful.

And yes, obviously I did the sweetener free roasted kabocha thing again today.

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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.

Smile

 

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).

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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.

Runner’s World Staff Hold Google+ Hangout

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.

YES!

Here’s the link. (I tried to insert it here, but it wouldn’t work.)

Run Further: Preparing for a Marathon

 

 

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 just ordered more egg white jugs. Love them for so many reasons: high in protein, 100% pure egg whites, heat pasteurized and salmonella tested, they make great smoothies…. the list goes on and on.

 

I actually mixed the liquid egg whites with a Vega Sport pre-workout energizer packet yesterday as an experiment.

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It really wasn’t the best combination with just the two things. I think I’ll stick to my standard egg-cellent mocha smoothie instead and if I want to try the Vega packet again I’ll mix it with water.

Egg Whites International has a sale starting tomorrow so thought I’d share the codes in case you want to get a new pair of huge jugs for yourself. He he.

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I’m sure I forgot something I wanted to share, but I’ve got to get a move on.

 

Food for thought this evening:

I saw this question on the FitFluential Facebook page the other day and I’ve been thinking about it ever since:

“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?

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Comments

  1. 1

    Your boys swimming in the bins… that’s sooo cute! Haha. :)

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    Kim says:

    I’m wondering if your boys have any clothes on while they are swimming?!
    If I could do anything and know that I wouldn’t fail – I would run the 100 in October instead of the 50 for my first ultra.

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    Kathy says:

    IF I was guaranteed not to fail AND not to pull any thing or get hurt I would run a MARATHON!!!

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    Erica says:

    Great job on the pace! My gym bags are as trendy as yours ;) . LOVE the boys shirts. I’m going to check on the run further link. Someone is thinking…just thinking..about doing a full. I didn’t know Fergie had the baby either! It feels like shes been pregnant for 2 years

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    Michelle says:

    Don’t let that chick scare you off on Instagram…
    Not sure whats he has against kabocha, but she doesn’t deserve to follow you if she isn’t on #TeamKabocha
    I had the same fancy type swimming bucket for my son when he was little. :)
    Glad to see that recovery is going well!

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    I love Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling devotional! Always a great way to start the day. :)

    Haha your boys are too darn cute! Can’t believe they’re starting preschool already!

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    Jill C. says:

    That’s a really tough question! I think I would stop over-analyzing everything I do (school, life, running, etc.). Then I could focus more energy into doing the things I love and doing them well :)
    The boys are adorable and I can’t believe they’re going to be little school boys! We better see some adorable first day photos!!!

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    Diana says:

    I’ve been foam rolling after my runs too. It hurts, but I guess that’s the sign I’m doing it right. It’s really been helping with my IT band on my longer runs.

    If I was guaranteed not to fail, I’d get out there and work for myself. It’s something I’m seriously contemplating, but the fear of failure is definitely holding me back a bit. I’m trying to make it happen though!

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    Those Thera Band Foam Rollers are KILLER! I tried to do my IT band and nearly died. Ha.

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    Samantha says:

    Wow. What a lovely question for a Friday. I like that one. I will have to think about it. There are some things I would probably be more likely to do if I knew I wouldn’t fail. Looks like you are running strong! Have a great weekend. Sam

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    Nicole says:

    If I knew I couldn’t fail, I’d leave the company I’m currently working for and really get my baking business up and running (rather than keeping it as a “side/weekend” job). If I knew that I could do it and not worry about paying my mortgage and wouldn’t be eating cup’o'noodles just to get by, I’d do it.

    Slowly, but surely, I’m getting there.

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    I have seen that question so many times – I have a list a mile long of things I would do! :)

    I think you need to try the RumbleRoller & their new beasties & The Body Wrench. I lobe them all!!!!

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    guaranteed not to fail—-run a marathon!

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