Woo Hoo! It’s Friday!
I have a really fun weekend coming up! Before the weekend starts, and I go M.I.A for a couple of days (maybe), I thought I’d throw in yesterday’s events!
Running. I thought I’d never be a runner again, I thought my injuries were the end of it, and I kind of gave up. But I’m back! I’ve been getting a lot of help from readers, other bloggers, and my doctors. I’ve worked my way back up. I’m doing it slowly and safely.
I have been testing different foods to see which works before a run. I’ve learned so far that Greek yogurt, pretty much anything dairy, shakes, protein bars, granola bars, or cereal don’t do it for me. Bananas, whole grain waffles, English muffins, eggs, pecans, almonds, real maple syrup or honey, walnuts and oats work best for me! Tomorrow before I leave the house for the race, I’ll have a banana, whole grain waffle, and lots of water. I’ve also cut my coffee back a lot and replaced it with more water, which is a duh, but it’s still a challenge for this coffee lover.
Yesterday was my last day before tomorrow. I’ve been doing 4 days of running (3-5 miles per run), 1 day of strength/cross training, walks everyday, and yoga twice a week. I’ve also been eating very healthy!
Yesterday was the best run yet. I went 4.5 miles in the rain. Lately running has been an amazing outlet and has brought so many endorphins to my body making me feel great. I shut everything out when I run and I think it’s 10x more therapeutic than yoga. Once you get past the “omg this is so hard” you start to relax and love it. I used to doubt the “runner’s high” but now I understand it. And that feeling doesn’t stop when you’re done running, you feel great all day.
I have been having issues with my shoulder while running and so I too it to twitter and Facebook for help and here is what everyone is saying just incase you’re having this issue too! Maybe you have an answer!
I had a crazy sweet tooth around noon and I’m sure it had something to do with my blood sugar levels. Instead of diving into the mini snicker’s in the fridge I had two frozen low sugar and no sulfur added dried pineapple rings
and my homemade after dinner trail mix.
I get a bad sweet tooth around eight and so I made a trail mix to cure that craving!
My trail mix has pecans, dried cranberries, 80% dark chocolate, cashews, and sea salt. I also freeze it in little baggies. I love frozen trail mix! I added a little sea salt because it makes me really thirsty and I’m trying to drink more water!
I headed to hang out with friends last night. We went to the Common Market for dinner before our bowling plans. I love the common market because it’s a little hipster market with all kinds of craft beers, organic food, local products, and awesome Kombucha!
I ended up doing the build your own wrap. I had the tomato basil wrap with turkey, lettuce, avocado, bell peppers, onion, cucumber, and tomato. It ended up being close to the one I ordered last time I was there.
I also picked up some multigrain mojave jalapeño chips. They were made with organic grains, seeds, and beans! I am also eating more spicy things because it has me going for the water! I’m doing everything I can to drink more water!
After dinner, we headed to Park Lanes to go bowling and meet up with a couple of our friends.
I was on top of my bowling game yesterday. I’m absolutely awful at bowling, but killed it yesterday! It must be all the healthy eating 😉 I’m ”TARM” up there. (Short for Taraminator)
Today, I’m going to finish up work, head to a chiropractor appointment and then hopefully get some shopping in! I had some leftovers from yesterdays dinner and I’m enjoying that for lunch! I also have an ab workout and yoga planned!
Before I forget, a couple of days ago I made grilled chicken wings, a sweet potato and sweet sesame green beans!