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Good Food as of Late…

Here are my eats today:

Breakfast: Oatmeal and flax Pancake topped with Warmed Berries & Cinnamon. (Steamy!)

A Chai Tea Latte and some Banana Chips In-between.

Lunch: High Fiber 100% Whole Wheat Tortillas with All Natural Ham, Alfalfa Sprouts, Tomatoes. Spicy Vegetable Stir-fry on the side.

Just throwin’ some good eats up there. Enjoy!

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Busy, Busy, Busy.

SO. I’ve been pretty busy as of late.  Winter break was fun but I guess life is called “life” for a reason, right; time to go back to studying non-stop. Hah!

So why don’ I just do a recap of this entire week?

Monday I had a GREAT workout in my Newtons.  It was a 6×3 minute, with a 20 minute warm-up and 20 minute-cool down. roughly 9.5 Miles or so?

I also received an entire loaf of PANERA WHOLE GRAIN bread from a good friend! (Isn’t it gorgeous?)  It’s so so good toasted with some peanut butter or just used as sandwich bread.  You can even make it into cinnamon french toast!

Tuesday was an easy 60 with 4 strides at the end.  It was -16 Degrees Out. Brrr.  This meant two pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves, a face mask, and uhh…how many layers was I wearing?

Wednesday I had a two-a-day.  The morning run was negative temperatures outside but still managed to squeeze in around 5.5 Miles.  The afternoon run was a little more relaxed, did about 4.5 or 5 miles there and 4×100 strides.

Thursday I could NOT run outside.  The windchill brought the temperature down to -40 degrees for most of the day so I did a modified hill workout on the treadmill 🙂 this was about 70 minutes total, average 7:30/mi pace.

Recovered with my Homemade Banana-Chocolate Vivanno

1 banana, 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 scoop chocolate whey, 1 c. skim milk, 1 tsp. instant coffee granules (and opt: 1/2 tsp. cinnamon)

Today (Friday), same deal as yesterday.  Windchill of -40 (how long is this going to go on???).  SO I did about 4.5 miles on the treadmill, 7:45/mi pace with 4×100 strides at the end.

And a few random other food pics from the week….

I’ll try to post a little more often, but if you don’t hear from me for a while, I’m probably somewhere under a pile of books!

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Rest, Recovery, Food.

Don’t those three go so well together? I took a nap. I ran a little. And I ate!

RUN: A much needed RECOVERY RUN after the progressive tempo yesterday. Legs are still feeling sore but what can you do? 7.01 Miles (7:35/mi pace on hilly terrain, 7:30/mi pace on flat terrain)

Conditions: Very snowy and slick, but warm. I’d say it was the upper 30’s.

EAT:

Snack: My attempt at an Oatmeal “Cookie”…which fell apart when flipped. PS: Anyone have a good recipe for something like this? Where you make it in a skillet but don’t blend the oats. I’m not even going to SHARE what I did. It was a disaster (a good-tasting disaster at least)

My actual breakfast: Pumpkin Oatmeal (Two eggs on the side, already eaten.)

Mid-morning snackage was my homemade Chai Tea Latte (prev. post), and a piece of Flax Toast with Peanut Butter and cinnamon.

Had lunch, which was an open-faced sammy with all-natural ham and american cheese on it. A handful of dry kashi heart to heart… obsession?, Some strawberries, and a large Cameo Apple!

After the run, I stretched out and cooled off with this frothy guy:

I will always stand by this recovery shake when I don’t NEED to use Endurox, aka, almost every run. My Endurox is still sitting in the cabinet have un-drank and I really never have found myself truly needing to “recover” with it.

Chocolate Berry Recovery Smoothie

1/2 C. frozen berries (or more)

1-2 Tbsp Honey (depending on sweetness of the berries)

1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

1 C. Skim Milk (Soy or 2% makes it creamier, so whatever I have on hand)

1/2 Scoop Protein Powder (Whey, Soy, Whatever)

4 Ice Cubes

I throw this all in my magic bullet-type blender and it comes out great every time. For more carbs, I’ll throw in random fruit juices or a frozen banana when I feel up to it. I also like substituting chocolate milk instead of skim milk when I need something extra creamy.

Well, tomorrow starts the new semester schedule so we’ll see how it goes! And here’s a little quote to give us a strong kick into the next semester.

So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.
Og Mandino

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Sorry, friends.

I have not been keeping up with the meticulous blogging! School just started again today and so begins the life of school, run, eat, sleep.

RUN: 60 Minute Progressive Tempo Run.

Start @ 8:00/mi pace.

End @ 6:00/mi pace. (Built over 1 HR)

Distance: 9 Miles?

Now that school started I’m back into the normal eating routine as well.

B: Oatmeal with Flaxseed and plenty of Cinnamon. Two Eggs. Strawberries.

S: 1 Kashi TLC Honey Almond Flax Bar. Yum!

L: Is always a good ol’ Ham sandwich, this time on Sprouted Wheat. Some baby carrots. A Cameo Apple.

Before my RUN, I had a delicious GIANT Potbelly’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie. Good fuel, I’m tellin’ you guys. (Have you guys seen these things? Probably the size of my hand…soft and moist too!)

Went on the hour+ progressive tempo with the iPod.

Came back and had a Smoothie! (Frozen berries, Whey protein, Cinnamon, Skim Milk, Ice). Then I had some Hot Chocolate made with Milk right afterwards…because I realized I was actually kind of cold from the run.

Haha 🙂 Funny how that works, huh?

SORRY guys if I do not post as often. My semester schedule is overly weighted and school might consume my life. Thanks for commenting though, guys! I love to hear from you!

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First Run in ’09!

It was chilly, around 15 degrees when I ran and VERY windy, while also being partly cloudy.

Great way to start the New Year, huh?

RUN:

8.1 Miles with 5 Hills (Pace: 7:00/mi, 7:30/mi)

Felt good, strong up the hills- maybe it was the cheesecake from last night? 🙂

EAT:

Since I ran kind of at the awkward time between breakfast and lunch, I decided to get some food into the system first before heading out.

Not the prettiest, but I had a bowl of Pumpkin Oatmeal with Berries, Flax, Plain Full Fat Yogurt, & Tons of Cinnamon.

The rest is still up in the air, we’ll see what I’m up for.

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