Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Running Day!

This week I've been a good little marathon trainer, sticking to my plan every day! Here's what's been happenin:

Yesterday I went to 6am Crossfit for the first time in a while. Now that's it's warm and bright out at 6am, the class is much more crowded. During the winter there would usually be 4-5 people in the 6 am class, and yesterday there was ~12. The more the merrier!

3x5 negative pull ups
2x5 dips (blue band)

WOD: 4 Rounds for Time
  • 4 Squat Cleans (75#)
  • 8 Deadlifts (75#)
  • 200m run

This workout took me 11:20. It was a good one! The combination of leg strength work in the squats & deadlifts + fast short runs left me super exhausted. Surprisingly my legs feel good today, but my arms and back are super tight. super super super.

Today I went for a 5 mile run around JP pond after work. I was feeling pretty tired for most of it so it definitely wasn't my fastest run ever. Oh well, 5 miles is 5 miles when my goal right now is to just get my weekly mileage up.

Then I came home and made this ugly dinner. Chicken, mashed caulilower, sauteed mushrooms. It was a pretty bland meal, but I was tired and it did the trick.

Now I have a tummy ache while watching the Bruins. There's 8 minutes left in the third, and I have no hope of staying awake for the finish. Bedtime for this old lady.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Runday

Today has been a lovely little Monday. Work was pretty good, slower than usual. Day One of Puppy Challenge was also a success.

Lunchtime: salad with kale, quinoa, mushrooms, baby tomatoes, and 2 hardboiled eggs. 4 dates for "dessert" :)

I snacked on some cherries and almonds in the afternoon.

After work I headed to the track at Tufts for a track speed workout.

  • 1 mile warm up (9:40 min/mile)
  • 400 meter @ 7:10 min/mile, 200 meter walk, repeat 5 times
  • 1 mile cool down (9:40 min/mile)
total: 4 miles:

It felt really great. The weather was beautiful- much cooler than the past few days. After the run I did two 1 minute plank holds with 30 second side planks in between.

I was ravenous when I got home. Big salads with romaine, mushrooms, raisins, corns, baby tomatoes, a hardboiled egg, and broiled salmon. 


Okay, time to keep catching up with Arrested Development. Night!

6 Week Puppy Challenge!

Happy Rainy, Humid Monday Boston!

So I feel like I've fallen off the wagon a bit- with running, crossfit, eating, AND blogging.

To get back on track and try to feel overall better before this summer is over, the boyfriend and I are starting a 6 week challenge. This won't necessarily be 100% Paleo (will include things like quinoa, greek yogurt, peanut butter, etc), but it will be 100% cleaner eating and more regular exercise. The end goal will not necessarily be to watch numbers fall from the scale (though I will weigh myself before and after)...but I will take body measurements, and just record how I feel overall. For the record, right now I'm feeling pretty Blah.

The thing is- we needed an "end" date. A date to look forward to that that wasn't so far away that we lost interest, but was far enough away that we could work towards measurable results. Hmmm...What could be a  cool event happening in our lives that takes place somewhere in late July-early August....


So today is day 1. I'll be blogging here MUCH more to keep myself accountable. I'll be posting my workouts and a lot of what I eat.

So let's get started! This morning's breakfast was a Two Ingredient Pancake topped with Trader Joes crunchy peanut tea with almond milk on the side.

Also, I still need to do a race recap of the John Kelley Half Marathon from last weekend :)