WIAW: Day in the Life
|April 18, 2012||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under WIAW|
Happy WEDNESDAY everyone! I have some pretty exciting things happening this week, so I’m literally counting down to Friday and the weekend!
I missed WIAW last week, so hopefully I’ll make up for it now with my Tuesday recap of eats and workouts!
I started my morning with a short easy run (in the rain…), and then quickly showered whilst my breakfast was microwaving away.
oatmeal with soy milk and banana, topped with almond butter and natural strawberry jam
Lunchtime involved a grilled vegetable and hummus sandwich…
…followed by a fruit salad and lots of veg
I always get hungriest in the afternoon, and since I train in the evening and eat dinner after that, I have a LOT of snacks! My current fave snacks include my favourite carrot cake loaf (getting my veggies in ) with PB…
…dry roasted peanuts (I am addicted)…
…and bowls of cereal with milk. I have become a cereal addict, and usually have about three bowls at a time!
Shreddies or Bran Flakes with soy milk, and Shredded Wheat or Weetabix with almond milk
My evening session began with a half-mile sprint through the park in an attempt to not be too late for training:
In case you fellow TBBT fans are interested, it was this episode that I blame for making me late:
So so funny!!
Monday’s session was on the track, with 10 laps fartlek with fast+short recoveries, and yesterday’s session was a mix of longer reps and shorter reps in the trails in the park and woods, which was so fun! We did it relay-style which always makes us faster because we’re all so competitive! Even the warm-up is competitive and fast…a 7.03 mile is not my kind of warm-up!
After the session, a couple of us older athletes did this running-specific endurance circuit, which was killer! With sections for arms, core, and legs, it was a great all-round workout, and so tiring!
Seriously, after that day’s training I was done!
After collapsing on the couch with a huge glass of chocolate soy milk, I managed to drag myself into the kitchen to make dinner. Tofu stir-fry was on the table in <10 minutes. Gotta love quick+healthy meals!
Followed by a whole punnet of blueberries and half a dark chocolate Easter egg:)
After two hard workouts in a row and then an intense strength session for the first time in too long, I woke up unbelievably sore! I am moving like the people in this video today:
I know a lot of you ran marathons last weekend, or are running one this week, so you can relate to that I’m sure haha!
Is anyone racing this weekend? Anyone doing the London Marathon?! I am racing the 5k Mini Marathon, which is my favourite race ever! I am so excited for it!
What was the last workout/run that left you sore? Yesterday’s circuits…getting back into a regular strength routine is definitely going to make me sore for a while!
What is your favourite cereal? Currently, it’s Shreddies!
Have a great day friends!! <3