Protein+Fat=Happy Caronae

Today’s Happy Note: Crossing things off my to do list. ¬†I still have a lot to get done before this insane weekend, but I’m getting there. ūüôā

PS — Does anyone else add things to their to-do list that you have already done, just so you can experience the joy of crossing it out?

Marathon Training: Yesterday I did four and a half miles, with an easy mile and a half warm-up, 4x (400 fast/400 easy), and a mile cool down. ¬†It wasn’t terrible, but I just felt weak. ¬†Today, even more so. I feel lightheaded,blurry vision, etc. No idea what is going on, but I’ll be sure to monitor things and be careful.

I had my super easy yoga class today. We literally sat on chairs half the time and stretched. ¬†I’m taking it very easy this week, so this was perfectly acceptable.

I never told you about my endocrine visit on Monday! The doctor was extremely nice and extremely knowledgeable. ¬†She also seemed obscenely young (early thirties?) for a faculty practitioner (meaning she is a professor) which made me a bit nervous. ¬†She was very thorough. ¬†We talked about everything — diet, exercise, hormones, habits, genetics, blood sugar, endocrine/metabolic systems. ¬†She is running a really broad panel of tests to see if there is something significantly wrong. ¬†If nothing is found, then the “answer” is simply going to be that I have a little bit of a weird metabolic/hormonal system.

I am not freaking out as much as I was before though because of two things:

1. She basically told me that my weight “problem” actually isn’t a problem. ¬†Because of my healthy diet and exercise choices, being a few pounds over the recommended weight for my height isn’t a big deal. ¬†She was actually really soothing/comforting in this regard.

2. I have been making a conscious effort to eat more fat and protein lately and have lost seven pounds.  My period just ended, so some of this might be hormonal/water weight.  But still, seven pounds is a good chunk of my overall body weight.  I am hoping that continuing this eating pattern will help me lose a few more pounds.  But if not, I am not going to freak out.

I promise. ūüôā

So what have I been eating of late?

One carb I REFUSE to get rid of is oats (above: 1/4 C with 1/2 serving vanilla protein powder, 1 C vanilla soymilk, chopped apple, and walnuts). ¬†Other than that, I am not eating too many grains. ¬†And I am not giving up carbs entirely either. ¬†I kind of love them. ūüėČ ¬†I’m just making sure to reduce them and then pair them with more fat and protein.

One trap I have fallen into in the past is eating more protein without reducing carbs. ¬†That just results in more overall calories, which isn’t going to help anybody. ¬†Unless you are trying to gain weight, obviously.

Other eats:

Squash “pizza.” ¬†In reality this was actually a squash bowl stuffed with veggies, ground beef, and cheese. ¬†I cut it into little slices and ate it like a pizza though, which made it 10x more fun.

Really random lunch with two mini corn tortillas (which aren’t that good; I wanted wraps and thought these would be good since they were smaller, but they are dry), almond butter, carrots, and a protein cake (a la April) made with peanut flour and cocoa powder with PB.

Dinner was full of fat, veggies, and protein.   Exactly how I like it!  I used a base of pumpkin puree, topped that with ground beef/mushrooms/carrots and brussel sprouts/broccoli cooked in EVOO.  Enough to feed one small army OR one hungry Caronae.

I have heard a lot of different research about diets higher in proteins/fats. ¬†Some of what I have seen has indicated that a diet high in protein/fat, even of the saturated variety (think whole milk, meat, butter) is not harmful. ¬†I tend to agree with this with the caveat that people have very different metabolic/digestive systems with very different needs (I talked about my wants and needs with ¬†my diet in Monday’s post). ¬†I think that it isn’t animal fat or protein that’s killing us/making us obese, but processed crap full of chemicals, like candy bars and pop and snack foods.

I think that there is evidence on both sides of the spectrum, at the moment.  In my opinion, this just furthers my conclusion that different people are suited to different diets.

On the horizon the next few days: CRAZY INSANELY BUSY Caronae.  I promise to post before the marathon though.  Is anyone interested in tracking me/coming out to cheer and wants to know my number?

If so, email me!  I know a few bloggies have already mentioned that they would like to know, but I have lost track.  So please leave a comment/email me and I will let you know.

T-4 days!  Ahhhhhh!!!!!

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Veinte Tres

Today’s Happy Note: Completing the third longest run of my life!

(photo credit goes to Ada)

So. Today. (Hint: “Veinte Tres” means 23 in Spanish):

I have eaten multiple pumpkin smoothies.

I have spent most of the day in bed (but wait!  Some of it was productive because I was cuddling with USB!)

My hips and ilio sacrum are not happy with me.

I have a headache.  And I have to pee.

BUT most importantly I FINISHED.  More accurately, WE finished.   Yup, I had a special friend to do this run with!

Ada!!!!!!

Seriously, this run would not have happened (or I would have wimped out by mile ten) without the lovely Miss Ada. She was a lifesaver.  I always forget how nice it is to run with someone.  We chatted, motivated each other, and just generally collaborated.  It was spectacular!  She even knew a really fun route that I have never done before: we went down the West Side of Manhattan, along the Hudson, around South Street Seaport, back up the East Side to the Brooklyn Bridge.  We then crossed the Brooklyn Bridge into Brooklyn then came right back into Manhattan on the Manhattan Bridge (such creative names, really genius).  Then we continued up the East River to the Williamsburg, crossed that into Brooklyn and continued North in Brooklyn towards the Pulaski Bridge.  We crossed the Pulaski into Queens, ran to the Queensboro Bridge, and made it back into Manhattan.  We then followed E 61 street to Central Park and headed Northwest to West 72nd.  We ended at 72 and Broadway.

Total: 23 miles.

Time: About 4.5 hours (we did a few breaks)

That description probably makes no sense if you don’t live in NYC. ¬†You can get a rough idea of the layout of the bridges and the boroughs from this map:

One of the best things about this run was that a lot of it followed the route for the NYC marathon (which is officially less than three weeks away!!!!).  So now I feel like I have more of an idea of what to expect in the outer Boroughs.  Yay!

Overall, I was really happy with this run. ¬†I had already run 46 miles this week so my legs were pretty tired (I ended up with 69 miles — easily the highest weekly mileage of my life). ¬†And you know what? ¬†They still performed. ¬†They still worked. ¬†They were sore in some parts and creaky in others, but they carried me through. ¬†Thank you, legs.

The last five or so miles were tough, but not undoable. ¬†They could have been much, much worse. ¬†I am right on track to make my goal of covering the whole 26.2 in just under 4:30. ¬†ūüôā

I think I did a good job listening to my body in terms of food today. ¬†I ate what I wanted, when I wanted. ¬†And most of it was pretty clean, delicious, simple food. ¬†Some of today’s epic eats (FYI: this is most definitely not everything I ate!):

I ate toast with PB and banana (I have discovered I can eat a small amount of PB before running) before starting.  I ate one package of shot blocks during the run and two diluted gatorades (bought one during the run).

I find myself insanely thirsty during long runs — like, I drink five or six bottles of water thirsty. Is this weird?

This cheddar and spinach panini was FREE.  And it was tasty.  A winning snack, in my book.

Many of these (leftover cookies!) were consumed.

I made a delicious dinner for USB and I.  The above was for both of us.  I am very poor and only own one plate.  I know, sad.

I cooked salmon with peanut/maple/ginger sauce, roasted cauliflower, and steamed delicata squash topped with cinnamon and avocado. ¬†It was all really good but I only wanted a few bites — most of the avocado, some cauliflower, some salmon. ¬†I have leftovers.

USB is 29 years old and has NO idea how to cook. ¬†It’s kind of cute, actually. ¬†I’m teaching him. ¬†He is a very good learner and is quite useful in the kitchen!

I saved room for dessert a few hours later though.  This was a pumpkin/peanut butter/banana smoothie topped with more PB, chocolate chips, and a crumbled cookie.  It was epic.  That is all.

Lots of exciting things on the horizon this week:

-How I Eat Post

-Therapy Thursday

-Something involving bacon, I suspect (I have been craving it obsessively lately)

School is pretty light this week, which will be a nice break.

See you all tomorrow night! ¬†Thanks for being in my life, bloggies. ūüôā

Long Run Eats

Today’s Happy Note: Fall weather. ¬†I may have already said this. ¬†But it’s that awesome that I get to say it again. ¬†I love the colors, the temperatures, the wind, and the leaves.

Hello friends! ¬†Happy Sunday evening! ¬†I should be reading for school. ¬†Confession: I have not done one single ounce of schoolwork all weekend. ¬†Nada. ¬†I only have yoga and one “real” class tomorrow, but it’s in the evening, so I have all afternoon to study, right? ¬†Right? ūüėČ

I just finished watching a very moving video of HLS session on the impact of reading food/fitness blogs, led by Caitlin (of Healthy Tipping Point) and Gena (of Choosing Raw).  You can watch it here. I highly recommend it.  It made me think about what I get out of blogging and reading blogs and existing in this little sphere we call the healthy living blogging community.  It sort of cemented some thoughts that have already been floating around in my head:

  • The way that I eat and the way that I move is something unique to me. ¬†I cannot compare myself to other bloggers (or celebrities or friends or whoever) in this regard because eating and exercising are endeavors that will be the same for no two people. ¬†I will not be ashamed if I eat more than another blogger (or less). ¬†If I eat more protein or more carbs. ¬†If I eat more scones and muffins (I’m pretty sure I could trump almost any blogger on this one). ¬†I will not be ashamed if I practice yoga less. ¬†I will not be ashamed that I have struggled with depression for many years, or that I go to therapy. ¬†In fact, I freely admit that I really enjoy therapy. ¬†Basically, I will not be ashamed for being me in the only way I know how.
  • I have decided that I really enjoy having a “smaller” blog. ¬†Less pressure, more fun and games and friends.
  • I have always been a little bit unsure of my blog’s content. ¬†Sometimes I share stories/memories or other forms of writing. ¬†Sometimes recipes. ¬†Sometimes food pictures or running tales. ¬†And sometimes I talk about a moment in which I really struggled with my mental health — in which my anxiety or depression or sadness took over. ¬†This happened just last night, in fact. ¬†I almost allowed the loneliness to take over, but I stopped it in its tracks by going for a run. ¬†My point is, I have a lot of content. ¬†I understand that the point of a blog is supposed to be focused, but I think that, in its own way, my blog is very focused. ¬†I have come to realize that when I talk about my social life or share thoughts on therapy or describe what is working in my diet — all of this is related. ¬†All of this comes together to form the bigger picture of “Caronae’s Health.”

Onto today’s long run!

It was twelve miles and took me a little over two hours.  It was decent, certainly better than the runs of weeks past.  I am still having the nagging pain in my back left hip, which is slightly worrisome.  It actually feels worse when I try to stretch it out?  I definitely had stretches in the run where I was able to speed up to a 9:00 mile pace or so, which was nice.  I did not feel nearly as dead as usual.  Overall, a success.

I signed up for a half-marathon next weekend on a whim a few days ago. ¬†It’s called Grete’s Great Gallop and is entirely in Central Park. ¬†That was a nice way of saying the course is going to be really boring, and hilly too. ¬†My long runs are normally on Sundays, and next weekend was supposed to be 18 miles, so I’ll have to add in a few miles before or after. ¬†But on the whole, I think it will be nice to have a “race” in this training cycle. ¬†I say “race” because I will not be going all out. ¬†My goal is actually going to be to maintain just under Marathon Goal Pace (which means that I would like to run the race at a 9:30-10:00 mile pace).

Enough running talk! ¬†Onto food. ¬†This is everything I have had thus far today, minus about two unpictured spoonfuls of crunchy PB. ¬†I am doing this not for anyone else to compare but because it’s useful for me to keep track of what I have had on a long run day and see if it is enough and see if there are things that aren’t working. ūüôā

Bad picture, but it’s a banana smothered in PB, eaten pre-run.

This was one of the best post-long run brunches I have ever had, because it was exactly what I wanted.  A glass of icy pear cider (amazing!!!!), pile of green grapes, and a warm chocolate chip scone with more PB.  Can you tell that PB and I are friends?

Gabriela and I went to Levain in the late afternoon. ¬†We had delicious cookies and a lovely chat session! ¬†We both agreed that these were the softest, thickest, most satisfying cookies we had ever eaten. ¬†I bought one for USB for later. ¬†It’s a surprise! ūüôā

Thank you for the lovely afternoon Gabriela!

Dinner was a tasty sir-fry of onion, sweet potato, broccoli, tofu, salt and pepper, ginger, and TJ’s spicy peanut vinaigrette. ¬†This was a really good combo! ¬†I had some carrot ginger soup with a dollop of plain 2% greek yogurt on the side. ¬†I have decided that I officially like stir-fries more than salads, fyi.

Might have some dark chocolate or cocoa or tea or an apple later on. ¬†We shall see. ūüôā

I actually don’t tend to eat a massive amount on long run days just because I often don’t have an appetite or don’t have the time. ¬†I’ll probably eat more tomorrow, I suspect.

Fun blog announcement: I bought the domain name caronae.com yesterday! ¬†You won’t find much of anything there just yet, but I am anticipating a switch-over to my own domain soon! ¬†I’ll still be wordpress-hosted (it’s very convenient), but will have an easier URL. ¬†I was rpetty excited that I could get my first name as my site. ¬†How many other people can say that? ¬†Hehe.

Goodnight friends!  I hope you all have a most wonderful week!

Day 2: Adjusting

Today’s Happy Note: I had an interesting class this evening! ¬†Score. ¬†So far I have felt mostly sleepy and bored in school, but I think it’s just my body/mind transitioning back into student mode. ¬†The one this evening was called Narrative and Human Rights. ¬†Cool, no?

I only had two classes today. ¬†I have three, normally, but Iyengar Yoga doesn’t start until next week. ¬†I’m pretty excited about it! ¬†Confession: I feel asleep about eight times in my seminar this morning. ¬†It’s the same slightly crazy prof I wrote about yesterday. ¬†I have the pleasure of having him for two classes. ¬†Happy happy joy joy. ¬†He seems interesting though, and most definitely knowledgeable. ¬†The problem is that he is so knowledgeable that he spends the entire class talking about the background to the background of the history of the material he’s teaching. ¬†That doesn’t even make sense but I swear that’s what he does.

Harumph.

Marathon Training: Wednesday’s are usually an “easy” day on my plan. ¬†Today consisted of four sloooooowwwww miles with 6×100 meter strides in the last mile. ¬†I took advantage of my very open day to squeeze in 40 minutes of weights at the gym too (arms/abs). ¬†I always forget how much I walk during school days. ¬†I probably did about 3 miles walking today as well.

Eats:

Gloppy-looking 1/3 cup of oats with a fresh peach and an invisible scoop of sunbutter (~2 tablespoons).

Snacky day (also had another spoonful pb).

Lunch! ¬†Don’t let this innocent looking smoothie fool you; it has four servings of produce! ¬†Frozen berries, half a banana, spinach, and cucumber slices (plus almond milk and vanilla protein powder). ¬†I really liked it, but it needed ice. ¬†This is one of the great dilemmas of my life: my mini fridge freezer is too small for an ice tray. I need ice in my life. ¬†I crave it — I chew on it (I know it’s a terrible habit) and think it makes smoothies infinitely better. ¬†I can easily go through a whole tray in one smoothie.

So now my life (and my smoothies) are iceless. ¬†I don’t know what to do. ¬†Help! ¬†Anyone have any ice-making solutions?

I did indeed bring my own nut butter to The Lite Choice (in my defense, I only had the AB in my bag because I was on my way back from WF).

Stir fry leftovers (shrimp, rainbow chard, yellow squash, broccoli,  yellow pepper, coconut, peanut dressing) with brown rice for dinners.  Just had some hot cocoa to end the day, with a little dark chocolate melted in (my favorite way to eat it).

I feel like this is a good, healthy intake for a day of moderate exercise. ¬†I can never tell if I am eating too little, enough, or enough. Eating is a funny thing because every body is different. I am proud of myself, though, for trying to figure out what works for me. ¬†I feel pretty good right now, like I had enough but not too much. ¬†I don’t want to fall into the comparison trap, so I try to think of my eating only in terms of myself — also, I need to remember that most of my friends and peers are not training for a marathon and running 40-50 miles a week right now. ¬†So when I’m with friends and they don’t snack after dinner (or after lunch, or after breakfast, or after snack, or…), I need to not freak out and think I’m being weird or overeating. ¬†I just need to remember to listen to my body. ¬†It gets easier everyday that I do it. ūüôā

I hope you all had splendid, happy Wednesdays!

FYI, L has been on vacation so I’ll be at therapy on Friday this week. ¬†Thereafter I *think* I’ll be switching to Thursdays for the rest of the semester.

Goodnight friends!

Risk Taking Anxiety/Vulnerability

Today’s Happy Note: Piers. ¬†Who thought these up? ¬†Seriously. ¬†A long platform extending out over the water affording better views and a nice breeze? ¬†I’m all over it. ¬†I love the piers that extend out over the Hudson all along Manhattan’s West Side.

Sorry for disappearing on you last night! ¬†I genuinely wanted to blog (which is why I am apologizing) but didn’t get home until 1:00 AM! ¬†This is veeeerrrrryyyyy late for me for a weeknight when I have work/school the next day. ¬†I pretty much collapsed into bed and had to supplement with a nap after work. ūüôā

Mental Health Note: I am really glad I went out. ¬†I am NOT a bar/club/crazy party girl at all but I do deserve to have a little bit of fun (whatever that might entail) once in a while. ¬†I saw a movie, then went to a restaurant/dancing. ¬†It was the best evening I have had in a long time and I am so very happy I went for it. ¬†This may sound like a typical weekend night for most of you, but my anxiety does not often allow me to do that sort of thing. ¬†It’s days like this when I know how much therapy with L has affected me. ¬†It is really exciting to watch (and feel) myself growing emotionally and socially. ¬†Letting myself have fun and letting people into my life has been such a rewarding experience thus far. ¬†I am looking forward to a lot more of that in the next few years. ¬†So, going out last night was a “risk” of sorts for me — I made myself vulnerable — but it turned out beautifully. ¬†Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith with something or someone and sometimes you have to hold your heart in your hands and let someone else touch it and sometimes it pays off.

That’s all I’m saying for now.

What “risk” have you taken lately? I don’t care if you think it sounds silly! ¬†Everyone’s experiences are different — people have varied anxieties and likes and hurts and dreams and fears.

Marathon Training: I did indeed get my 12 miles in bright and early yesterday morning! ¬†I felt surprisingly good, although I was a little bored. ¬†I love the way running makes me feel, but even the most dedicated, passionate runner will admit that once in a while, it gets boring. ¬†I tend not to get bored on trails, but doing laps around CP is, well…not the most scenic thing in the world. ¬†I never listen to music while running — just a personal preference. ¬†I like that it gives me time to think though. ¬†I did 4 miles with 5×100 strides thrown in tonight plus 40 minutes full body strength training.

Today’s Eats (I think this is everything, minus two spoonfuls of Mighty Maple PB and a few more cashews than are pictured):

That’s oatmeal with vanilla soymilk, a wee bit of vanilla protein powder, and sunbutter in the first picture. ¬†Skinny vanilla latte in the second.

TJ’s cashew/dried hibiscus trail mix. ¬†LOVE, by the way.

I ate a little over half of this smoothie and froze the rest.  Score one for intuitive eating!

I went in and added chocolate PB and honey to the yogurt to make it a little more filling/dessert-like.

Another day of deliciously healthy eats. ¬†I typically find that I have several days in any given week where I am unintentionally vegetarian/vegan. ¬†I am fine with that. ¬†I like my meat and my dairy just fine and have no intention of giving them up. ¬†But I also enjoy non-animal protein sources too. ¬†A lot of times I am just plain old too lazy to cook meat. ¬†I want to get some deli turkey, although I am afraid that might be ethically questionable….

I feel like tomorrow shall be a good day!

And just realized school starts in two weeks. ¬†Crap. ¬†I don’t want to go to class.

Any other students about to start?  Looking forward to it?  If so, why, might I ask?

Marathon Training Thoughts + The Best Thing I Ate Today

Today’s Happy Note: Rain! ¬†I love rain — my favorite type of weather by far. ¬†It makes the air cool and grey and calm and lovely.

Marathon Training: So. ¬†My alarm went off at 6:05 this morning. ¬†I felt like a slab of concrete — there was no way my body was getting any further than the end of my bed to turn off my alarm. ¬† I figured I could sleep another two hours and then do the 12 miles after work. ¬†Got home from work and listened to my body, which wanted a snack and a nap. ¬†I rarely genuinely feel like not running. ¬†A lot of times I am just being lazy, but I really don’t think that was the case today. ¬†I just could not move. ¬†I ended up sleeping for another two hours and woke up still exhausted. ¬†My body was telling me something. ¬†I still wanted to move, just not run. ¬†I headed to the gym in the late evening for an hour vinyasa yoga class and a half an hour of arm weights. It was exactly what I needed.

Do you get obsessive about exercising a certain way everyday — like if you don’t follow whatever is on the “plan”, something terrible will happen? I used to be like that but realized how unhealthy and restrictive it was. ¬†Not to mention that it was just annoying and boring to feel like I had to do a certain thing for a certain amount of time on a certain day. ¬†There is a fine line between following a training plan for a race (in my case, the NYC Marathon) and becoming obsessive about things. ¬†It can be a little hard to figure out what works, but I think I am getting there by both listening to my body and making sure that I keep my training plan in mind.

Thoughts?

I have decided that, for my mental and physical sanity, I am going to take a macro-view of my marathon training plan, like Caitlin. I still fully intend on getting all of the runs I have planned for any given week done, I am just going to be flexible about it. ¬†If I need to switch things around a bit, it is not the end of the world. ¬†As long as I don’t end up with two long runs in a row I will be fine.

I do fully plan on attacking this baby tomorrow though! ¬†Wish me luck — this will be the longest I have run since before I was in the hospital the first time.

Just realized none of my pictures from today uploaded.  Grrrr.  I am far too lazy (and tired) to do it again.  Which means this post is officially pictureless.

I will tell you about the best thing I ate today though.  Because I can do that.

Fage 2% yogurt (NEVER going back to the fat-free version again; low-fat Greek yogurt will change your life, if it hasn’t already) with a spoonful of honey, cantaloupe and a drizzle of Justin’s cinnamon peanut butter (I think it has been discontinued — this was an old packet).

I used to not use honey that often. ¬†But I think it might be my favorite sweetner. ¬†I’m pretty sure it isn’t going to kill me.

Fun Caronae fact: I am actually deathly allergic to bees/hornets/wasps/yellow jackets.  But I could eat honey all day long!  Other allergies: mollusks (NOT shrimp), nickel, and narcotics!

What are you allergic to?

Alright. ¬†I’m going to sign off before this post gets any more random.

Weekend Update

Today’s Happy Note:

Hello hello hello! ¬†I have to blog and run because I have more work to do before tomorrow’s (procrastinator much?) early morning long run. ¬†Sometimes (okay, most of the time) I reaallllllyyyyy suck at time management.

Marathon Training:

Yesterday I had five easy miles on the schedule. ¬†I did that along with about 40 minutes of arms and abs. ¬†My leg strength training falls by the wayside whenever I am training for a race. ¬†My legs are tired enough from running so many miles, I can’t bear the thought of putting them through sets of lunges and hamstring curls and calf raises. ¬†I have decided that I officially love lifting weights. ¬†It is almost as fun as running and yoga for me. ¬†Makes me feel strong, powerful, confident, and sexy, in a weird way. ¬†I ended my run at the Union Square Farmer’s market. ¬†That is the absolute best way to do a Saturday morning run — then you can have a little snack when you get there and sit in the sunshine in the park and think about sunflowers and sunshine and other sunny Saturday morning things.

There was a chocolate chip coconut scone (yes, you heard that correctly) with my name on it at the FM!  With a side of honey-vanilla yogurt.

This was the best scone I have ever had.  I am normally totally a muffin person, but I think I am becoming a scone convert.

So. ¬†Something really good and awesome and happy happened at the farmer’s market after I ate my scone but I don’t want to tell you all about it because I don’t want to jinx it. ¬†So I kind of just told you, without really telling you. ¬†So there.

If you’re a blogger, are you ever afraid of jinxing something by “saying it aloud” on the blog?

Today was supposed to be a Sunday long run day, but I didn’t want to wake up super early, then it ended up raining the whole day anyway. ¬†I moved around my scheduled runs for the week so that I can do it tomorrow (hello 6 AM). ¬†I love Google calendar because it lets you drag and drop events from one day to another. ¬†I ended up doing a 30 minute abs class at the gym today followed by a six mile run that included 4 fast 800s (half-miles). ¬†The 800s were hard but not killer hard. ¬†I used to flat-out hate speedwork but now I think I have more of a love-hate relationship with it. ¬†It feels so goooooood afterwards but during it I just wanna die (usually). ¬†Regular running never gets my heart rate up or makes my face red or anything. ¬†Today’s speedy 800s sure did though!

It ended up pouring for the whole second half of my run. ¬†Somehow I don’t have a problem running less than an hour in the rain. ¬†I just couldn’t face two hours. ¬†Not sure why.

Enough running!

Eats hodgepodge:

Yogurt with a warmed peach and honey and granola.  Afternoon snackage perfection.

I’m pretty sure I ate an entire half of a big cantaloupe over the last two days.

Dates, carrots, PB, and more PB plate.  I am loving dates lately!

Pasta, lots of veggies, and tofu.  With a side of more veggies with guac.  One of the smartest things my mother ever taught me: you can never have too many vegetables.

Good eats (although maybe a little too much last night? ¬†It’s so hard to tell with marathon training!). ¬†Good running. ¬†Good friends. ¬†Good adventures.

Good weekend.

Update me on your lives my friends! ¬†What’s going on where you are?

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