It would be an understatement to say that April was a crazy month and not fun at times...
The month started with my diagnosis of anemia but at least I now know the reason for the lack of great running! A little update now that I am 1 month into iron supplement. The good news it is working but the bad news is not as fast as it could if I was on a higher dose. Ferritin is now up to 19 from 5, yay! Still a ways to go but hoping to feel more normal before Grandmas in 6 weeks
Other not so fun running news was missing my half marathon 2 weeks ago. I'm sure you have all seen the massive veggie recall going around, well guess who's salad lunches weren't a great idea 😠 . The only good news of this was finally realizing the cause since we were thinking it was related to the high doses of iron supplement.
And now the non-running craziness...
We are building a new house! It all happened super fast, within 4 days of deciding to not remodel our current home and build instead we had a l…
the holidays, a week on vacation and just plain being less than great with
nutrition I decided to take on Whole30 (with a few modifications). I started
Monday and my main focus is no dairy, no added sugars, minimal processed foods,
minimal grains and limited wine. Plus I’m not going to stick with the 3 meals
only plan since my body does not do well with the blood sugar drops and when I
have tried things like that it is not good, including nearly passing out at
work! Believe the first couple days haven’t been easy, I spent Monday with a
jar of sugary PB (left by a past coworker) staring me in the face at work! Here
is a quick look at what I’ve been eating… Breakfast I’m
sticking with my banana protein bowl on weekdays and will mix it up on weekends Snacks Almonds Veggies Berries
with chia seeds Apples
Grapefruit Lunch Spinach
salad with beets and avocado topped with hemp seeds and a side of sweet potato Dinner Tofu
sweet potato taco lettuce wraps! Tofu Sweet Potato Taco Lettuce
1 year ago I signed up for Flying Pig Marathon, something I have had on my bucket list for years. Not sure why exactly, maybe the name is fun, I like pigs, I want to cross off another state, who knows?!
So here I sit 5 days out from marathon 31! Honestly I never thought I'd be here, when I started I was a 1 and done marathoner, oops! I am thrilled that I have continued to run but somehow 31 training cycles doesn't make taper any less annoying and crazy!
Marathon Week Prep
Since I am traveling and the weather forecast is ever changing this means packing run clothes for everything from perfect weather to rain to heat! Today is laundry day to make sure I have all of these ready.
Food prep and research. Being a vegetarian with celiac makes race travel more difficult. I have researched the area and will be bringing race morning breakfast with along with my UCAN and plenty of snacks for the flight and throughout weekend.
Easy runs this week and accepting that I can slow down and not …