Thursday, March 28, 2013

Check out my new shirt!!! This is what I will be racing in this season. I figure I might as well spread  the word about how a plant based rocks! And if you haven't seen the movie go see it. Give it as a gift for friends and family. I know it has changed so many lives.
The warm weather is upon us this weekend. This just after a last blast of snow last week. So happy to see sun. Makes me want to run even more miles. And eat summer fruit!

Had a great run yesterday with my friend. She knows all the trails on this one mountain that I haven't been to.  Lots of fun rolling hills and some great climbs. We did about 12 miles then I went home and ran another 13.

training and food log;
breakfast - big huge bowl of oatmeal with the fixin's
run - 25 miles 5000'vertical, fueled with lara bars and dried fruit
lunch - burritos (non-gmo corn tortillas, tomatos, salsa, beans, with red potatos)
dinner - apples and granola cereal

I just signed up for another 50 miler in May. This  race I will have to travel to. But it will be worth it. The wild flowers will be in full bloom there. Haven't raced in this area before so a new adventure. And will be going with friends. Gonna be fun.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We got the best deal on organic navel oranges, $22 a box of 72.  I bought two cases. These were the best ever! I typically don't eat oranges, I juice them. In order for me to eat them they need to be super sweet and juicy, I'm picky about that.  So these were great! Just like candy, unreal. And we got a box of fujis that were sooo sweet too.

And the romas were not too bad either.  Had to wait for them to come ripe, took about a week. So I also ordered a case of grape tomatoes to eat first then when they are gone, the romas will be ready.

Simple, easy salad. One head of red leaf, tomatoes and squirt a fresh orange on it. My favorite. I do not like complicated salad dressing. I can't stand, oily, vinegary, garlic dressing. Yuck! I wake up with foul breath, ewww!

Went on a run with a friend I haven't seen in awhile. She's an awesome ultra runner. It was last minute thing and had I known I was running with her I would not have done a 17 miler with hills the day before along with my squats. I didn't have the freshest legs so I had to dig deep. We did three summits that were quad burners. The pic is of our last summit. Windy and chilly but an amazing view.

Today's menu
breakfast - huge stack of pancakes, with peanut butter and lots of maple syrup. (about two hours before my run).  This is just the best pre-run, stick to your ribs, breakie for a long, hill run.

run - 15 miles, 3700 vertical, brought dried fruit for fuel and a few potatoes

lunch - quinoa, steamed veggies, kale, tomatoes, veggie burger, garbanzo beans.  A huge bowl of food and I ate every bite.

dinner - 5 navel oranges

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I am still doing my 100 squats every day. Some days are way harder, especially after running hills. I know they really helping me with my running. I ran 24 miles on Sunday and felt great! The squats are getting legs muscles that running doesn't not get very much, like the inner thighs.  After my long run, next three days I spent it on hill work. My legs are very tired right now. Today I will do hill work then rest for two days.  I also  do my best for back to back rest days. This I think is so important.  If I rest,eat and sleep well, my recover time is fast. And my muscles get some to mend and get stronger.

Yesterdays' menu and workout

breakfast - big bowl of steel cut oatmeal with banana, blueberry, handful of granola and maple syrup
run - 8 miles of hillwork
lunch - steamed kale topped with tomatoes, broccoli and garbazno beans with a side of red potatoes
dinner - huge green drink (kale, apple and oranges) and more potatoes