I’m so sorry friends, I realize I’m the worst blogger in the world! Truly it’s just been laziness (I believe created by the horrible weather that we’ve been experiencing). So let me break down my last few days for you!
This past Sunday I ran my first half marathon. it was the Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k.
Me and my mom ran it plus my sister came up from school (she’s an hour from home) with a friend of hers and they ran it too! It was a lot of fun to have so many female, runners together, even for just one night!
I got up at 5:30, got dressed and everything together that I hadn’t the night before. I ate a honey roasted PB and banana sandwich on whole wheat toast and we were out of the driveway by 6am!
We had to park about 1/2 a mile away from the start so we got a good warm up in. The start was right outside of Browns Stadium (<3 Peyton Hillis <3) so we got to use the bathrooms in the stadium before instead of port-o-potties.
The first 5 miles were on highways and hills. It was fun to run on the highway but I very stupidly took aleve before the race so for this whole time I thought I was going to vomit. Eventually the feeling passed and the second hour flew by, was great and super fun! Especially going over the huge bridge!
Love the statues =)
During the race I had water and poweraid at every stop plus to 8 ounce bottle of water and one of gatorade I had with me. I also had 2 GU’s, I normally use beans but after this I am switching to GU’s, they just worked better for me!
My time was pretty slow but not horrible.
Monday– 45 VERY EASY elliptical, my quads were on fire, I needed and easy peasy recovery.
Tuesday- 50 min ET, some body weight work. Evening- Total conditioning group class. I went because I LOVE the teacher and PerMa was going, it kicked my butt. I have never done so many jump squats.
Wednesday– 15 min bike intervals, 35 min ET, 30 min core class.
Thursday– CRT (Cardio resistance training) group fitness class. Very fast compound strength moves for an hour so you get a full body and cardio workout.
Food! (best part)
Whole wheat toast with honey roasted PB, raspberry jam and banana
Two poached eggs on sprouted grain sesame toast with lettuce and tomato, baby carrots and everything topped with dijon
*baby carrots and dijon=new best thing EVER*
The other night we made pineapple-tofu stir fry to use veggies up. Green beans, carrots, asparagus, spinach, green pepper, onion, tofu and pineapple all stir-fryed in vegan worcestershire sauce that I found at whole foods, score!!
I had a small portion because I snacked a lot that afternoon
And fun lunchtime snack plates
Romaine with hummus, four slice tofurkey slices, leftover roast cauliflower, two pickles and pineapple chunks.
And the other day I tried my coconut milk “yogurt” for a nighttime snack
Topped with frozen pineapple chunks to make it very tropical. I now love this stuff, too overpriced but so so good!
And for a last note, my grades came out today so I wanted to brag