What is a morning to myself?
Really, I can’t act like I never have time by myself at home. STUFT Daddy takes the boys with him a lot when he does his work at Tutus with all the birds and tortoises and stuff.
Which reminds me, check out what they found there just the other day.
Isn’t that lovely?
Thursday mornings are now the mornings during the week I have to get things done while the boys are in school.
Today I took it upon myself to go to Sprouts at 7:15 am. I’ve decided it’s the best time to shop, barely anyone was there.
I stocked up on some pretty good stuff if I do say so myself.
I know, right?
Among all the other fun produce I got, my favorites were these:
Some people on instagram just told me it’s toxic though if it’s not cooked all the way. I better be careful. Kind of scary, yes?
I have a little experiment going on at the moment making some cassava “fries”, so hopefully all goes well and I cook them all they way. That’s really not a frequent issue over here though. Ha ha.
I got the chance to go for a quick little therapy session (5 mile run) this morning by myself outside right after my little trip to the store.
I wore my JayBird Bluebuds X which look kind of funny sticking out in the picture, but are so darn cool.
Had a lot on my mind and some time to think about things during my run.
Still trying to figure out a cause for running. How to do more. Thank you for the emails. I can’t wait to learn more about the organizations.
Oh, and RUNEMZ starts her 24 hour treadmill run TONIGHT!
I’ve been struggling a little lately with the stress of more running/training on my body. I’ve been needing more sleep and more carbs and been craving the not so good for you ones.
Funny how your body wants and needs different things depending on activity levels and lifestyle.
I’ve been doing a little too much of the whole lets add more sugar and stevia in the mix because I’m running more thing. My body does NOT like that, in fact it gives me a major headache. I want to be able to have Quest Bars so bad as I LOVE them, but I have a moderation problem and a few too many a couple days in a row and I just don’t feel well.
Beavis. It chaps my hide too because they are so darn good, especially baked in little pieces like so (picture from my creation yesterday).
Back to carbs. I found this article recently on the dangers of low carbohydrate diets and endurance running.
Interesting stuff. The whole low-carb, high fat diet versus the high-carb, low fat diet.
I think it’s all about finding what works for you and what helps your performance. I’m still figuring it out over here. I think it’s a very long learning process.
I’ve changed how I eat a bit since the whole injury thing, but have kept quite a few carbs in my diet, because, well, I love carbs. Especially in the form of a roasted kabocha boat. Ha ha.
I’d say I get my fair share of complex carbs and kabocha around here (and NuttZo and coconut butter).
Okay, moving on.
I’ve got to make this quick, but I have some racing news.
I went last year and it was seriously one of the BEST experiences of my life. You can read the recap here how I got to run with (actually, try to chase) an Olympian. Ha ha.
I chatted about my upcoming Mizuno Marathon Mezamashii Week a couple weeks ago, but had to share again. Hopefully I get to tag a long with some of my speedy running buddies while I’m there (Sarah, Janae, Monica and hopefully Michele) and now hopefully I get to meet some of you too!
Not sure if you live close by or have any friends that do, but the entire weekend is so awesome. From seminars, to meeting the Runner’s World editors, to three different races to choose from (or do all three), it’s just one heck of an amazing event.
I’m already so excited about it.
Here’s the website where you can register for any of the events.
And HERE are some codes you can use to get 10% off before things sell out.
Half Marathon – StehlyRWHalf
Hat Trick (all three- that’s what I’m doing) – StehlyRWHat
Is anyone going? Let’s meet up if you are!
Oh, and hey, this blog post took me two attempts to actually write, so I can show you that my little cassava experiment worked.
They were delicious. I’ll share exactly what I did in my next post.
Have a great Thursday night!