Hello OHCers! Happy Thursday to you! If that seems overly joyous it’s because I got 9hours of sleep last night. Old lady Andrea was asleep by 9pm last night.
Scott and I watched a little bit of TV and by 8pm I headed up to bed to read for a bit. While watching TV, I had three mini-eggs. I love mini-eggs. I read for about an hour and then lights out. It was glorious.
I could have still slept a little bit longer but got up at 6am and started my day. I got Rocks taken care of and it was a lot warmer this morning than it was yesterday and Tuesday. It did feel a little bit like rain though. I came back and checked my mail and did some bloggy stuff and then it was time for my run. 1/2 a Zbar before heading out. Hello 30F and only having to wear one pair of pants! That was a nice feeling for sure. I busted out 4.5 miles and was wondering about the increase in cloud coverage. As far as I know we aren’t supposed to get any rain today.
I had some CS and then did some yoga stretches. I picked my favorite stretches from the gentle hatha 1 segment and do those a little bit longer and deeper. I love stretching after my run! Then I woke up Scotters and got started on breakfast. But first look at the excitment!
I got a package in the mail! I won a contest over at Bobbi’s and my wins were some new nut butters. They arrived yesterday but the delivery guy didn’t ring the bell. I heard something “thunk” down on my stoop last night but we get a paper on Wednesday nights so I just assumed it was that. Next time I’ll make sure to look! Bobbi, can you send me the email of the rep so I can thank her?
I decided to have some butter toffee PB in my oatbran this morning. Butter toffee? Hell yes I’m all over that. Regular oatbran with a small sprinkling of cranberries and crushed walnuts this morning. YUM! And the butter toffee is really good. Not too sweet and doesn’t ovepower the PB.
After breakfast I took Rocky out for his walk. The increasing wind and clouds made me nervous that it might rain soon, so I wanted to get his walk done. We busted one out and didn’t get stuck in the rain. I looked at the forecast for the rest of the week and oh my it’s supposed to be warm! Like upper 60s warm. :o Running capris here I come!
Lunch was easy peasy today, fruit and veggies.
- Sunflower and pumpkin seeds
- Sliced almonds
- Blueberry bear naked granola
Drizzled with fig balsamic and oil. In the middle is sliced carrot, celery, and roasted veggie kashis with spicy hummus. Mmm! And a big blue smoothie!
- 2C orange juice
- 1.5 kale leaves, stemmed
- 1 banana
- Frozen peachs
- Frozen pineapple
- Frozen blueberries
So yummy and I love taking in fruits that way.
After I signed up for the 1/2 in May, I went to the 10K website to sign up for that race. I thought the race was at the end of this month, however it turns out that it’s April 19th which is just two weeks before the 1/2. I wasn’t sure if I should sign up for it or not. People usually taper for races the week of but since this will be my first time logging in any serious distance I don’t know if I’ll need to taper earlier. And because of that, I wasn’t sure if the 10K would be too much right before the 1/2. I’m still thinking it over and trying to figure out what a good approach would be by that point.
I’ve decided to create a training schedule combining the Runner’s World routine and the Hal Higdon routine. I have purchased the Shred DVD and should receive that tomorrow. I’m hoping that will help with the conditioning and strength part of the training.
Rose and I have become running buddies. Since neither one of us has done this before it helps to talk to someone going through the same thing. No worries, I’m still going to be posting running and training updates because I think I’ve done lost my mind.