Hi gang! Last night by the time I hit the couch to watch a bit of TV before bed I was pooped. We watched 2 periods of a Pens game and had a glass of wine with it.
And I also munched on a few dark chocolate chips, probably 10. By 11pm I was passing out and headed right up to bed. The wind had picked up considerably by this point and I was hoping it wouldn’t interfere with my sleep! The wind has been crazy here this winter. Thankfully it did not keep me from sleeping and I slept well!
I got up this morning at 7:30 to snow. Boo! And then it started snowing harder, double boo! I got Rocky taken care of and thankfully he did not dilly dally on his potty run this morning because it was cold and windy outside. I came in and made some oats. YaY oats!
Standard oats with 1 TBSP of ground flax and a small scoop of vanilla whey mixed in. Mix-ins were super simple, cranberries and some dark chocolate PB. Along with morning coffee which was A-mazing this morning.
I started planning out some blog stuff because there’s a bunch of things I want to do! And started also looking at training programs because I need to get moving. I’ve decided to just go balls in and sign up for both races. I’m glad I stumbled across the 1/2 because I knew I did not want to wait until October to run my first one. Hopefully the Oct. one will either be my 2nd or 3rd by that point if I like doing 1/2s. My goal is to just finish the race and also test the distance running waters. See if it’s something I like and that my body likes. But that means I need to get started training ASAP! So I need to put together a plan (a hybrid of some I’ve seen) and start plotting out my miles and get routes figured out.
Lunch today was easy peasy. I had some curry soy nuggets that I picked up at the grocery store prepared foods section over the weekend. I heated it up and added in some chopped spinach. Stuff it into 1/2 a wheat pita. In the middle is a sliced pear, leftover bbq chick peas and also a smoothie.
- 2C orange juice
- Frozen mango
- Frozen peaches
- Frozen blueberries
- 1 carrot
- 1 kale leaf stemmed
- 1 banana
Blended till smooth and it made an amazing smoothie! I’m wondering how to fit these smoothies into my diet. I love them and my body loves them and Scott loves them! I just feel good drinking them, it’s like my soul is smiling. However, I’m wondering if it’s adding extra calories and sugars I don’t need. I’m pretty good with making sure I get veggies and fruit in during the day. My smoothies are mostly fruit with an orange juice base. Plus I have fruit at lunch (or at least always try to have fruit at lunch). Would adding a smoothie be too much extra fruit and sugars (from the fruit)? I had thought about making one before my runs in the morning to have as my fuel source. Would that be a better idea? Should I consider a soymilk based one? Mostly I’m just trying to toss around ideas and see how smoothies/juice can be better incorporated into my diet.
Okay guys I have some major stuff that I need to get done on this end so I better get moving!