8 easy miles filled with reading on the treadmill.
I am reading In The Water They Can’t See You Cry by Amanda Beard (Olympic medalist in swimming.. her first Olympics were at the age of 14) and wow… it is pretty eyeopening. She is so open and real about all of her struggles over the years and how she overcame them. It is crazy how I just assume these huge superstars have it all put together but reading about what was really going on in her life and how she overcame these things is really interesting to me. EVERYONE is dealing with something no matter how perfect their lives seem to be from the outside.
Pretty sure we all need to start wearing these run fast shirts at races from here on out.
The Brookers and I came home after my run and put together a quick and delicious smoothie. Brooke was okay with me sharing with her for about 2 seconds and then I had to go make another one for me.
Brooker’s Favorite Smoothie Lately:
5.3 oz container of Stonyfield Vanilla Greek Yogurt (we have tried the plain flavor for this smoothie too and that is also delicious)!
1 tbsp almond butter (I love the TJ’s one and I am sure you could use whatever nut butter you want in this)
3-4 ice cubes
1/3 cup Stonyfield milk
1 frozen banana (I always have a few bananas stocked up in my freezer at all times!)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chia seeds
(Tomorrow we are going to experiment with some spinach thrown in… I’ll let you know how it goes:)
Over the years (through trial and error) I have learned more and more about how important nutrition is for my training. Making sure I take in quality calories after a workout is ESPECIALLY important and more than ever I have been paying attention to that. Part of my Boston training this year (I am setting some big ((for me)) goals for this race) is really focusing in on my diet. I have been trying to eat at home WAY more than I was before and lowering (not get rid of… just eat it less often) my sugar/treat intake. Small and simple changes are going to make a huge impact on my training this next year. I am nowhere near perfect but I am working on it:)
Brooke has been begging to hang out with ducks lately so we made sure to include them in our schedule today.
Two things about lunch:
-Brooke and I have been cruising through these turkey burgers from Costco. Picked up some more today.
-Lately I have been washing my sweet potatoes and then rubbing them in coconut oil before baking them or putting them in the crockpot or oven… TRY THIS ASAP… it takes sweet potatoes to the next level of goodness.
A reader sent me a picture of these amazing socks. I feel like if I wore them I would think about donuts at least 400 times a day.
Saw this on Pinterest last night when I should have been sleeping and loved it:
I hope your Tuesday is going awesome so far and if it isn’t, I am sure a good run will help:)
Disclosure: As a Stonyfield ambassador, I am being compensated. All opinions are always my own!
Socks on or off when you sleep?
-I think I am abnormal and LOVE to wear socks when I sleep.
I haven’t heard about what your workouts have been for at least a few days… what did you do today for your workout?
What are you reading right now? Would you recommend it?
What has been your post run meal lately?