I’m sorry for not posting more regularly but I have many great excuses 😉 First, I have fallen head over heels in love. I am utterly obsessed, madly in love, sleep deprived but very happy. I am in love with every single aspect of my marathon training program. Week 7 and 8 were very successful! I had 9 runs for a total of 57 miles. I have also been doing strength training in the comfort of my own home (amazing you tube videos… more on that later!), ab work, and yoga.
* Warming up & starting out slow
* Negative splits!!!
*Sticking to the schedule (and most importantly, taking REST DAYS!)
*Core strength & weight training
Things to work on:
Eating dinner before 10:30.
On Wednesday I woke up at 4:40 AM to run. Then, I worked for 9 hours. After work, I met up with my lovely friend and on our walk we stumbled upon a FroYo place that has DAIRY FREE FROYO!!!! I have never tried the real stuff (stupid lactose intolerance) so this was very, very exciting. I chose fresh strawberries and shaved dark chocolate as my toppings of choice. It was basically perfection in my mouth.
Then we took an amazing yoga class at Athleta. Seriously, if you are looking for some great, free workout classes & yoga, hit up your local Athleta and get your sweat on!! I am hooked.
So, here is where we come to the thing I need to work on. After the yoga class and my commute home, I found myself eating dinner at 10:30. Waking up at 4:40 to run and then eating dinner at 10:30…. not going to be sustainable. I literally fell asleep while eating. So yes, even though the day was full of amazing things like running, friend-ing, froyo-ing, and yoga… I pushed it just a little too far, which happens to be a tendency of mine. So, no harm done, but it’s always good for me to realize when I am not getting enough sleep, eating super late, and then trying to get up the next day to do it all over again.
Favorite eats lately:
My exercise schedule and long work days have had me craving huge salads. One day, I made a salad with my coworker and admitted to her that I couldn’t decide between bacon or chicken… so, I got both. She did the same & we both decided that we have perfected the art of salad making.
Our lunch time view isn’t half bad either.
If you know me at all, you know that I get overly excited by free things. Especially free, tasty things. These *free* smoothies made my day.
Lali agreed to go to Chipotle with me for a salad bowl after my long run. Best. Idea. Ever.
And last, but not least…
On one of my rest days I met up with another good friend of mine at this beautiful, peaceful tea lounge. I sipped chamomile tea, ate macaroons (that the owner told me his wife makes from scratch), and caught up with my friend. The green tea macaroons were to die for.
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far!
Best thing you ate lately?
What are you doing to stay healthy lately?