My training cycle for my next goal race (a half marathon at the end of May) starts in 9 days. I’m going to switch things up a bit and just run easy for the next 9 days. I’m not sure if this has any physiological benefits, but I’m thinking it will recharge me mentally and get me super excited for the hard training if I lay off hard efforts for a little over a week. So I’m heading out for an easy 4-5 miles after breakfast.
I’ve been on a huge avocado kick lately. I get in random moods where I want to eat one food all the time, and I love avocados and eat them fairly regularly anyway, but lately I’ve been wanting to put them on everything. Two nights ago, Joe fell asleep super early so I was on my own for dinner and didn’t feel like making my planned Indian meal to eat by myself so I had soup and grilled cheese instead, because I’m five.
I repainted my nails five minutes after I ate because I hated how chipped they were in this picture.
Yup, I put the avocado in my grilled cheese. Add some sauteed onions in there too, it’s delicious. And a little garlic. You know when Phoebe calls Monica’s food “pretentious comma garlicky” (yes I had to spell it out, that’s how she says it in the show if you’re not a fanatic like me)? Well, that’s my food. If you can’t taste garlic in every bite, I didn’t cook it. I get asked what the secret to my yummy Thanksgiving potatoes are…unless you REALLY want to know that there are three entire bulbs of garlic in there, don’t ask.
And last night, I decided I was in the mood to be healthy (which is always easier after an easy run than after a long run/speedwork somehow).
Yes, my plate is half veggies. It’s a miracle. Plus quinoa, avocado (obviously), and a crusted fishcake.
I’m so glad so many of you are in for our contest! I’m beginning my push-up/pull-up training today and we shall see how that goes. My plan is to do 50 push-ups (split up into 2-3 sets) and 2-3 sets of 8-10 assisted pull-ups 3 times this next week. I’ll increase the number of push-ups every week and try to decrease the amount of “assistance” on my pull-ups every week until I can do one unassisted. I’ll let you all know if I make any progress at all on the pull-up front. I’m hoping I can at least crush the push-up portion though so I don’t fail my own challenge! And stay tuned, I’ve gotten some good news regarding giveaways so I’ll be revealing those in the next week or two 🙂
Are you currently on a training plan? If not, are you starting one soon?
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