Stillwater half was my final pre-marathon race. The weather was a mess, hot humid and gross! I ran with the 1:40 pacer to keep a nice pace and actually held myself back the first haf but yikes then we turned to the road and no shade and it all faded! I struggled to keep the "easy" pace as did everyone around me. I was happy to finish just 45 secs behind the pacer 1:40:45 and not too far off my goal of 1:38. That heat was brutal... Grandmas Marathon For those who don't follow me on IG @marathonmom28 here is the short version... I started great, on pace to PR then I became hypothermic (yes in June) and once the rain started it was painful (thank you Raynaud's). I finally walked off the course between mile 19-20 where Matt met me with dry clothes and a warm car. Grandmas this is strike 3, I think I am done!
I spent the car ride home thinking of next races and wondering if I could jump back in, (dumb I know). As we drove the 2ish hours home the temperature increased 40 d…
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
One of my goals for 2018 is to eat healthier with focus on less processed junk plus no more mindless eating. This is one thing that I wasn't as good on last year and a final piece that I think will add to my run training. As someone with celiac I am always excited when an opportunity comes to try new (to me) GF products, especially one's that are also dairy free and healthy. the GFB offers gluten free, dairy free, non GMO products that taste good and are actually good for you. Check out their site for more info, plus you can order sample packs to try them out!
The other day I needed a quick mid afternoon snack while I worked, perfect timing for the Cranberry Toasted Almond GFB. While I am typically not a big fan of cranberry this wasn't too bad. The cranberries were real dried fruit and not overpowering. The bar was filling and got me through the afternoon slump! I can't wait to try the other flavors.
The Power Breakfast was a great quick pre workout boost. I am typi…