It has been becoming more frequent that I listen to music while I go for my runs. Generally, I enjoy a no-fuss workout, just putting on my running outfit, grabbing my sunglasses and out the door. But when you increase your miles you need things like […]
I finally made it to whole foods this afternoon, and I was able to pick up my Spirulina powder (I missed you!) and a few other of my favorite items that I have been out of for a while. I swear by Spirulina. It’s truly a magical green powder that is a serving size of only a teaspoon. How easy is that to add to your recipes? It has even be said to be the most nutritious food source in the world.
Wellness Mama talks a little bit about it’s benefits, here.
Obviously when I came home I had to make a green smoothie so I could get my Spirulina fix!
Glowing Green Smoothie
And just because, here is a picture of my breakfast this morning. Tofu, garbanzo beans, leftover mashed potatoes, cooked with onions, garlic powder, salt, and pepper with some avocado and lettuce. That was pretty delicious too. 🙂
Acaí bowls have become a serious staple to my diet! They are filling, nutritious, easy to make, and there are a ton of different ways to make them, allowing them to be delicious and satisfying every time.
Every time school starts up I tend to forget about my good friend WordPress. Not only that, I decided to take on a part time job which just recently opened this week, so we have been doing a lot of training. I have been busy […]
I was excited and then I felt exhausted, lol. I have not run 10 miles in a long time–at least 5 months. I kept a good pace though and finished in 1:43ish. I thought that was pretty damn good considering the outcome of some of my long runs recently. Right now I feel like I did after my first half marathon. Yikes!
Tomorrow marks 6 weeks until my half marathon on November 10. I am committing 100% to my training and healthy eating for the next 6 weeks. I may not eat veggies all day everyday, but I’ll be avoiding processed foods. This is not something I eat too much of anyway, but I will be eliminating things such as bread, nut butters, french fries (my favorite), and certain soy products. The last time I had bread was literally over a week ago, but I have to make clear guidelines so that I am able to stick to a plan. Today I dug into the crunchy peanut butter jar knowing I won’t be having any for 6 weeks ;).
While committing to this for 6 weeks, I expect to improve my runs, feel better, sleep better, and lose fat. All muy importante for a race coming up. Wish me luck!
My 9 mile run this morning… not the best. = Nevertheless, I still logged in 9 miles! I refused to cut any miles, even if I had to walk a good portion of my workout (took me about 1 hour and 49 minutes!). Matter of […]
Don’t go for an 8 miler past 10AM when it is 90 degrees and sunny outside.
It’s the worst when you have the strength in your legs and in your heart & lungs to run harder and longer but the heat literally feels like it is pulling at you. I honestly don’t know what I was thinking going for a run after 9:30AM. I knew it was risky. I just needed an outdoor run! Can’t wait for the fall.
What I would do to run and hike at a place like this…
I am feeling extra ambitious and motivated today. Last night I planned out a 5-day detox which I plan to stick to entirely. Ran 5 miles at the gym in less than 50 minutes and then did a decent back and triceps workout. MOTIVATED!! :] […]