Saturday, December 29, 2012

I think change is good so I re-did my blog a little.

Great sunrise my friend and I got to see as we reached the top! So worth getting out of a warm bed for.

So far  I am not complaining about our winter. It has been wonderful for running. A few wind storms here and there so I use those as my days off.  A few inches of snow here and there. Those days are great for some hill work. Just strap on some microspikes and hit the hills.

I have my race schedule set for 2013.  If I can keep my two left feet from crashing on the trail and injuring myself I should be set for a fun race season. And yes I race for fun! I mean if I took it seriously it wouldn't be any fun.  Races never go the way you want them too.

Early breakfast:  3 gluten free pancakes with a touch of peanut butter with maple syrup and a glass of hemp milk

training: 12 miles/3600' of vertical. I brought dried apples and dried figs with me. Tasty!

lunch: red quinoa, red potatoes, black bean burger, tomatoes and kale

snack: 2 apples

dinner:  a big bowl of millet puff and flax ceral, and one apple

My new love is dino kale (or called black dino kale).  This is the best kale I have ever had! It is so delish raw and you can lightly steam it and it cooks up so nicely.  I can't get enough of this stuff. The flavor is really amazing!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Doesn't this look pretty? This was one of my lunches. I bought some purple potatoes and combined them with yams.  I like the colors togethers.
I just bought a case of yams. These have been great for running fuel. Along with orange juice.

I am building up my running mileage again. I backed way off on my running in Sept/Oct. As I usually do every year. I averaged about 30 miles a week. I still maintained a good base.  I feel this time off helps prevent injuries and lets your body rest.  Over training is not good for the body. I feel so rested and ready for some spring races. 

breakfast - yams and apples
run 10 miles
lunch - yams and apples (needed to eat this again.  I have to help out at the junior high basketball practice. Have to scrimmage with them. They are short players) should be fun.
dinner - will be quinoa, steam veggies, black bean burger and a green drink (kale/oj/carrots)