This semester is probably the most brutal of my entire college career and as much as I’ve wanted to post, my writing time is devoted to applications and my thesis. I’ve still been cooking, running, and working out but rather than posting 3-4 times a week I’m making a goal to post just 1x a week.
Hopefully as things settle down and drop off my to-do list I can return to my blog! Even as I’m writing this I’m sitting in the Baylor Theatre pit on a break before a tech rehearsal for Into the Woods.
Tech time – talk to you guys sooner rather than later hopefully!
Mileage – 6 miles
QOD – Into the woods….
This week’s meals have been really simple and I actually made only 1 meal for dinner! But I’m here today to share my breakfasts and lunch for the week!
Now that I have eaten all of my smoothies I had to find a new breakfast that is much more grab and go. This week and next week’s breakfast are getting me in the mood for fall – Pumpkin Oat’n’Honey Muffins! I of course added raisins but I whipped it up a notch with chocolate covered raisins!
My lunch for the week is still a soup but this was not from Weight Watchers, it’s a Pintrest recipe that grabbed my attention –Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup.
My workout on Wednesday’s is riding the bike at the gym and upper body strength training. Tuesdays are a longer run day and Thursdays are time and tempo dominated rather than exact mileage so I like the chance to be in the gym on Wednesdays and Sundays! It also gives me the opportunity to study and read my materials for my thesis WHILE working out!
Mileage – Bike, upper body strength training
QOD – “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.”
And so it begins. Training for Marathon #2. I’m finally physically and mentally ready to go 26.2 again. Plus I really need to get started on the fulls if I want to run 10 half and 5 full marathons before my 30th birthday! I love half marathons so much I’ll probably be closer to 12 or 15. But the full…that’s a totally different story.
Why now? I think now is a great time, even though I’m incredibly busy – just like when I trained for my first one. Training while I’m busy ensures that I will actually workout and make time for myself, which means I won’t go insane. Running and working out makes a huge impact on my mental health. I also have another idea about this race, but that will be kept under wraps until all the details are complete.
I’m trying a new method of training for this race with only 3 days of running longer distances, with 2 days of cross training (one of them being long and intense), and 2 days of rest where I’ll be incorporating yoga. I’m hoping the increased cross training and space between runs will help prevent injuries. I’m also hoping it will curb my hunger pangs because I will be running less time.
School has been insane, but hopefully the marathon will keep me inspired to post more frequently!
Mileage – 5 miles
QOD – You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can’t know what’s coming.