Training and Whole30

I’ve been feeling a little blah because life has gotten ahead of me and I haven’t been finding time to run or lift. I lifted with Bren 4x last week! Then Friday – Tuesday happened and nada. After realizing I had a half marathon on the 31st of May I decided to kick my butt into gear and start start running again.TrainingI was on a little runners high after looking at this puppy and decided to brave the weather and get out there for a quick 3 miles. Mother nature was throwing a tantrum yesterday and after 2 hours I finally arrived home.WODThis is a running trail that runs behind my office. As you can see it is more of a stream. I took this picture pretty early in the morning and by the time I left work multiple roads were closed due to high waters. I ended up at 3 closed roads and was just praying each time I hit detour on the GPS that it would show me how to get home. Once home, I laced up and grabbed Sasha to run with me. She is a funny dog and really does not care for puddles (she will hop over them on walks) or water in general so this was not her most favorite run ever. Her enthusiasm to get home motivated me to pick up the pace a bit. The run felt incredible and I felt better than I have in a long time, we even negative split: 9:03, 8:38, 8:27, and .1 @ 7:02. I would venture to say we were going faster than this but at times Sasha wanted to go straight when we needed to turn so I would need to stop and turn her in the right direction. With my knee and ankle I am very cautious of having her bulldoze my legs out from under me still!

Two years ago I ran Zooma Annapolis for my very first half marathon! I ran a 1:55 and remember the course to be pretty flat except for the bridge you cross twice. My current PR for the half is 1:50 and I did that at the DC Rock n’ Roll last year. That course was much more difficult than Zooma so who knows, maybe I can pull off a PR this month. 3rd times a charm or something right? I haven’t ran fast in a long time so tonight’s tempo should be telling of how the next few weeks will go.

Moving on to Whole30 – I am on day 11 of Whole30. Still a happy camper and feeling good.smoothie mix soup steak turkeyDinners are normally one pan meals and this week for breakfast I have been doing a smoothie. I forgot to buy eggs at the grocery store and have just been winging it : ) I use a banana, almond butter, flax, frozen spinach, and unsweetened almond milk. Other than that not too much to report besides my stomach has been a happy camper and quite flat, I don’t hate it.

Are you racing in May?
Will you run in the rain?
Last thing you ate?

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6 comments for “Training and Whole30

  1. May 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    So glad the Whole 30 is going well. Can’t wait to hear all about how you feel at the end. Those sprouts look delish!
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    • May 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

      Sprouts are my new BFF. I think I need to figure out a way to work them into my diet all the time.
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  2. May 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

    I’ll think of you running while I’m at my bachelorette party ;) Your meals look wonderful! I need to be more creative in the kitchen!!

  3. May 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    You are a rock star for keeping up with this Whole 30 stuff (not that I didn’t think you could do it). Also…all of that food looks delicious! I love running in the rain, but just summer rain and I prefer if it starts mid-run, rather starting a run in the rain.
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