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Day off= Running/Food Diary Day

5 Mar

Clearly this post is just going to be an account of my training and eating today! I had today off and it was really relaxing, even with a lot of exercising and healthfulness mixed in there! This morning I woke up around 8:30 and got ready to go see Jeff at 10. We had a nice workout, warmup 1 mile run, then a torture circuit. Not really Im being a bit over dramatic, but it was harder than my workouts have seemed lately. The highlight of the day was Bosu Ball squats. I know he reads this so I shouldn’t say this because I like to mess with him, but I really enjoy new things like that. They are challenging but it feels great when you can do them, just like as my mileage increases I think wow that was hard, but it did pay off.

Before I caption this picture, I just wanted to say clearly I am a professional photographer, due to my background of mail, my nook and lysol wipes that really have nothing to do with the picture.

After my workout I went to Target I wanted to pick up some protein, and also those vitamins. Lets be honest I dont take vitamins ever, but vitamins that are gummies and have omega 3 in them yes please! The bowl is my breakfast when I got home, the Mango Chobani is in the bowl already I just figured I would give them some free advertising! :). The bowl is yogurt, honey and a handful of apple cinnamon Cheerios!

Then I was lazy and did some laundry and watched TV. I ate a salad for lunch, but it was nothing special so I did not take a picture. I have been extremely tired lately, no clue why so I ended up falling asleep. When I woke up at 3 it was time to get dressed and head out for my run.

It was nice to be outside, a bit chilly but still sunny and nice. I was still really tired, and I had picked up these while I was at target today so I popped a few in my mouth before I ran and got a nice energy boost half way through. I thought they had a great taste and will buy them again!

The cliff bars in the back are for Dan and I to bring a snacks or eat with a salad. The protein is really good and only 100 calories per serving and does not have a weird taste. The powerade energy blasts come with 5 of those packs in a box and they have quite a bit in each package, but I only needed three today.

My run was supposed to be 39 minutes, Week 3 Day 2 of Ease Into 10k, but I wanted to hit 3.5 miles, so I went 40 minutes! The nice thing about the training program is it tells you when you are half way done, and lets me know when it is time to turn around and come back. I could not take my usual route, since it is still snowy so I stuck to just roads. Overall I was really happy with the pace at 11:21 I was doing well and on pace to PR at my 5k on March 24th! I did push myself in the run, but was not overly out of breath or winded too badly!

When I got home I stretched a bit, and decided I really was not very hungry so I whipped up a protein shake in the blender for a liquid but satisfying dinner!

Two scoops EAS Lean 15 Protein Powder, 4-5 frozen strawberries, and a cup of milk!

It was yummy and good enough to fill me up! I had to find something to have after my runs as I cannot have chocolate milk right now (I gave up most unnatural sugars for lent), and apple juice (unsweetened) with glutamine was not a good call. This was great! I liked the taste and I think the strawberries helped a lot. If I can pull my butt out of bed in the mornings and get my run done, this will be my new breakfast!

 Hope everyone has a great Monday night, I will be watching Alcatraz with Dan!

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What is your favorite pre-run, during run fuel?

What is your favorite form of recovery foods, ice baths, naps?

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