I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing weekend. Mine involved regaining my sense of taste and slowly weaning myself from the Kleenex box after a nasty little cold. You may remember last week, I took a break from my C25K training to battle it out with those pesky little germs. Well guess what? I’mmmm baaack…
Workout: I really was feeling quite guilty about missing 6 days of exercise, and worried my running would suffer a serious setback. However, I found this morning’s run was not nearly as scary as I anticipated. I hopped out of bed around 6:45 am, and set out to re-do the first day of Week 3. You can see the workout here. Luckily, the humidity wasn’t too terrible, and there was even a slight breeze. I really took it s-l-o-w on the walking segments and I had to keep reminding myself to take it easy on the jogging as well. C25K is not supposed to be about speed, which has always been a struggle for me. I find that when I pass a moving car or another jogger, I want to pick up the pace and ‘race’ them. Not a good idea for a beginner (like me) still trying to control wacky breathing and gain endurance. On the second round of 90 second jogging, I felt the beginnings of a side cramp, but I slowed my pace (a lot) and really focused on my breathing. The last 3 minute jogging round was killer– but hey, it’s done! Check!
Breakfast: I immediately hopped in and out of the shower, and fixed Dennis and myself a bowl of cinnamon-apple-flax-oatmeal. I used a Tentation apple, and boy was it tasty-
For the Oats:
- Throw in half cup of oats
- 1.5 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 2 tsp fiber supplement(optional)
- half of an apple(I used Tentation)cored and chopped
- 2-3 shakes of ground cinnamon
Add enough water to saturate oats, and microwave for 1 minute, or until soft. Mix and enjoy!
I enjoyed a cup of coffee with a splash of coconut creamer on the side- caffeine!
Today’s agenda includes a playdate for Meredith with a school buddy, grocery shopping, and a shoe shopping trip for Colette. It’s already back to school shopping for us! School doesn’t start until late August, but Colette is leaving for her first sleep away camp in a few days, and things always sell out and get hectic in the last few weeks before school. I like to get a head start, even if it means missing out on some of the super cheap sales.
As far as grocery shopping goes, I plan on stocking up on plenty of healthy snacks and dinner items. I’ve noticed that while I was sick, my eating habits took a serious downturn. I was reaching for sugary sweets instead of fruit as a snack, and dinners were loaded with pasta and other starchy, fast-fix meals. Not good. Time for a meal-planning overhaul!
Alrighty, I’m off to throw on some make-up and dry my hair. Enjoy your Monday!