Monday workout: Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 at 0’Dark:30and a 4 miler at an 8:55 pace in the evening
Tuesday workout: Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 and a 5 miler at an 8:18 pace in the evening
P and I set off on a run againon Monday(yeeee!). I finallydecided to push it a little, while not on painkillers, and see how it went. Wekept an 8:55 pace and though I had some pain, it is getting MUCH better. Tuesday I had some awesome caffeine energy so we slammed out 5 miles at an 8:18 pace. I was basically cracked out on yerba mate and excessive amounts of coffee. It felt amazing, the run not the jitters.
It’s been the pefect weather for running; cool, sunny and fresh from the recent rains. I’m not a crazy fast runner, I’d like to continue to improve my pace over time and I won’t lie, the NYC Marathon is on my bucket list, but just getting outside and running 4 miles at a decent clip felt GOOD. If June Gloom/Gray May comes again this year, I’m DONE. I will show everyone what SD is really like and the gag will be up!
After our run it was grocery shopping time. We bought a TON more groceries this week, especially fresh veggies, like enough fresh veggies to support a family of 5, I may have been overzealous. I am taking advice from the 6-pack sporting HRM and trying to make my plate ½ fruits and veggies at everymeal. I always worry about getting enough vitamins etc. and this should do the trick, right?? Or at least give me horrible bad gas :-X
Yeah, it’s like that
SO much food! Does anyone else get stressed about letting food go to waste? I looked at this mountain of perishables and had a mild heartattack. Then I remembered that giant salads are my favorite food and I was excited to whip up some new entrée salad recipes this week.
I make my salads worthy of being called a meal by adding lots of protein (meats, beans, cheeses,eggs) and a variety of fruits and veggies for flavor, usually shooting forabout 450-500 calories total before I call it a win.
I also have to eat them out of a serving type bowl because normal bowls just don’t cut it.
Let’s talk training: Shoes
Shoes: This is hard. Shoes are so individual to each runner,and I am largely into the minimalist and maybe even one day barefoot running. Ithink the most important things are proper sizing, most people buy theirrunning shoes ½ to 1 full size up, and comfort. I have wide duck feet so I have to make sure my shoes are wide. I get hot feet really easily so I also look forshoes that breathe really well to avoid the post run sausage toe shame. I find that reading the reviews on shoes givesme the best idea of what will work for me and; trial and error helps too, so look for stores that have great return policies (RoadRunner in SD offers a 90 day no questions asked worn shoe return policy and runningwarehouse is amazing as well with free overnight shipping! just FYI).
Keep track of your mileage either with a Garmin/GPS watch,online tracker like mapmyrun.com or a exercise diary and start thinking aboutnew shoes anytime between 300-450 miles depending on the type of shoe.