I’ve been such a space cadet in the kitchen lately. The other day, I confused baking soda with baking powder, and, this morning, I added cumin to my oatmeal instead of cinnamon. Where is my brain!?!
If you’re curious, there’s absolutely no way to cover-up the taste of cumin. I tried to add nutmeg, ginger, and more cinnamon to my oatmeal, but it was useless. Cumin is a STRONG flavor!! I hate to waste food, but this batch of oatmeal was inedible. It went right into the garbage. 😕
The second breakfast that I made myself was a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, raisins, and chia seeds on top.
On the side, I had a juicy tangerine.
And iced coffee with eggnog.
Not only did I complete my longest run ever over the weekend, but I have officially entered my taper! I’ve been training hard for 4 months, so now I will take the next few weeks getting my body ready for the marathon.
According to my TNT coach, the taper is not a time to try to “add” in extra miles. Basically, what is done is done and the majority of my training is behind me. Now, it’s time for some nice easy runs, a few longer runs, and lots of stretching and icing. The end goal is a rested body before the race. Our coach shared this article from Runner’s World that has some good taper tips.
Our next long run is a 15-miler, which Mal and I plan to do on Christmas Eve day in our hometown. We’ve never done a long run there, so it’ll be a nice change of scenery.
Feel Great Weight
With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, I thought this post would be helpful: 5 Tricks to Silence the Holiday Food Pushers.
Question of the Day
This one is for the runners:
What are your taper tips?
Any advice, insights, words of wisdom are greatly appreciated. I need all of the help I can get!