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!
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.
6 am run to start the day. I ran my first race 10 years ago. It's been quite a journey to get to where I am now. Happy to share my running journey with you this morning Vj! To many more miles of fun, laughter, and mental toughness!
We did it! 9.5 or 10 miles doesn't matter. We are done!