Hi guys! Hope you enjoyed that lovely undercover blogger post:) Any guesses on who it is??
Work is going to be pretty busy this week with my bosses back from a long trip and tons of meetings, but luckily I have some Reader Requests prepared in case of emergency. Look out for some of those this week!
This morning I hit the strikingly less busy gym (thank you MLK for letting everyone else off work!) My training mileage increased again this week and now I’ll be doing 4 – 7 – 4s. I ran 4 miles at these speeds:
- Mile 1: 6.5mph warm up
- .25 @ 6.7mph
- .25 @ 7mph
- .25 @ 7.5mph
- .25 @ 8mph
Repeated that 2 more times to hit 4 miles in right around 34 minutes. Afteward I walked on an incline for 10 minutes and then did some more intense abs like last week!
Also – I’ve definitely noticed my legs aren’t getting sore or tight after my long runs! I think my body is building up a really good running base and that stretching and foam rolling is helping. I hope this continues as mileage increases.
Sorry it’s not full body – there were two ladies talking right near the mirror and I got self conscious :(. I just wore my black and brown boots on bottom.
I’ve been inspired by The Kind Diet, Ashley & Gillian to do a little mini “cleanse”. I’m not going to be super diligent, but I’ve been feeling like my intestines are lined with chocolate (wonder why that would be…?) and really want to flush myself out. Just stop feeling so weighed down all the time.
Step one = no caffeine! I only have one mug of coffee in the morning, but I am curious to see how addicted I really am. Today I stuck to hot lemon water and have had a few sluggish moments but otherwise seem okay.
I’m also going to try to lessen my intake of added sugars, alcohol, chocolate / sweets, refined carbs, and potentially dairy. Haven’t completely decided on the dairy yet, but I’m hoping the results will be a much more vibrant and light version of myself. We shall see!
So breakfast is luckily able to stay the same (although the Sunflower Seed Butter does have cane juice in it). Just 1/3 cup quick oats with one melty banana and a big old glob of buttah.
Lunch was had at Companion Bakery with my mentor. They always have great vegetarian soup options and today I had a bowl of pesto vegetable soup with a whole grain roll on the side. Back at the office I had an apple. I know that if I’m going to avoid certain foods I’m going to have to keep myself full on the foods I DO eat!
Worked straight through snack time but surprisingly wasn’t hungry. I stopped by the grocery store on the way home to pick up a bunch of veggies to roast for quick easy *cleanse-friendly* meals the rest of the week. When I home I immediately got to work chopping brussel sprouts, onions, sweet potatoes, and tofu up to pop in the oven.
My own dinner tonight consisted of a cup of the brown rice & barley blend that I made yesterday, reheated in the oven. On top I steamed a mixture of tofu, edamame, mushrooms and spinach and tossed in a bit of garlic powder and curry powder. I was craving seaweed salad and bought a little bit to have on the side without realizing there is most definitely sugar in the marinade! Oh well – didn’t want to waste it so I still
had it on the side tossed it right on top after I took these pictures.
Gonna grab a piece of fruit for dessert, Skype with Alex, and hit the hay! (Don’t worry, Bachelor is being DVRed for later viewing). 7 mile training run + 8 am meeting = early morning! Hope you all had a great start to the week, day off or not!
- Have you ever tried to do a cleanse of any sort?
- Are you addicted to caffeine?