Started the day with a very breezy, windy, and cold run at 4:45am. I kept it small so I don’t tire myself out for the 5K on Saturday…
I did 1.62 miles at a 9:17/mi…..I could feel the difference when I was running, I knew I was going much faster than normal. Not sure if it was to hurry up and get out of the wind that was trying to blow me backwards or what, but it felt great!
I was super happy that I got some speed in there, and I think I will be good for the 5K. Next I will start making 3 miles my regular distance and work up to 4.5-5 miles this month for my long run. I had the usual eats for the morning (again, a creature of habit) but this time I added the Chia Seeds to my overnight oats, it made them more filling!! I really liked the difference and will be making them a new staple! I also added some peanut flour…not sure if I use it the same as PB2…anyone know how much to use to make a nice l’il spat of buttah?
I started the IBS meds today! Those intestinal bacteria must have been insulted because they didn’t really bother me for the rest of the day!
It was a super busy day and so when I got home all I really wanted was to come home and have some breakkie for dinner. It was cold and gloomy outside, I was hoping to get some good eats before Yoga Meltdown so I set to work on
dinner breakkie right away! I whipped up some Whole Grain Flax pancakes with 75% dark choco pieces, egg beaters, and two veggie links. Very satisfying…I didn’t even feel hungry or ‘snacky’ for the rest of the night!
The really exciting part of the day came when Eric got home from work early!!! Gavin had been difficult so I couldn’t get my yoga done, so when 8:00 came I knew that I would do it tomorrow (swapping my days off from exercise). Not only did the Hub come home early (30 minutes is a lot when you don’t see them all day) he had packages!!! I got my Bondi Bands!!!! Just in time to wear my mantra for the 5K:
Then I got this second one to wear on my trail runs with WOOT! I think it is pretty cute!!!
I also got my little Valentine’s gift (it took forever to get here), it shows how much my Hub is in tune with me and my addictions (wanting chocolate without the calories)! This is meant to be a joke, but I might have to give these a try!
Oh the things people come up with to appease us chocoholics!!! Overall, it was a pretty chill night with goodies and fun with the fam! Now I am off to bed to read for a bit before drifting into la la land!! Here’s hoping for a great Thursday!!!
What cool new things have you seen or tried? Do you repeat mantras or mentally motivate yourself while working out? What is your comfort food?