I had no idea how amazing this morning's run was going to be....
I packed us almond butter (and chia seed!) sammies, with some fruit.
Pre-Run: I ate 1 banana, some almonds, raisins, and 2 tsp wheat germ.
Hubby was going to tackle 28K (17+ miles) this mornin' and wanted to try something new: he ate muesli, rice milk, and a banana for bfast. And tried his first gel!
Run: 10.5K - 1:10:02 t'was insane! I started to jog, and told myself to move 'till the knee-pain started, then I'd finish the lap (3 miles) and do some side training (push ups, lunges, abs) to complete a good workout. But guess what happened? 25 minutes came along... and there was no knee pain!! I kept a slow n' steady pace, and though I'd just complete the lap, but no way did I stop there. I jogged another complete lap and still felt strong, so I may have sprinted a bit... but only for less than half a mile, don't worry. I couldn't stop smiling, it felt like the biggest blessing. And I wasn't expecting it, I mean.. this is the girl that has only been able to last 6-25 minutes slowly jogging for the past 2+ months!! And all of the sudden, I can tackle 6.5 miles and finish it off with a sprint?! Praise God! It's all I can say. And even if I try to re-play a pain-free run next week and it doesn't go as planned, I'm still gonna thank the Lord for this beautiful Saturday morning. It was pretty unforgettable! :)
Hubby: 28K - 1:58:00 or somewhere around there. And he said he felt great! The muesli was a big hit, as was the gel. He had half a mini-gatorade in the first 3rd of the run, then a full mini-one, then the gel mix with water towards the end. I was so happy to see him feeling so good after the run, he's been looking pretty tired recently post-run, and I don't want him to get hurt er nothin'. Next weekend: he's got a half marathon in Sonora, Mexico planned with his twin brother. In... you know... abnout 95+ degree heat. Insanity. Prayers are much appreciated!
Then, we ate:
tomato + serrano: salsa
bell pepper + cucumber: veggie rolls + sushi burrito
The Perfect Nutty Sweet n Sour:
Just do it. I don't measure the fellas, so you really just wing it. Only a drop or two of agave are needed, and a hint of salt goes a long way.
I ate beans.
(1) tempeh, cucumber, spinach, bell pepper, avocado on rice paper.
(2) tempeh, cucumber, bell pepper, spinach, rice and sweet n sour sauce.
sushi burrito: slight fail 'cause the paper ripped a tad, and the filling just tastes a lot better in mini-bite-sized sushi pieces.
"I'm an open blob of goodness"
Veggie rolls: Okay, the sweet n sour fella with rice was so much better, tastier, delicious than the other guy. I ended up adding rice, then opening it and eating the insides without the rice paper. It just needed the sauce, man! PS: the slightly burnt brussel leaves were extremely good, as were their actual insides.
Next: yogurt, for real.
yogurt blended with frozen berries, dates, ice...
topped with homemade granola, almonds, raisins
God bless :)