Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Indian Summer Half Marathon 9/10/17

My first podium finish.

Photos by @albertrunsonplants

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Meal Prep - 9/18/17

8 Salads, 8 Meals, and Snacks!

Kale Salad with beets, cabbage, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes

Weekly Fruit Prep

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Weekly Meal Prep-9/6/17

5 Salads, 8 Dinners, and lots of Snacks!

Lunch-Lemony Kale & Beet Salads

Dinner #1 Veggie Burgers with Shishito Peppers & Sesame Kale

Dinner #2 Miso Tofu with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Sauteed Water Spinach with Garlic

Snack Mix-Raw Almonds, Raw Pepitas, and Golden Raisins

*I haven't posted since 1/2/17!  I'll get back to my marathon training recap at some point, but I feel as though the direction of my Instagram and Blogging posts will focus more on meal planning and meal preparation.  If you have any questions, feel free to DM or email me!



Monday, January 2, 2017

Marathon Training Week 1-Week 3

Marathon Training: Hansons Marathon Method: Advanced Program (*with minor modifications)

Week 1: 6/6/16

June 10, 2016-Official Marathon Training Start Date! I can remember that Thursday like it was yesterday.  I ran 2.2 Miles  (23:13 @ 10:38 pace) in the morning before work.  It was field day at our school.  I thought it was be a good idea to do the 40 yard dash 10+ times with my kids.  It wasn’t the best idea.  I somehow injured my hip, which was very painful at the time.  I took the next week off to let it heal.  

6/11 to 6/12- No running-Hip Injury

Week 2: 6/13/16

6/13 to 6/17-No running-Hip Injury

Week 3: 6/20/16

After taking off for a week, I was a bit skeptical about running a race that I had scheduled in my calendar.  It was the NYRR (New York Road Runners) Queens 5k in Flushing Meadows.  This was going to be special race.  When I was little, I played tennis for the NJTL (National Junior Tennis League) and every year we would take a trip to the USTA Billie Jean Tennis Center in Queens to watch the US Open.  It was usually on Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day.  With this in mind, I knew I wanted to run.  It would bring back just great memories.  

There you have it.  I was determined to run.  I put on my race day outfit and was out the door on my way to the subway.  As I was on the 7 train that morning, I thought to myself,  “Oh no”….I could still feel a little pain.  Was this a good idea? Should I turn around and go home?  I always tell myself (and friends and family) to listen to your body.  If you feel good…RUN.  If something hurts…STOP.  I decided to go for it.  In the end, I’m glad I did.  I ran my best 5k time ever.  Amazingly enough, I didn’t feel any pain during the race.  Afterwards, I knew I needed to take some more time off to truly rest and recover.  

NYRR Queens 5k 3.1 miles 25:17 @ 8:09 pace)