Welcome to another Monday! I hope you all had fun this weekend, Saturday I lounged a bit and I started to pull clothes from my closet to donate, but I became so overwhelmed I decided to go for my long run.
I had planned to do a loop, run out 4 miles turn around and come back to make 8, but as I was approaching the 2 mile mark I was starting to feel tired, weak and my head was beginning to hurt. It ended up being a 4 mile run instead. I prepared a fruit bowl of non-fat greek yogurt and blackberries when I got home and after a shower I had a great big salad, and my energy level was coming back, but I still had a huge headache. I was determined not to take any meds for my headache, because earlier in the week I took them and ended up with a killer stomach ache. Finally after drinking lots of water and eating a sunflower seed butter and banana sandwich, my headache went away. THAT WAS MARVELOUS. When I was training with Tean-In-Training the coaches used to always say “stick to what works for your long runs “, but Saturday I had Eggo pancakes instead of my old trusty oatmeal. I know every run won’t be a good run, but I think I have learned my lesson to fuel my body adequately before my runs.
Sunday was a much better day, every third Sunday my daughter and I volunteer in our church nursery caring for infants and toddlers. After returning home, and doing an interval workout, I made coffee smoothie with leftover coffee, chocolate flavored protein powder, frozen banana and chia seeds.
Marvelous was my Sunday lunch of roasted potatoes topped with salsa, cheese and greens, SOOOOO tasty.
Marvelous was Sunday dinner my daughter begged me to make because she loves the cute little noodles.
Be MARVELOUS in your Monday!
A big thank you to Katie @Healthy Diva Life for hosting MIMM.
Question of the Day.
For all the athletes, what do you use to fuel your body before and after workouts?