I couldn’t decide what I wanted for breakfast yesterday morning, so I had a little bit of everything: toast with sunflower butter and banana slices, Greek yogurt with cereal and more banana slices, and a glass of iced coffee with almond milk. I love meals with a bunch of different tastes—they keep my taste buds happy!
After breakfast, I did some work and then headed out for my first half marathon training run. I’m running the ZOOMA Half Marathon in Annapolis on June 1, so I “officially” started my “training” yesterday.
After my 4-mile run on Sunday, I realized I’m in no shape to run a half marathon, so I sat down and created a little 10-week training plan to get me ready to run 13.1 miles. Ok, my training plan actually isn’t much of training plan at all, which is why I put “training” in quotation marks in the previous paragraph. You see, every time I make a training plan for a half marathon, I either end up injuring myself or having a flare, so I’m taking a much more relaxed approach this time. Basically, my plan is to do one long run each week with CrossFit, short runs, and yoga mixed in. It’s not like I’m out of shape, so I don’t think I need to whip my butt into gear, but my body is definitely not ready to run a half marathon. Adding a long run each week (I’m using the ZOOMA Half Marathon Training Plan) and keeping up with my other workouts should help me cross the finish line on race day, no problem!
Yesterday was a beautiful day for a run. The temps were in the upper 40s/low 50s with tons of sunshine and a light breeze. It really was the perfect weather for a run, and it made me so happy. Spring has sprung!
I planned to run 7 miles, but when I got to mile 3, I received a call from the delivery company, who was bringing our new (impulsively purchased) refrigerator, saying they were about 10-15 minutes away. Their call came 45 minutes before the two-hour window they were expected to arrive. Crap. I told them I was out running and would get home as quickly as possible, and then moved my little legs as fast as they would carry me 3 miles home.
When I finally arrived at my house (totally out of breath and flustered), I apologized profusely to the delivery guys for making them wait. Thankfully, they didn’t seem to mind at all. (They were drinking coffee and listening to music in the truck.) They told me they actually saw me running about 2 miles from my house and should have picked me up. Haha!
While the guys unpacked our new fridge, I took everything out of our old fridge and said goodbye.
I can’t say I was too sad to see it leave. It leaked water the whole way out of the house!
Hello, new refrigerator! Welcome to your new home!
(Please note the pug tail photo bomb. Haha!)
Once I organized our new fridge (it’s so pretty inside), I whipped up a quick lunch, which was Cheesy Couscous with Chicken and Spinach. It was so delicious!
Health News & Views
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Questions of the Day
Are you currently training for a spring race? If so, what’s your goal for it?
Anyone running the ZOOMA Half in Annapolis?
P.S. Just wanted to share another cool event coming to the Boston area: On Saturday, April 6th C2 Pilates will be hosting PINKBARRE, an event in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. The event will kick off with 3 classes in their Dedham location (9am, 10:15am, 11:30am), followed by 3 classes at their South Boston location (11:30am, 12:45pm, 2pm) and ending with a soiree event from 7-9:30pm in their new South Boston BARREroom. Sign up here or email tori@c2pilates for more info.