After breakfast this morning, I headed out to tackle a speed workout for my half marathon training. Sadly, it never happened.
As I started out on my run, my hamstrings felt really tight, like an almost painful soreness. Usually, a mile warm-up and some stretching loosens me right up, and I’m good to go, but no matter what I did this morning, my hamstrings just hurt. I even felt a weird sharp pain a couple of times when I tried to increase my pace, so I nixed my speed workout and slowly jogged for 2.5 miles. Better than nothing, right? Oh, well. The bad runs definitely make you appreciate the good ones!
How do you know when it’s time to call it quits with a workout?
After my run, I stretched for a good long time and then whipped up lunch, which was ham and melted cheddar on a toasted English muffin with a side salad topped with truffle oil and truffle salt. Delish. I’m loving truffle salt on veggies lately!
The second part of my lunch was a smoothie made with fresh strawberries, chopped frozen kale, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, and a squirt of strawberry-banana smoothie supplement for some added omega-3s.
Three Questions Thursday
It’s Thursday again! Here’s the next edition of Three Questions Thursday!
On your weight loss page of your blog, you said you lost 25 pounds. What was a typical day of eating and exercise like for you?
When I was losing weight, a typical day of eating and exercise was pretty much the same as it is today. I still eat between 1,800 – 2,200 calories per day and exercise 4-6 days a week. For me, losing those pounds wasn’t just a diet. I really tried to make lifestyle changes that I could implement in the long-term. For what worked for me, check out my weight loss tips.
I am dying to try a Marylou’s coffee when my husband and I are in Boston for the marathon next month. When I go to their locations on their website it lists them by community name and has an individual map for each location but not one big map that shows where they are all layed out. I don’t know any of the community names so am not sure where they’re at relative to where we’ll be. Any suggestions on how to find the closest one?
Sadly, there aren’t any Marylou’s locations in downtown Boston, so you’ll need to drive, but the closest location really isn’t that far out of the city. The Quincy Marylou’s is just off Exit 8 on Route 93 S, so it’d probably take you 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic. I promise it’s worth the effort!
I love your blog and read everyday, but I’m wondering do you blog everything you eat each day or are some snacks left out?
For the most part, I blog all of my meals during the week. Some of them go unaccounted for on the weekends, but only because I try to give myself a little break from blogging then. As for snacks and random bites of food, they sometimes go undocumented on CNC—mostly because I’m just too lazy to snap a photo and blog about it. For instance, I’ll usually snack on veggies and hummus while I cook dinner, but I rarely ever take a photo of it. So, when you’re reading CNC, just know that not everything I eat in a day is shown.