I will claim victory in my battle against the sidewalk!
I had a minor accident involving a stumble and some concrete yesterday morning as I tried to start a 3 mile run. Luckily my minor damage will probably heal in a week and doesn’t impede running (tested that today), especially with the running endorphins covering the stinging sensation of my open wounds and the cold autumn air.
I had some low mileage weeks since I last wrote on here, but I’m looking forward to fixing that soon.DONE: Su 10/23: 3.06 mi 31:00 (avg. 10.13 min/mi) M-W 10/24-26: rest days Th 10/27: 2.12 mi 25:00 (avg. 11.79 min/mi) F 10/28: 2.12 mi 24:00 (avg. 11.32 min/mi) Sa 10/29: rest day = total 7.3 miles Su 10/30: 3.06 mi 32:00 (avg. 10.46 min/mi) M-W 10/31-11/2: rest day Th 11/3: 2.55 mi 25:00 (avg. 9.8 min/mi)+ 30 min. Baron Baptiste power yoga video PLANNED: F 11/4: 1.49, Sa 11/5: 3.55 mi, Su 11/6: rest day =weekly total of 10.65 miles M 11/7: 1.49 mi, Tu 11/8: 3.0 mi, W 11/9: Yoga 30 min, rest day Th 11/10: 3.16mi, F 11/11: rest day Sa 11/12: 2.55 mi =weekly total of 10.2 miles GOALS: 1. Pace of 10 min/mi. or less 2. Yoga after running at least half the time, if time allows 3. Increase my per week mileage to 12 by 11/19, 13 by 11/26, 15 by 12/3, 17 by 12/10, 20 by 12/17, and 22 by Christmas! I don’t have a race planned yet, and am working on increasing mileage and maintaining the running habit for now. 4. Make 30 miles/week in early February, doing a long run of 13 miles one week! 5. Sign up for a 10k or half-marathon for early next year! Smoothie recipe of the week: Chia seeds are our current ingredient of the week and are a yummy addition to this smoothie. I started with a base of a terrible recipe for pumpkin frozen yogurt that was too grainy and just not fitting to our tastes. Mix the following in a blender until smooth: 3/4 c. greek yogurt 3/4 c. pumpkin puree (I used Libby’s canned pumpkin puree) 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. nutmeg 1 yellow banana handful of raspberries 5 ice cubes 2 tbsp of mixed seeds (chia and flaxseed) Cheers!