Thanks again for the sweet comments, yall! You guys really motivate me soooo much. I have no idea what I would do or where I would be without you! That being said, I have decided to start to take my training to the next level (kick it up a notch!!). On May 9th I will be running in a 5 mile race at the University of South Florida called “Miles for Moffitt”. Moffitt is our cancer research center here and all the race proceeds go to cancer research. Last year they brought in over $100,000 and what’s better than running for a good cause, right?! I’m doing anything too crazy with my training (sort of making up my own training plan as I go), but I am planning on running a 5K this Saturday and another one on May 2nd. In between those two races I will be slowly increasing my distance on my Saturday morning runs. Its recommended that you don’t increase your mileage over 10% each week, but I have found that with my shins I can only increase 5% each week…..easy does it! Maybe someday I’ll hit the 13.1 mark! 😉
Today I cross trained on my bike. I love that I have now figured out the whole bike thing and I feel like I get the BEST workout on it! Today I had the highest gear cranked and I went for a hot and sweaty 30 minute ride, keeping my heart rate up the entire time. It was great, but DANG, was it ever hot outside. I drained the camel bak, that’s for sure! Something else I did today was finally get around to ordering my road id. I know, I know…I am a bit behind the game. Caitlin has been telling me how amazing these things are for a loooong time now and I’m glad I finally ordered one!
After my bike ride, I noshed on a fat wedge of watermelon!
It blows my mind that my birthday summer is just around the corner!! 😉
And then for dinner I made a wrap! Sadly I shared it with Mikan, who, when the doorbell rang (I <3 the UPS man) jumped up to the table where I set down the other half of my wrap and hoovered it. Super sad because it was really really really yummy!
I heated up three slices of fakin’ bacon on the stove and combined them with 1/4 of an avocado, 1/2 cup mashed chickpeas (with a little sea salt…too lazy to make hummus) and a drizzle of bbq sauce.
With Ooba to drink!
Even though I was perturbed with the little beast for eating half of my wrap, the UPS man did bring me some goodies to more than make up for it!
AMY’S SOUP!!! And s SUPER cute mug!!!! This is the gift box I will be giving away at the end of the month for Meatless in March participants. Amy’s was so generous to send me one as well! I am so excited to eat my fill of my favorite Amy’s soup….I can’t find this stuff anywhere here! And the mug is totally precious. (squeal!)
For dessert I had a tiny cup of my vanilla macadamia nut ice cream! This stuff is INSANELY rich and even though it tastes amazing, I think I can only stomach a small amount at a time. I still can’t believe how great it tastes only with raw macadamia nuts, dates, vanilla bean and coconut water. Crazy! Any raw foodies out there?! Do you have to get your body “used to” eating raw?! Is there some sort of transition period? (haha). I heard that if you soak the nuts in water the night before you use them it helps the body break them down better but I was still wondering…
I’m off to bathe and read. I finished my book last night and my heart couldn’t stop pounding (maybe this was why I couldn’t fall asleep?!). OMG….WHAT an ending!!!!!!! Man, do I ever love Jodi. She can write like its nobody’s business….what a true gift. If you haven’t read it, pick up a copy of Handle With Care and be thoroughly amazed at contemporary fiction genius! I started Ahab’s Wife last night but haven’t really gotten into it yet. Its been sitting on my shelf for YEARS and I haven’t read it yet! Hoping to get more into it tonight after bible study and Matthew!
See you tomorrow for St.Patty’s Day! Do you have any crazy traditions?! I have only been “out” once on St. Patty’s day….I was a freshman in college and had dark brown hair (I dyed it myself, if you can only imagine)!! Too bad that was pre-facebook era because there were some great pics. Every other St.Patty’s Day I have always been working. Ryan is planning on going out and having fun for the both of us….(although I might pass him at the bar on my way to work the next morning…hmmmm).
In the blogworld:
- Please check out Miles for Monika, a support blog created for Kelsey’s friend, Monika, a runner who recently discovered that she has a cyst pressing down on her lungs and heart and is awaiting surgery.Monika (obviously) cannot run for awhile so Kelsey has made it her goal for us to keep track of our miles to “give” to Monika in her time of need. The goal is to collect 181 miles in two weeks! This is a prime example of how positive this blog community can be…I really love you guys!
- Also, Meghann is gearing up to have her second blogger bake sale!!