Month: March 2012

Chocolate PB2

First, can I just say how much I love Amazon.com? I order things from them all.the.time. and the prices are great, the delivery is fast, and the customer service is excellent. A prime example is how last week, I ordered a new hairdryer and diet cream soda mix for my SodaStream. Since I am an Amazon Prime member, it was set to arrive with two day shipping on Thursday (one week ago today), and the tracking information said it was delivered.

I came home after work and the package was nowhere to be found, but I decided to give it a couple days since I was going out of town Friday through Monday. When I got back on Monday evening, the package was still not in my building, and I finally got around to contacting Amazon yesterday. I went on the site and sent them an email through the Contact screen explaining how the package never arrived, and not one hour later I had an email back.

They put a replacement hair dryer in the mail with free overnight shipping that will be arriving today, and issued a refund for the soda mix since that was through an affiliate and not amazon.com, but I was told I can reorder it on the site if I want to. Talk about excellent customer service!

Chocolate PB2

Another purchase I made a few weeks ago from Amazon was for PB2 Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter and now that I’ve experimented with it a bit, I’m ready to report the results.

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So what exactly is powdered peanut butter? It’s basically just dehydrated peanuts where they press the oil out of roasted peanuts so the moisture and most of the fat is removed and it literally resembles a flour.

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The ingredient list couldn’t really be more simple, just roasted peanuts, cocoa powder, salt, and sugar. And the nutrition information isn’t too shabby either. A 2 tablespoon serving (12 grams) has just 45 calories, 1g fat, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, and and 4g protein (1 Pt+ on Weight Watchers).

All you do to make it into a peanut butter like spread is add water and mix it up with a fork, which works better than a spoon in breaking up the clumps in my opinion.

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You can add as much or little water as you’d like to make it as thick or thin as you want, which I love. I tend to add less water if I’m going to use it as a spread like on an English muffin or to dip into apples, or else I’ll add more water if I want to drizzle it over something like a syrup. And at just 1Pt+ per serving? You really can’t beat it.

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Now PB2 has its pros and cons like anything else. Let’s get the cons out of the way. This is NOT exactly the same as peanut butter. It’s a good alternative, but it’s definitely not the real thing, so don’t go in expecting to have something just as good as Dark Chocolate Dreams (which I cannot have in the house…) I also wish you could buy it in stores, but I buy everything online so that’s not a major con for me.

In terms of pros, since I have trouble with portion control on nut butters in general, it’s really helpful for me to get it in powder form so I can control just how much I make. Also, even though its not quite Dark Chocolate Dreams, I still think it tastes quite good and I’m excited to have it in my kitchen!

What store, online or in person, do you shop at the most?

For me it’s Amazon, no question.

Finding the Motivation to Change

Sooo many people ask me where I found the motivation to change my life. I’d say it’s probably the most common thing that anyone wants to know when they find out how much weight I’ve lost or how I haven’t always been a runner and now have three (soon to be four!) half marathons under my belt.

To find out where I found the motivation, click on the “after” part of the picture below!

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And if you leave me some love over on the Attune Foods Blog, I’ll be forever grateful!

Happy Wednesday!

Three Things for Thursday

I have some random (good) things to share today. Here we go!

1.) I did my first run post half-marathon last night.

Granted, it was just 2 miles, but it felt good to get a run in so soon after the half! My general MO is that I take a really long time to get back into the groove after I run a race that I’ve been training for, so I am really proud that I took just one day off and have worked out the last three days in a row! Monday I did 40 minutes of intervals on the elliptical and 10 minutes on the stairmill, Tuesday I did a 45 minute (3.3 mile) power walk, and last night I did a 1 hour Body Pump class followed by the 2 mile run. It feels good! I’m keeping track of my workouts on this spreadsheet, and on that note…

2.) I signed up for another half marathon yesterday!

I know I was literally JUST talking about being excited to be done with training (and I am), but I realized that with the two 10 mile races I have coming up, I have to keep my mileage up anyways, and running a half marathon on Memorial Day weekend will fit in perfectly with the Broad Street run. Since I’ll be running 10 that weekend, I’ll do 11 and 12 the following two weekends, and then it’ll be Memorial Day weekend.

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So, on Saturday, May 26th, I’ll be running my fourth half marathon in Philadelphia, which is special because it’s where I ran my very first. And the best part is that my sister Wendy is running it with me!! She’s going to be running Broad Street with me as well, but I’m still not exactly sure how I convinced her to sign up for the half, but what’s done is done. 😉

3.) I won a raffle at the Rock ‘n Roll Expo for a $250 gift certificate to Lululemon!

This past Thursday when I was at the expo picking up my race packet, I barely paid any attention to the booths because I just zipped over there quickly during my lunch break. But then I saw Dawn Jackson, who was the keynote speaker at the Healthy Living Summit last August, so I decided to stop by to say hi. She was there on behalf of Florida Grapefruit, so we chatted for a bit about HLS and then she told me to enter the raffle. I never win anything, so I filled out the form and never gave it a second thought. Then yesterday, I got an email from the Florida Grapefruit people telling me I was picked as the winner of the raffle! I am SO excited because I never buy myself anything from Lululemon (besides headbands) because it’s too expensive, so this will be such a treat!

Have you ever won anything? What’s the best thing you’ve ever won?

RnR USA: The Aftermath

So let me tell you that after the half marathon on Saturday, I was sorer than I’ve EVER been after any half marathon before. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I wasn’t well trained on the distance portion, though I definitely prepared myself for the hills.

As soon as the race was over and the adrenaline started wearing off, I headed to gear check to pick up my bag and really struggled to walk up the stairs. It hit me like a ton of bricks pretty much immediately when I stopped running, and I was SO sore and so stiff that I could barely move. I took a bunch of time to stretch, then took the metro home, then laid immobile on my couch for a few hours before going to town with my foam roller and my newest purchase, The Stick (which I love, by the way).

I headed out Saturday afternoon/evening to meet some people who were in town for the race and had a grand old time celebrating my new PR and so many bloggers invading DC (again).

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Thanks for the photo, Gretchen! I’m on the left in the front row, and side note – getting in and out of that pose for the picture hurt like a b*tch.

Drinks ensued into the evening (along with a trip to Lauriol Plaza for frozen green margaritas and fajitas in the spirit of St. Patty’s day, obv) which I am sure took the edge off for the rest of the day on Saturday, but when I woke up on Sunday, I could barely get out of bed.

I took some Advil and stayed in bed for a bit longer until it kicked in, but I couldn’t believe how elderly I felt! It was unfortunate that I had no choice but to force myself up because I had to work at a conference for my day job all day on Sunday. And let me tell you – 9 hours straight on your feet the day after a half marathon is not an ideal situation, but I survived.

On Monday, I was still feeling pretty stiff and sore, but less so than Sunday, so I headed to the gym and did 40 minutes on the elliptical (intervals so I didn’t get bored). The movement really loosened me up, so much so that I even ended up cranking out 10 minutes on the stairmill for good measure before calling it a day. And I really think it did the trick, because I woke up yesterday feeling almost new.

So what next?

If I’m being totally honest, I am pretty excited that the half marathon is over. I really do love running, but sometimes when I am training for races for so long it can feel like it’s taking over my life. Running starts to feel more like a chore rather than something I’m doing because I want to, so I am looking forward to not to be on a training schedule anymore for the time being.

That said, I do still have two races coming up in the next several weeks – The Cherry Blossom 10 Miler a week from Sunday (my 3rd year in a row running it!), and then the Broad Street 10 Miler in Philadelphia at the beginning of May. Running wise, my goal is to do a longish run (6-8 miles) this coming weekend in preparation for the Cherry Blossom Run, and then try to keep running 1-2 times a week in conjunction with lots of cross and strength training.

I am excited to be able to change up my routine and get more well-rounded fitness regimen going. I was looking at the class schedule for my gym and getting giddy at the idea of getting to do whatever I want for a workout, rather than what was on my training schedule! And last night, I went outside after work and did a brisk 45 minute walk, covering 3.3 miles. The weather was incredible and it was so nice to just say, “I feel like going on a walk!” and then do it because I wanted to!

What is your favorite way to be active if you’re not training for anything? How long does it take you to get back into your groove after a big race?

Rock n Roll USA: Half Marathon Recap

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; running races, and even just thinking about it, makes me SO emotional that it makes it tough for me to figure out the right words to start to recap my experience with. I’ve been staring at this blank screen trying to find the words to say to do justice to the experience, but let me stop trying so hard and just start typing.

On Saturday, I completed my third half marathon and walked away feeling stronger and faster than ever before. But let’s rewind a bit.

As is my race tradition, Friday night I set out all my gear to make the next morning as seamless as possible.

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    • Sneakers
    • Socks
    • Vanilla Bean GUs
    • iPhone armband
    • Running Capris
    • Running Tank
    • Bib

I did something you are NOT supposed to do this time – – wore new-to-me socks and used a new armband to hold my iPhone for the first time ever on race morning. They both turned out ok, but it’s not recommended to experiment on race morning!

I set my alarm for a 6am wake-up call and actually woke up without a problem for once. I sleepily got myself geared up.

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And then made my go-to prerace breakfast of an English Muffin toasted with (chocolate) peanut butter and a banana.

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Plus coffee with frothed milk. Yum.

After eating that quickly, I ended up riding my bike to the metro so I wouldn’t have to switch lines and getting on the metro around 6:50am. I was really happy I got on where I decided to because the train was PACKED and I was barely able to squeeze on.

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I made it pretty effortlessly to the Stadium Armory station where the race was to start, but boy was the platform crowded.

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It took 10-15 minutes just to get out of the station once I got there. But finally I made it out and into the Armory, which was SO nice to be able to be somewhere inside before the race started.

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Runners, runners, everywhere.

I got in line for the bathrooms immediately, and was glad I did because I had to wait for about 20 minutes, and by the time I got in and out, it was just before 8am and time to head for the corrals.

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I pushed my way through the crowds and finally made it into my corral – lucky number 13. I stood around for only about 5 or 10 minutes and get overwhelmed with emotion as I thought about the fact that I was about to start running my THIRD half marathon. I’m not sure it will ever feel “normal” for me to run a long-distance race – my body still amazes me every single time.

I tried to keep it together and remind myself that before the race started was not the time to get worked up, so I just took some pictures to distract myself.

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Before long, it was time to get going. The weather was absolutely perfect – about 55º and clear – I was psyched and ready to go!

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Since I was in Corral #13, it took about 15 minutes of walking before we were actually approaching the start line, but soon enough, there it was!

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And we were off!

The first few miles were a blur. Lots of winding in and out of people on a pretty flat part of the course.

    • Mile 1: 9:48
    • Mile 2: 8:46
    • Mile 3: 8:44
    • Mile 4: 9:09

After those first couple miles, I was still feeling good but starting to dread Connecticut Avenue – the hill that got the best of me when I ran this race last year. I ate a GU somewhere between mile 4 and 5, and then got a view of THE hill. Though I was going into the race feeling less prepared than I would have liked, I think making hilly runs a focus of my training was the best decision I made training-wise. Connecticut Avenue wasn’t quite as bad as I remembered, and I was able to tackle it much better than last year.

    • Mile 5: 9:20
    • Mile 6: 9:26 (the hill!)
    • Mile 7: 8:17 (!!!!!)
    • Mile 8: 9:35

After that Connecticut Ave hill came and went, the rest of the course was filled with rolling hills. After passing Mile 8, it felt good to know I only had 5 and then some left, but I was starting to feel a bit tired, so I had another GU somewhere between mile 8 and 9. Each time I approached a hill, I kept saying “You got this. One step at a time. Just keep going. Don’t think about your pace. Just keep going.” Over and over and over, and one by one, I conquered those hills and got to enjoy the downhill part that came after each one.

    • Mile 9: 9:08
    • Mile 10: 9:46
    • Mile 11: 9:27

Around Mile 11 is where things got really hard. The last part of the course is quite dull and not very scenic. That, coupled with the fact that I was running further than I’d ever run in training for this race meant I really had to dig deep to make it through. “Just over 2 more miles” and focusing on the people on the sides of the race cheering and the other runners got me through.  Plus, a third GU around mile 11.5 to carry me through to the end.

    • Mile 12: 9:23
    • Mile 13: 9:57

Mile 13 was the hardest and practically torture. I was SO ready to be done with the race and I knew I was coming close on a PR, but I felt like I had nothing left to push me through to the end. I tried to distract myself, think about how much I appreciated my body for being strong enough to run, and think about anything other than the fact that I was running a half marathon.

There is a very cruel uphill portion at the very end of the half marathon where the finish line is not in sight at all and I was just about to fall down if I didn’t see the Mile 13 marker shortly. It took every ounce of determination not to stop and walk, but somehow I found a way to push through to the very end and run across that finish line with my hands held high in the air over my head in victory.

Half Marathon Finish

That sexy picture was immediately after crossing the finish line so I was in a bit of a goofy-sweaty-victory daze. But I earned this:

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I had done it. Completed a half marathon once again by giving it everything I had to take myself across that finish line. And the best part? Faster than ever before!

2 hours 8 minutes 52 seconds, or a 9:50 average pace.

That’s almost 2 minutes faster than this same course last year, and I couldn’t have been more pleased!

Five Fact Friday

1.) The weather has been gorgeous this whole week and I’ve eaten lunch outside every single day. Cross your fingers (and toes) that it holds up for tomorrow!

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2.) It’s day six in a row of clean eating, zero alcohol and extra sleep, and I am feeling great and very well rested! I should probably do this more often…

3.) This week, I booked a vacation to St. Maarten with my sister, her husband, and my nephew, and the best part is that I leave 3 weeks from Sunday!!! It’s just a quick trip (4 nights) but it will be SO nice to get away and get some sun, some Harper, and the Caribbean Sea!

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4.) I feel SKINNY for the first time in a long, long time. I’ve been really diligent about eating well (and working out) and I can notice a big difference in the mirror and in my clothes. It feels soooo good!

5.) The half marathon is… TOMORROW! It’s really happening and now I am feeling both excited and nervous!!

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Share a fun fact about you with me!

Move for Mobility

Today’s guest post is from Amber, one of my closest friends and one I’ve mentioned more than a few times here on Beth’s Journey. She is the one who I scheduled “healthy dates” with when I first started to lose weight where we would go for a run or a swim and then do healthy dinner together, and we actually have one of those dates tonight! She has always been one of my fitness inspirations, and I hope you enjoy what she has to share with you all today!

My mom has always been my biggest inspiration for health and fitness. Some of my earliest memories of my mom include her coming back from runs early in the morning, sweaty and energetically preparing breakfast. She started me in athletic activities from a very young age, carting me from dance lessons to gymnastics, and later to swim team and soccer practice. In fact, there is not a time I can remember her not participating in some sort of physical activity — which is why it was particularly alarming that winter in 2002 when, while standing on a ski slope coaching my high school ski team, she noticed an issue with her right leg. She was having trouble turning in her skis… something she had been doing with ease for decades.

Several months and many opinions later we received a frightening diagnosis. My mom had Parkinson’s Disease at the early age of 46. It is no surprise that she has faced many challenges since then. Physical limitations, sure. But worse have been the emotional stresses and feelings of loss that come from not being able to do the things you really love to do.

I have chosen to deal with the emotions my own way — by continuing to do the things WE love to do in honor of my amazing mother. I have gained the wisdom not to take these abilities for granted, understanding now that I might not have them forever. I think of her often when I’ve hit a "wall" on a run, or just don’t feel like trying in yoga. It allows me to dig deep and gives me an innate sense of strength and helps me finish strong.

This came in particularly handy while running my first half marathon in October 2010. At the time I had never run more than 10 miles, and during training I only reached 8. You can imagine the "wall" was pretty intense — made worse by the fact that I had chosen the hardest course imaginable in the hills of West Virginia. I’m not sure I would have finished if not for the inspiration and motivation I gained while thinking of my Mom at mile 10, 11, and 12. I finished alright… and as my 3 family members cheered me on I had a great sense of accomplishment. But as the runner’s high passed and the soreness set in, I remember wishing I had truly run the race in her honor. Perhaps raising money for Parkinson’s… or at the very least had worn a t-shirt with her name on it.

It was then I made up my mind. I had to do something for the cause. However I felt a bit overwhelmed, not knowing exactly where to start. Should I organize a team for a run? Or organize a race? Do I need to start a non-profit? Who do I donate the money to? Then one day while running a small race with Beth last May I met John Brathwaite with the DC Running Club, and he proved to be an incredible resource. We decided to partner and begin planning a Run for Parkinson’s. Now the dream is coming into fruition, and the event is just over a month away! Here are the details:

    • Move4Mobility: Run for Parkinson’s
    • April 14, 2012
    • Hains Point, Washington DC
    • 8AM Start Time
    • 5K & 5 Miler – Run, walk (skip, jump… however you want to move it!)

My mom will be there on April 14th — I hope you can join us too! Register and donate at http://www.Move4Mobility.org.

What do you do to give back to causes that are close to your heart?

Weight Watchers for Athletes

Contrary to the rumors I stirred up when I first mentioned writing about this topic, there is not an official Weight Watchers for Athletes plan (that I”m aware of, at least). My intention was more to discuss how I approach Weight Watchers when training for an endurance event, and this seemed like the perfect Weight Watchers topic to discuss this week with my quickly approaching half marathon (on Saturday!!).

Before I get too deep into it, I will say this:

It is hard.

It is hard to balance the goal of weight loss or maintenance in conjunction with the goal of running an endurance event.

It is hard to control the inevitable rise in hunger levels that result from long runs.

It is hard to not feel like you can justify eating everything in sight after running double digits.

Now that we have that out of the way, I want to dive into how I tackle WW coupled with training.

My Approach

I think the big difference for me when I am training is that I really have to tune into my hunger signals, which is something that I still struggle with a lot. Pre-run, I always have a variation of the same thing – an english muffin or bagel thin or sandwich thin, with peanut butter and a banana. Depending on how much PB I have, this can be anywhere from 5-8 Pts+.

During my run, I always fuel with my GU of choice – Vanilla Bean. It is 3 pts+ per packet, and I earn 3 pts+ for 15 minutes of running. I usually only take a GU every 30-45 minutes, so I am almost always earning more Activity Points than I am taking in during my long runs.

Post-run is when I struggle the most.

As mentioned above, I have a hard time not justifying wanting to eat everything I can get my hands on, so my normal approach is to plan some good high protein options for after a run and to space them out a little bit so I can try to pay attention to my hunger signals. Some of the best ones I have found are:

    • Smoothies – Skim Milk, Banana, Strawberries, Spinach, Vanilla Extract, and peanut flour or protein powder for an extra protein kick. This can be anywhere from 2-4 pts+. One of my favorite things to do is to make a smoothie pre-run, and put it in the freezer while I’m out. This way, when I come back, it’s basically like a delicious slushie that I can eat with a spoon.
    • Eggs – I love eggs (one of the main reasons I could never go Vegan). A lot of times I’ll have an egg + cheese on an english muffin with some fruit post run. This is usually 5-6 pts+.
    • Deli Meat – I also like to have a super quick option, so I always have turkey, ham, and/or roast beef deli meat on hand. A quick sandwich with turkey, cheese, and veggies is a great option, usually in the 5-6 pt+ range.

Since these are all relatively low-point options, I can have one, two, or all three of them and not go over my points. I usually try to have something almost immediately when getting back inside after a run, and then try to wait an hour before having something else. This gives me time to make sure I am really hungry and not just eating to eat or because I feel like I “earned it”.

I do feel like it’s important to note that I cannot stick with just my daily points – I have to dip into my weeklies, activities, or both when I’m training to truly feel satisfied. My approach is to always have at least the number of activity points that I earn, but usually I go into my weeklies as well after runs depending on how I feel (and how far I went).

One technique that could work really well for athletes following Weight Watchers is the Simply Filling Technique. I don’t quite trust myself enough to follow it completely and not track, but the basic premise behind it is that you eat healthy foods until you feel satisfied, so for someone who is good at listening to their bodies and their hunger signals, this could be the perfect solution.

The last thing I will say is this… while training for an endurance even does NOT justify eating everything in sight, it clearly DOES justify eating more.

You earn a lot of Activity Points (burn a lot of calories) through running, and almost always burn more than you’re taking in while running. I think it’s important to realize that training does give you extra flexibility, and I’d be lying if I said that wasn’t part of why I do it! If there’s something that I really want (like french fries and/or nachos!!), I’m going to have it! Otherwise, I will inevitably eat everything else, and THEN what I originally wanted, and basically undo the good I did for my body.

So my question to you is this… how do you balance trying to stay healthy with the inevitable rise in hunger levels that comes from training for an endurance event or just working out in general? Do you back burner weight loss/weight maintenance while training? Whether or not you are a Weight Watcher, I’m very curious about your approach and your thought process!

Race Week: Training Update

So, as I mentioned yesterday, I am feeling pretty underprepared for the half marathon. I really slacked off on training towards the end, and didn’t make time for the long runs like I should have. I also skimped on a good amount of the speed training, and didn’t get nearly as many miles overall as I would have liked to.

I am trying not to be too hard on myself because I realize I take training more seriously and have higher expectations for myself than many people going into the race. I have heard from several people who have run 6 or 8 miles as their longest run before the big day, and I know speed training isn’t an essential part of training to be able to finish the race.

That said, I am definitely a bit disappointed that I didn’t stick with my training plan as much as I would have liked. My plan was to go up to 12 miles for training, and I only ended up doing 10 miles as my longest run. I wanted to do speed work every week for 12 weeks, and I ended up doing 9 out of 12 weeks.

Despite all the negatives, there have been some positives to training, which is what I am trying to focus on:

1.) Hills

I’ve done a much better job at doing hilly runs during training this time around. During my first two halfs, I barely did any hilly runs since I mostly ran on the treadmill. This time around, I only did my speed work on the treadmill and did my runs outside every other time. I picked hilly routes most of the time for the shorter runs and am proud of this part of training.

2.) Speedwork

While I did miss about 3 weeks in a row of speed work (tempo/interval training), I was very consistent about it during the first 2/3 of training, and I did do the hardest speedwork run this past Friday – 5 miles of intervals. I alternated between 5.5 mph (for recovery) and 7.0 mph (for speed), and while definitely difficult, I felt great afterwards and wasn’t sore one bit. I think this goes to show that I am definitely getting faster than I was, and that I have a good running base that will carry me through the half. Here’s what I looked like post 5 miles of intervals:

Intervals

Cute, I know.

3.) Cross Training

I tend to be a very all or nothing person, and during training for the first two half marathons, I really only ran 3-4 times a week and did nothing else. While I would have liked to cross train more than I did, I definitely made an attempt to do something other than running about once a week. I also consistently strength trained 1-2 times a week for most weeks during training, and I feel like I am in good, well rounded shape at the moment, which I like.

Since I am not as prepared as I wanted to be, I am readjusting my goals for the race.

My original goal was to PR and finish faster than 2:10:43 (my current PR, and a pace of 9:59). There is still a chance that I may PR, but I am not going to stress about it and instead and going to focus on going at a pace that feels good, conquering the hills one by one, and running the whole time except during water stops. I want to enjoy the race, finish strong, and appreciate my body for what it can do, rather than get caught up in exactly how fast I am going and letting my pace take away from the overall race experience.

The Week of Half Marathon: Menu Plan

This weekend, I went to the movies for the first time in ages and it was so fun! On Friday night, I went and saw Wanderlust and was pleasantly surprised. I had heard mixed reviews, but I really liked it and found myself laughing a lot throughout the entire movie. The one thing I will warn you about is there is a lot of full frontal nudity – especially male – so prepare yourself if you do decide to go see it so you’re not caught as off guard as I was! Unfortunately, the male nudity didn’t include Paul Rudd, who I find absolutely hysterical and really made the movie for me. Maybe next time!

The whole point of going to the movies on Friday (besides the fact that, you know, I like to go) was so I could get up Saturday morning and do my 11-12 mile run. When I woke up though, even after getting a great nights sleep and not drinking a sip of alcohol the night before, the last thing on earth I wanted to do was go run that far. I battled in my head for a little while, but decided to instead run (a half a mile) to the gym, do 30 minutes of intervals on the stairmaster, and then do a full body strength training routine plus lots of stretching afterwards.

I was really proud of myself for not skipping the gym all together even though I didn’t feel up for what was on my schedule, because I tend to be very all or nothing about many things in life. That said, I feel extremely undertrained for the half marathon that is somehow already this coming Saturday (!!!), but more on that later this week.

I am trying to use this week to eat really clean and abstain from drinking any alcohol until after the half. I want to really focus on drinking a lot of water, getting a lot of sleep, and eating a very whole food/unprocessed diet so that I get myself in as good of condition as I can be for the half. Here’s what’s on my menu for this week:

Breakfast Lunch Snack Dinner
Monday Savory Oats, banana Smashed Kidney Bean Wrap w/salad + greek yogurt cottage cheese w/pineapple Eggs + Toast (post WW meeting)
Tuesday English Muffin w/PB + Banana Turkey Wrap w/salad Greek yogurt + grapefruit Curried Tofu Burgers w/steamed veggies
Wednesday Oatmeal w/cottage cheese Curried Tofu Burger + veggies over greens Banana mashed w/greek yogurt + stevia Chicken Sausage w/pasta + sauce
Thursday Whole Wheat Waffles w/pb + banana Leftover chicken sausage w/pasta Popcorn + grapefruit Spicy Lentil Tacos
Friday Savory Oats w/Spinach + Cheese Spicy Lentil Taco Salad Greek yogurt + grapefruit TBD – carbs and no alcohol

 

What actor do you find funniest? And, have you seen any good movies in the theater recently?

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