Howdy to ya and Happy Wednesday!! I’m running Crawlin’ Crab Half Marathon October 5th so this week, I’m gearing back up with some longer runs (even mid week longish runs…oh my!), also focusing on hitting THAT speed! What’s THAT speed? Well, to be more specific (and also completely throwing my hopeful intentions out there), it’s my goal pace for the race. What’s my goal pace? Well, my goal time is 1:35.50 (or really anything under 1:36), so that would leave my pace around 7:18. Can I do it? I hope (and I say this with a big smile)!! Hehe!! Yep, a big, bright smile! DING! Can you see how white my teeth are? Ha, thanks! I’ve been using this new organic cinnamon stuff and it’s totally awe…well, anyways, you don’t want to hear about my new, yummy mouthwash, or do you? Next post (maybe)…
Over the past few months, I’ve realized that running hard runs has everything to do with proper nutrition. It really does. Despite your experiences with this issue, whether you eat a thousand pieces of chocolate candy before a run (ohhh yum, I love chocolate candy) or eat the most perfectly balanced diet you could ever create, that’s great!! I’m a firm believer in living your life like you want to and NOT feeling guilty for indulging in the pleasures of life, like a huge piece of chocolate cake or even a gigantic bowl of potato chips after a long, hard day. We all live our lives the best way we can and sometimes (after that looooong day), a peanut butter cupcake makes us feel waaaay better than a gigantic, steaming bowl of broccoli (with no cheese may I add). True?
I hold this truth to be, well, true.
O-K, so I definitely have been enjoying my time whipping up batches of homemade this and that, like cheesy kale chips (you see, cheese is the best), protein bars, power smoothies, vegetarian pizzas, sweet baby carrots, and much more. It’s so fun to find delicious recipes that really encompass your favorite foods and it’s additionally exciting to add your own touch to these dishes with herbs and spices. That’s my favorite! I love seasoning things! I would season myself if I could! Just kidding!
I’ve had some great workouts lately and truly (there’s that word again), I attribute it to better nutrition. Trust me, I still treat myself to delicious pastries and more, but I find balance. Balance is key.
I love these foods:
1} Chia seeds & sunflower seeds
3} Black beans
4} Blueberries & grapes
5} Organic peanut butter & honey
6} Red peppers & cherry tomatoes
7} Whole wheat crackers & pepper jack cheese
8} Oatmeal & strawberries
9} Kale & spinach
10} Green tea (Honestly, this tea is the greatest. No sugar! All green baby!!)
What are you loving lately? What are some of your favorite foods?
Have a sweet day!! XOXO!!!