Welp. Let me just say.. Max is SUPER sore from yesterday’s run. Unable to walk kinda sore! hahahahahhaha its SO FUNNY!
Anywho, moving on. Lately, I have been trying to switch up what I have been having for breakfast. I usually resort to oatmeal, french toast, and overnight oats – so basically “sweet” things. I want to start adding more protein at breakfast, less sugar and then see how I am feeling.
I give you… 1 piece of toast, a clementine, and an egg with swiss chard.
Max and I have been making super yummy meals too. Usually I prepare the grains and greens and he does the meat (if we have meat). We don’t eat meat everyday. Generally 2-3 times a week.
This is some millet with caramelized onions and swiss chard (delicious!) & chicken stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and feta – um YUM. So good.
In other news, I have decided to add a training page! Which you can check out HERE! But just to make it super simple for you today, I am adding everything into this post. Amy and I are training for The Comox Half Marathon on March 24 which we are super excited about! Just so that we can keep track of our daily distance/time I will be sharing our runs with you! Starting with today’s run. Sunday is always our long run day, Monday’s and Friday’s are off days, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s are intervals (ew, ew, yuck, I really dislike those days), Wednesdays are either hills or steady runs, and finally Saturday is always a shorter/steady run as well.
Clearly Saturday is our favourite day to run Anywho, so onto today.Sunday: Distance: 13km Time: 1hr 20min Overall run:I wasn’t feeling so great during the first half of the running. Stomach was achy, a little tired and sluggish. But after we hit 6.5km, we took a quick walking break, and then I was feeling awesome! Loved it! Knees are aching now so it looks like I will have to be investing in a new pair of running shoes! (FUN!) Time of day: Hit the pavement at 16:00
Running is a really weird thing, you know. There is so much to think about and factor in before a long run especially. Here are some thoughts that go through my head as I am running/before I run/after I run:What should I eat before I run? How many hours will I need in order to make sure my food is properly digested? Should I tape up my feet so that I don’t get blisters or will I be ok today? Am I breathing right so I don’t get a cramp (especially up hills)? I am hydrated? Too hydrated? Am I wearing deodorant? I think I need to stretch, or can I just suck it up a little longer? Gosh that cramp hurts, but do I need to stop or can I go on a little while longer? BREATHE DEEPER. Oh man that hill is so big, I HATE HILLS. I wish my legs were as long as Amy’s – she is running real speeeeedddyyy right about now. You got this. Why do I have a cramp, all I had before my run was a banana..and that was TWO hours ago. Shouldn’t have worn a jacket, too hot, too sweaty, I want to rip it off and throw it on the side of the street. My gloves are annoying me. Uhhhhh, finally done and I feel like a million bucks! Thank you endorphins. To the man walking towards us: “if you only knew how far we just ran, you’d be impressed” Because we stop at Caffe Fantastico: Omg this coffee will taste so good. SOO GOOD. I deserve that. I love CREAM.
Alrighty, enough of that. But it’s true! Those are just some of this things I say to myself before, during, and after a run.
Here’s a little something about running. Inappropriate language does happen, but I am warning you!
Oh, and I finally tasted our Almost Vegan Brownies. They are so good. Beyond good. Fluffy, not too dense, no too sweet, rich chocolatey flavour and 100% delicious. Brittany, you need to make them and I promise you won’t be disappointed this time around!