What a busy past couple of weeks it’s been! I’ve been to Chicago and Cedar Rapids twice. Somewhere between Grinnell and Joliet I misplaced my motivation and will power. Between the amount of food and drinks, mixed with my need for sleep, I’ve dropped the ball on a number of my training runs. Granted, it’s during tapering, but there is a plan for a reason. At this point, I’m hoping the few short (and slow) runs this week, along with my positive attitude 🙂 will pull me through 26.2 miles on Sunday! I can’t believe it’s almost here!
Good news! My motivation and will power has returned. Maybe all I needed was a weekend visiting family and a lot of food to remind me how uncomfortable it is to stuff myself. 🙂
Check out some of the feast(s)! (That’s right…there was more than one. Three actually!)
Believe me…that was only the half of it!
Today I got back on track and can you believe it, I made it through the day without a bite of chocolate. I might be addicted…I probably thought about it 200 times today. I’ll treat myself to some tomorrow as a reward.
I started out with a 6 mile run. The weather was great and without paying too much attention to my pace, I ended up with an 8:31 minute pace per mile…not too shabby!
Breakfast was a bunch of fruit. Grapes, banana, and then an apple mid-morning. Of course my daily cup of tea. Today was Tazo China Green Tips.
Lunch was my usual salad. My black beans went old in the fridge, so I stuck with red pepper, corn, and salsa. Simple but delicious.
As usual I had my Larabar for a snack. And A LOT of water since I need to start hydrating for Sunday!
Dinner was some left over vegetable lasagna from last week. It definitely didn’t look as good today, so here’s a look at the dish right out of the oven…something that didn’t make it onto the blog. Thanks Aunt Linda (or should I say LS)!
Well, it’s past my bedtime. I’m up for another run in the morning…if it’s not raining that is. 🙂