My 2011 Inspiration Board!
I ran eleven miles on a treadmill today. Call me crazy, but I have started to like seeing how far I can push myself on a treadmill. It had always been 8 miles since last spring, then 9 two weeks ago, and now 11!
Truthfully I’m just terrified of running outside after losing feeling in my fingers during the Frostbite 10M and then losing feeling in my toes at the Sun Bowl. Super cold weather + low blood pressure = wimpy Clare. It was 25 degrees this morning, so 2 hours of House Hunters with adequate water and warmth sounded better. I just set the speed to 6.5mph and coast my way on through! I took a bathroom break at mile 8, which was a nice way to split it up and know I only had 3 miles left. My legs are a little tight, but I feel pretty good. I just think the people that work at my gym think I’m insane. I should wear a “Training for a Marathon” sign on my back.
Breakfast on my kitchen floor. Sandwich thin with TJ’s almond butter & half a banana. Not a ton of fuel for a long run, but I was still feeling the chocolate and cornbread I ate last night. I brought a Clif Mocha Energy Gel with me in case, but didn’t need it.
**Side Note – I was told this weekend by a marathon runner that eating while on treadmill runs is awful. She said the consistent pace means your stomach is constantly bouncing while digesting instead of your body naturally slowing the pace like when you are outside. Anyone else experience this?**
After my run I made a TJ’s stop to grab some spinach and soy milk for a green monster! Sad news: can’t find my Xantham Gum. How can something like that just disappear? Kind of sad kind of happy news: I finally used my peanut flour in place of the usual vanilla protein powder. I put in 2 TBSP but neglected to realize it wasn’t sweetened so the smoothie wasn’t quite as delicious as usual.
While doing laundry, catching up on blogs, and finishing my inspiration board I noshed a few things:
I also finished off the bag of baby carrots and drank a bajillion cans of La Croix. Liquid Cocaine to me.
Dinner was a family affair since my little brother’s girlfriend and her sister are in town! My mom made some sort of chicken & prociutto main dish, but I had a TJ’s chicken-less stuffed thing instead. We also had risotto (cooked in vegetable broth without cheese to please moi 🙂 ), green beans, and sauteed mushrooms. This is a good example of how I can eat with my family even if we don’t eat the exact same thing. Check me out, following through on my goals.
Until today, I had no idea that the term “risotto” only referred to the rice and cooking method. I assume all risotto was super cheesy and rich. My mother taught me better though.
And finallyyyyy The Inspiration Board!!
I didn’t try to specifically write out my 2011 goals, but more just find quotes and phrases that mean a lot to me. I also didn’t include pictures of running women or six pack abs because I don’t want to compare myself to them! This is not about getting the perfect body, it’s about being healthy and happy as ME:)
- Did you make an inspiration board? Send me a picture or link to it!
- What’s the farthest you’ve run on a treadmill? Do you prefer treadmills or outdoor running?