Sometimes, I feel like I live under a rock.
Example 1: Until the other day, I never knew about Athlinks.com. Athlinks.com is a race results database for running, triathlon, cycling, biking, swimming, and adventure racing. Basically, if you want to look up your past race results, you can find them all here. You can also
stalk find other people’s times. I actually found a couple of races that I ran in 2003 and 2004 that I forgot about.
Example 2: Kodiak Cakes. How did I not know about their deliciousness?! I’ve seen them on other blogs in the past, but I just thought they were some healthy pancake mix. Ok, well, they are a healthy pancake mix, but I already make healthy pancakes at home, so I didn’t really pay attention to them. Well, Kodiak Cakes are even easier to make– all you need to do is add water.
A few weeks ago, a couple of boxes of Kodiak Cakes randomly showed up on my doorstep. I have no idea how the Kodiak Cakes people got my address, but I’m glad that they sent me some to try. I’m a big fan. They taste great and all you have to do is add water! (I know, I already mentioned that once, but it’s the best part!)
After lunch, I got my run on. Here’s today’s workout from my coach:
2 mile E, stretch
leg swings, 2 * buttkicks, heelkicks, carioca
1 mile E: include shuffles:2*20 meters and 2 strides during run
ice skaters:2*20 jumps, fsh:1*50 sec
Seems a little confusing, right? Luckily, my coach has an “exercise decoder” on his website that helps with the abbreviations and jogs my memory. He showed me all of the drills in person when we first met, but I sometimes forget.
Mmmm… today’s lunch was awesome! I finally made Mama Pea’s Mmmm Sauce that the blog world as been raving about— and for good reason. That sh*t is GOOD!!! I didn’t have curry, so I used cumin, but it still turned out reall well.
I covered my salad in Mmmm Sauce and then added it to my open-face ham and Swiss cheese sandwich. Holy amazing. You’ll definitely see more of this sauce on my blog!
After lunch, I enjoyed a sweet snack. I made these babies last night and let them chill in the refrigerator overnight. Delish!
Sweet & Salty Orbs of Deliciousness
- 1 cup salted mixed nuts
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
- Press mixture into balls and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
Makes approximately 10 delicious orbs
Three Questions Thursday
Here’s the next edition of Three Questions Thursday !
I am looking into buying a Garmin and know that you use the Forerunner 305.
I am debating which one to get and have been looking into this one but it seems very bulky and I have very small wrists. What are your thoughts on it?
I absolutely love my Garmin 305 and can’t run long distances without in now. The only drawback, however, is its size. The 305 is sort of big and clunky on my wrist, but once I strap it on and start running, I don’t even notice it. I know there are smaller models out there, so if size is a concern, I’d definitely check out other options. Garmin makes some great products!
I’m thinking about signing up to fun my first marathon. I’ve run a half marathon and a bunch of other races, but how do I know if I am ready to run a marathon?
I was in the exact same position when I registered to run my first marathon. Being ready to run a marathon is different for everyone. Runner’s World recently featured an article called “What’s Your Goal: Finish My First 26.2” which I think you will find helpful and answer a lot of your questions.
Here’s what Susan Paul, M.S., exercise physiologist and coach for the Track Shack Foundation in Orlando, said about being ready to start training for a marathon:
You need to have logged at least three to five miles three to four times a week for a minimum of about 12 months. This “base” conditions tendons and ligaments and prepares them for long runs.
The article also includes a First-Timer’s Marathon Training Plan that uses a gradual buildup, speedwork, and goal-paced runs to get you fit and safely cross the finish line. The entire article is super helpful to first-time marathoners. I definitely recommend checking it out!
I love your Skinny Piña Colada! I drank them all weekend long! Do you have any more low calorie drink recipes that you could share with me?
It’s funny you ask because I have a post in the works with some of my favorite low-calorie cocktails. Keep a look out for it later today!
Question of the Day
Do you ever feel like you live under a rock? If so, please share a fun/funny example!