Well, it’s still pretty dark outside this morning but the rain has stopped and the wind has died down a bit. I slept like a log last night (due to the rain and tylonel pm haha) and feel great today! According to my workout schedule, Wednesday is my rest day. However, I’m trying to make my rest days more of “active rest days” now where I practice yoga or take a long walk and stretch to help me with my impending training. Nothing strenuous, just nice relaxed movements.
This morning I woke up at 7:00 and plugged in one of my YogaDownloads (Morning Flow) to do. It was great! My body was desperately in need of stretching and the 30 minutes was gloriously spent stretching and toning each body part. This is really going to come in handy when I start running more. My old yoga instructor actually was a marathon runner himself and had run tons of races all over the country. He told me that yoga and running really do go hand in hand with one another because of the stretching aspect. Yoga can also help you with your speed, as it lengthens your leg muscles. I believe YogaDownloads has a “Yoga for Runners” that I think I’ll download in the near future!
I didn’t eat a snack before yoga, as I did not need one, but I was pretty hungry for breakfast afterwards! Last night I put a bowl of overnight oatmeal in the fridge to set and I thoroughly enjoyed it this morning! Here’s what I used:
1/2 cup Scottish Oats soaked overnight in 1/2 cup water and a pinch of sea salt
1 spoonful almond butter
1/2 big banana
1 plain fatfree chobani
cinnamon and sprinkle of pure maple syrup
It TOTALLY hit the spot!!! I haven’t made this in awhile and forgot just how smooth, creamy and delicious this breakfast is! Not to mention, protein packed due to the lovely 18 grams of protein in the yogurt along with the almond butter and oats :). The only problem was that I was quite chilly after eating it so I made some English Breakfast tea to warm back up.
I packed one of my all time favorites for lunch today: almond butter and jam on a wheat pita. Don’t know what there is about it, but this combo blows regular pb&j out of the water. Something about the chewiness of the pita….? It’s SO good! I used a big spoonful almond butter, a little all natural Raspberry preserves and a whole wheat pita. With it, I packed 2 hard boiled egg whites and a red delicious apple.
And a snackie! A lovely Kashi Go Lean Roll bar for a snack later on. These always keep me full for hours!
I hope everyone has a wonderful HumpDay! Soak up some sunshine for me because sure ain’t any here to be found 😉