After some moaning and groaning after my post this morning, I caught up on a few blogs and then told myself to get out there and run/walk.
I was, and still am, excited about getting back to being a runner. This morning I just felt a little achy and remembered that I still have another 7 weeks of this program until my body will be geared up for consistent 3 mile runs. Le sigh…
Once I got out on the road, I felt great. No, actually I felt pretty awesome. I ran in a different direction today and discovered a whole new park that I didn’t know I lived near! After my workout (Week 1/Day 3, can be seen on my Training page) I walked to a local organic food store to pick up some bread and some chocolate protein powder.
I had this in mind for my post-run/lunch:
The smoothie contained:
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 to 1 cup strawberries (half frozen, half not)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 package Spiru-Tein Chocolate Flavored Whey Protein Powder (~100 calories)
It was delicious.
Afterwards, I cleaned my apartment like a mad woman. Sometimes it just feels good to clean every. single. thing. in your apartment/house from top to bottom. It’s like a living space detox…er…sort of.
A few hours later, post-cleaning, I put together a few shrimp with a vegetable mix and ate them along with a Trader Joe’s veggie burger on top of a slice of whole grain bread, with 1/4 ripe avocado and some hummus. You already know it was awesome, so I won’t brag…
And now, for the ANNOUNCMENT.
**I was thinking that since I’d like to increase my readership a little and everyone wants free stuff/healthy food products) that I’m going to ask all of you to post either a short motivational fitness story, or tell me what you do that most effectively motivates you for a workout. So, go ahead…start talkin’ **
Oh, and the reward (to the randomly generated winner) will be a hodge podge mix of healthy products…most likely including some protein powder samplers, chia seeds, etc.
Well, why are you still reading? C’mon, get typin’