Posts Tagged by Oatmeal
|October 13, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
I am officially so confused!! Basically, yesterday someone left a comment for me on Formspring to let me know they had found a website with my race result from Saturday, and it’s COMPLETELY different from what I had heard! Time, placing, EVERYTHING was different!! Has anyone ever had this with races before with different sets of results? I’m going to ask my coach when I see him next week (he wasn’t at practice today), but I don’t understand at all!! It really upset me at first, cos these results are much worse!! But I’ll wait to see what Coach says about it all (P.S. If the person who Formspringed me reading this, thank you for letting me know!)
Looking good post-run
I went back to see the sports doctor about my tibial bone stress.
He said that it is healing, and that I definitely should not do any more than I am doing (I’m only running twice a week during team training) and he said that I should not really be racing. I explained to him that if possible I need to run the next few races to be in with a chance of qualifying for Nationals and stuff, so he said that it should be fine as long as I treat them more like tempo runs than actual races, and hopefully it should be totally healed within the next two months! I’ll take it!
Now onto slightly more trivial updates…
I have been LOVING autumnal (yes ‘autumn’ not ‘fall’ cos I’m a Brit thank you anonymous commenter! ) oatmeal lately…
Apple-cinnamon oatmeal, with cashew butter stirred in
Caramel-Pumpkin oatmeal! Pumpkin oatmeal with caramel pudding and a pumpkin scuffin. Baked goods as an oatmeal topping is the best thing ever!!
The scuffins by the way are from Oh She Glows (recipe found here), and I make a few minor changes (e.g. no chia seeds) but they are my all-time FAVOURITE pumpkin recipe, and one of my general favourites too!!
I am having the best time training with my team! I’m so glad that for the time being at least, I can still run with them twice a week! And NEWS FLASH I am no longer the slowest person yaay!
3 miles of warm-up/cooldown+drills, and then repeats and stuff! I was pretty frustrated by my 5.01 min/mile split! I was trying so hard to break 5 min/mile!!
NEXT TIME I will for sure!
I refuelled afterwards by crumbling a pumpkin scuffin (obsessed!) into a half empty soy yoghurt pot:
Keeping it cool and classy as always
I have early morning spin class tomorrow, with my fave instructor (super-hardcore ex-military, ultra-marathoner man- he ‘mentions’ that every time haha!). And if I’m going to be able to crawl out of bed at some crazy hour, I need to get some sleep! I am NOT a super-early morning person normally!
So I’m off to get some shut-eye! And yes I will be wearing my workout clothes to bed…always classy
Help me out here runners: have you ever had any confusion over race times? I’ve never had this before! Obviously your Garmin always says something different to the actual results, but I’ve never seen two completely different sets of official results before!
What is one thing you are aiming for in your next few workouts/runs? To break the 5 min/mile in my next set of repeats! Although next session is hills…hmmm!
How much sleep do you get on average? Ok, I’ll admit it now…currently about 6 hours. I know I know, it’s bad!! I’m working on it haha!
Have a great end to the week friends! <3
|September 30, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Running Talk|
HEY friends!! So happy you guys liked my recipe link post! There is SO MUCH amazing stuff out there, and I had such fun going through my bookmarked recipes!
I had an amazing breakfast to start my day:
Banana oatmeal topped with caramel pudding, chocolate pudding, and TJ’s crunchy PB. Not quite sure why but my pudding was super melty today and made a pudding puddle on my oatmeal!
For lunch I had a PB&J sammie and a MASSIVE hummus topped salad…
Broccoli, romaine, cuke, tomatoes, spinach, and Sabra hummus
And one of my afternoon snacks was pretty awesome! A cereal yoghurt mess:
Vogel’s Ultra Bran cereal, soy yoghurt, unsweetened applesauce, and crunchy PB. This really hit the spot!
The weird thing was that today was SO FREAKIN HOT in England!! I went out with some friends during the day, and it was strange having to raid my summer clothes again! I’m not complaining though
I loved it, but I think Buddy found it a little bit too hot!
It was so great after a crazy busy week just to lie back in the sun and relax.
In the evening, it was time for some run/walking again!! My friend made sure I didn’t overdo it, which I definitely would have done if she hadn’t stopped me! I love my running team so much. They are so supportive and awesome! Today’s workout (posted from my Dailymile):
I am only allowed to run/walk on grass a couple of times a week for the time being cos of the injury, so I am treasuring every moment! I LOVE RUNNING!! I’m sure you didn’t know that already or anything
Sweaty and endorphined is so attractive
And I’m not sure if I’ve told you my super exciting running news yet, but if I have, pretend you haven’t heard it, k? If I run fast times this coming year and qualify, I will get the chance to represent Great Britain in ITALY in a European Championship thingy!!! AAAAAH how awesome would that be?! I am going to work my butt off to give myself the best chance I can of qualifying!
Got any exciting news you want to share with me?
What is your current fave snack? Today, it was a cereal yoghurt mess! I’m also loving protein oatmeal as a snack too!
Share with me one of your BIGGEST dreams! Qualifying and representing GB in the coming year! That would be a dream come true for sure!
Hugs and Love! <3
|September 27, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Recipes, What I...Wednesday|
What I Ate
For the first time in TOO LONG, my day featured pudding oats! Oatmeal, peanut butter (buried under the pudding!) and caramel and dark choc puddings:
(P.S. I got a comment from someone who was overweight and trying to lose a few pounds, about my pudding oats. For those of you who are interested, they CAN have as little as 250 calories, with 1/2 cup oats+water+pudding, but I personally need more than this, so I add milk and nut butter )
And for the first time in a looong time, I was craving oats again for lunch! So I had banana oatbran pudding with nut butter and bloobs:
With a side of…
Mushrooms stuffed with Sabra hummus and tofu and grilled
PB&J rice cake sandwich, but with homemade cinnamon raisin PB!
The thing is, I love PB&Co’s Cinnamon Raisin Swirl PB…
…but I DON’T love the price, and all the sugar it contains! So once I ran out, I decided to make my OWN version. And I LOVE it!!
Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter
You would never guess this delicious, drippy peanut butter was sugar free, and that would take less than 10 minutes to make! Quick, simple, and totally addictive.
- 1.5 cups roasted peanuts (I used lightly salted, but unsalted would probably work best)
- ~2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8-1/4 tsp salt, if using unsalted peanuts
- Stevia, to taste*
- 1/4 cup raisins
*Everyone’s taste buds are different, so adjust to taste! I used quite a lot of stevia to balance out my salty peanuts, so I used 2 packets of NuNaturals stevia and about 15 drops of vanilla stevia, and this made it perfectly sweet
- Grind peanuts into peanut butter in a food processor. This should only take around 5 minutes or less to make a smooth, shiny PB.
- Add in cinnamon, salt (if using), and Stevia, and process until fully combined. Taste-test to see if more stevia is needed, and add more if desired.
- Stir in raisins, or give them a quick whizz in the processer until incorporated. Can be stored at room temperature.
This is my favourite nut butter I’ve ever made! It’s so drippy and DELICIOUS!
Of course, it’s AWESOME stuffed in dates too!
I ran out of dates yesterday night, so I dashed out to the supermarket at 10pm to get more. Desperate times call for desperate measures!
What I Worked
I GOT TO RUN/WALK TODAY!! And there was NO PAIN!! (From my Dailymile account):
I love running so much and I felt SO HAPPY to be back out there doing what I love!
I get to do it all over again on Thursday hopefully, and I can’t WAIT already!!
Best thing you’ve eaten recently? Cinnamon Raisin PB!
What was your last workout? Tomorrow I’m lifting! I love feeling strong!
Tell me one thing you LOVE and couldn’t live without! Running and the people I love. Ok, so that’s two haha!
HUGS and LOVE! <3
P.S. Thank y’all so much for the amazing comments on yesterday’s post! Honestly, I was expecting some negative comments/emails about having an eating disorder or something, but I got so much support and positive feedback!! THANK you friends, it means a lot!
|September 13, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under What I...Wednesday|
Eats I am LOVING!
Today I’m just going to post some foodie highlights!
Baked oatmeal covered in Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut butter:
Pudding oats! I am SO HAPPY because so many people have let me know that they have tried this too and LOVED IT!! Yaaay!!
With vanilla pudding, caramel pudding, and TJ’s crunchy PB
As before, but with half a crumbled chocolate chip oatmeal muffin on top! (The other half was eaten while the oatmeal was cooking ) When the muffin was all stirred in it went all soft and gooey and it was AMAZING!!
I have actually become a total muffin addict! I blame Tara for this!! I was definitely purely a cookie/brownie girl before, but I love muffins too now because they make SUCH good snacks!! Perfect pre-workout fuel The muffins above are Happy Herbivore’s recipe but with a few changes, like added choc chips and no sugar (VERY ripe banana!). They are SO YUMMY!!
Quickest and simplest snack EVER!! And topped with crunchy almond butter
As much produce as I can fit in my belly…
I’ve just discovered these and they are like CRACK to me!! Seriously addictive and SO GOOD!!
What I Worked!
I have been getting in more early workouts, which is SUCH an achievement for me! I am definitely not someone who wakes up easily at 5.30am! I was NOT keeping an eye on the time though this morning, and ended up having to get out of the gym in five minutes to be on time for classes. That means baby wipes and dry shampoo to the rescue!
Eyes shut…clearly still asleep!
I thought I’d share my elliptical workout from yesterday. It is KILLER and can be done on any cardio machine really.
Killer Elliptical Workout
The hill intervals really work your legs, and the Tabata intervals will set your lungs on fire!
- 5 minutes warm-up
- 5 minutes moderate resistance
- 10 minutes hill intervals, keeping speed the same (1 minute high resistance, 1 minute easy)
- 5 minutes Tabata intervals (20 secs ALL OUT, 10 secs easy, repeat)
- 5 minutes cooldown
I repeated this twice for an hour elliptical workout, and then followed with weights, core and stretching.
Embarrassing moment of the day: I thought I was alone in the gym, so I was just dancing away (and I mean DANCING- hands in the air and everything!) on the elliptical in my easy minutes to some quality music…
…but then turned around when I heard applause. Turns out a spin class had just finished and they were ALL standing watching me get my groove on and deemed it worthy of a round of applause and cheering. Wasn’t awkward at all…!
And we all know how good I look when I dance
Do you get embarrassed easily? I don’t really. I’m kinda used to it, and so the people I’m with end up getting more embarrassed by my stupidity than I do haha!
What was the best thing you ate recently? Pudding oats with a crumbled muffin on top, definitely!!
What is your go-to thing to do when you need to calm down and chill out? Play the viola, run on Betty (wasn’t an option yesterday though! ) and eat lots of chocolate. I did that too of course!
THANKS AGAIN for all the advice/love/support yesterday!! LOVE YOU ALL and I hope you have the BEST day! <3
|August 27, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Running Talk, Story time, The Crazy|
I learned an important lesson today:
Only I went out and ate as much Indian food as I could instead. And boy did I pay for it today! Getting up in the morning was pretty tough. My legs would not move. The only thing that got me down the stairs (1 step=10 mins) was the lure of breakfast…
Banana oatmeal, caramel pudding, dark choc pudding, peanut butter, and fresh strawbs
It meant that my run was less than stellar. Almost as painful as the journey TO the gym!
I had a good upper body lifting sesh afterwards though. My legs didn’t mind that at all!
So this evening, I paid my penance. And yes, there are some bathroom shots coming up. The word “boundaries” isn’t in my vocabulary apparently.
Momma: “YOU are always the one who says everything is better if you smile”
“Clearly I wasn’t in an ice bath when I said that…”
More grimace than smile, but it’ll do! And you don’t have to tell me, I know I am a huge wimp, and that I look lovely when taking ice baths at midnight…!
Anyway, it was nothing snuggling up in my dressing gown with a bag of choc chips couldn’t make better
After all that, if I have to roll out of bed again with legs as stiff as tree trunks, I will need more than one bag of chocolate chips for sure!
Have you ever taken an ice bath? Or do you take them often? How do you find them? For the firs few minutes, BAD! Then not so bad after that!
Are you an emotional eater? Yes! But chocolate cures all
Random Q: Chocolate bar, chocolate chips, or chocolate cake? Right now, CHOC CHIPS!!
Have a GREAT weekend friends!! <3
|August 23, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Deep Stuff, Disordered Eating, Running Talk|
10 DAYS yaaaayyy!!!!!
I can’t believe I have the same hair still. Not much has changed apparently!
Today was a rest day.
Now back in the day (can’t believe I’m using that phrase…) I used to HATE rest days. I used to hate them so much that I wouldn’t actually have them. It didn’t matter if I was tired, injured, or just didn’t feel like it. I still had to exercise. I mean, eating all those CALORIES without burning at least SOME of it off?!
Banana oatmeal with caramel pudding, chocolate pudding, and TJ’s crunchy almond butter
My hatred of rest days wasn’t driven by logic. It wasn’t because I thought I didn’t need them. It was because I was AFRAID.
And do know what that lead to?
Obsessiveness. Unhappiness. Feeling like no matter WHAT I did, it wasn’t enough. I wasn’t enough.
I swear I had about a thousand PB&J rice cake sandwiches today. My newest obsession.
But you know what? Now I seriously LOVE rest days!! Why the change of heart though?
I realised that it lets my muscles recover. This means I perform better, get injured less, and my muscles become bigger and stronger so I’ll have less trouble getting myself out of awkward situations…
I realised that rest days mean I am RARING TO GO for my next workout! My run after a rest day is always the BEST!
My favourite athletes have rest days, so why shouldn’t I?
Both Paula and Kara take regular rest days to make them better runners
It means that I have more time to make and EAT yummy food! I actually eat (way!) MORE on rest days because I am always SO MUCH HUNGRIER! I guess it all just catches up! I ate three of my muffins today:
Thanks for all the requests btw- recipe tomorrow I promise!!
…or force them to put up with my sweaty bangs that I can’t be bothered to wash EVERY DAY. Sorry guys, but that just isn’t ever going to happen. It’s all about the dry shampoo.
The biggest reason for the change of heart though was a change of attitude. For me, having no rest days was because I was insecure and felt I NEEDED to exercise every day. The moment I realised that I AM enough, the mindset of striving for perfection fell away, and none of it mattered to me any more. Exercise and food no longer ‘define’ me, nor control my life.
So now I can take a rest day every day of the week if I like, and NOT FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IT! I truly love and embrace rest days now, and I wouldn’t have it any other way
What are your thoughts on rest days? Do you have a set number? I have at LEAST one a week, and more if I need! I also never lift/strength-train two days in a row because that’s bad too!
What is your favourite thing to do on rest days? Spending time with friends/family, baking, eating and watching a gazillion episodes of Friends.
Do you have a current food obsession? Those muffins and PB&J rice cake sandwiches!
HUGS and LOVE! <3
|August 18, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Running Talk|
HAHA sorry that title made me crack up!! I was going to make it less cheesy but that’s just too funny!! HEY friends, and sorry for the lack of postage yesterday! I got back late in the evening and then my blog was down, so I just went to bed! I hope you’re all having a good week!!
I broke my toe. My poor middle toe. Do you wanna see it? Nah, I wouldn’t do that to you! But you can see how doctor-esque I am…
Yeah, I wrapped it in tissue. I’m sure that helped…! (P.S. That’s a cool sandal tan line stripe right there ha!)
Afternoon snack: protein oats in a not-very-empty PB jar, topped with strawberry preserves! That cheered me up! Food and peanut butter especially fix EVERYTHING
MY FIRST EVER (RUNNING) TEAM PRACTISE!! If you are a newer reader or you have a memory like mine, you can read about me being asked to join the club here. Anyway, my first practise was going to be today! But I don’t mind because now I can just look forward to going next week hopefully eeeee!! I can just build up even MORE excitement, and it will be GREAT!!
I just Googled my toe thing, and apparently I can try taping it to my other toes and then running on it. If there’s no pain, then I can run on it! I’m going to check it with the doctor just in case, but *hopefully* it should be fine! It’s my middle toe, so it’s not as bad!
All workout stuff! Workout top with a PROPER built-in bra (most ones are rubbish), a dri-fit zip hoody thingy, a sports bra (I LOVED this design!!), Clif Shot Blocks, and Nuun hydration tablets (they are AWESOME!!).
I also would LOVE these:
Newton’s just sound SO awesome!! Sadly the £130 price tag is a bit much for me!
Also, there’s nothing endorphins can’t fix!
I look cool I know I spent an hour and a half switching between the bike and the elliptical (it’s a week off weights), doing various things to keep myself entertained, like hills and HIITs, and People Watching. I’m a creep.
And then guess what I had for dinner? Ultimate Comfort Food/Bone Healing food:
Buried under all the chocolate pudding, the vanilla pudding, and peanut butter, is STEEL CUT oatmeal!! I LOVE the texture of it!! I definitely have to work on different ways of making it though, but I seriously loved it!!
Now I’m off to eat my late night snack…
…so I’ll see you guys tomorrow!!
Have you ever broken a bone? Not till today!!
Have you ever been part of a sports team? No actually! I wasn’t a sporty child at all!! Actually I remember being in a hockey club for a bit and being AWFUL at it!!
What is your fave thing to shop for? Food, and then workout clothes! I love Nike too much, and my bank balance hates me for it!
ALMOST the weekend now!! Hope you all have a great end to the week!! *HUGS!*
P.S. I put a new album up on my Facebook page of some photos of my summer if you wanna check it out! More to come!
|August 14, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HEY friends!! Hope you’ve had a great weekend!! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know how much I LOVE Sundays, for my typical Sunday Trio: Pancakes, Church, Long Run! After missing this for about a month now thanks to trips abroad, it is SO GOOD to get back to my favourite routine!
It all started with the pancakes. I should learn my lesson about waking up early enough to not have to sprint to church, which is very uncomfortable with a belly full of pancakes…
Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Pancakes. Tasted like heaven. Especially with added PB (instead of applesauce) and drizzled with maple syrup. Make. These. NOW!! I also had a PB&J sandwich on the side!
And then it was CHURCH time!! The sermon was GREAT (about making God your best friend <3 ), and thankfully the pastor is used to me eating during the sermon
That was my pre-run fuel! My run today was SO AMAZING!!! You know those runs that you just want to go on forever? (But you know they can’t because your physio will hunt you down and use her awesome arm muscles to put you in a unbreakable headlock). It was one of those runs
This was the first run I’ve had since my injury that I’ve felt like myself again when running! It was the best feeling! I just spent the hour chatting with God and smiling like a loon the whole time!
In the afternoon, I also did my last New Rules Of Lifting For Women Stage 1 workout!
My thoughts on that and on some other stuff coming at ya tomorrow!
It has pretty much the BEST nutritional profile I have ever seen!! 20g protein, all of your B12 and SO much iron!! Unfortunately, I tried it and gagged. It tasted like compost. No kidding on the greens!
So some GOOD eats for you from the last few days!!
Yesterday’s breakfast was pretty much the best in the WORLD… Oats In A Jar, with White Chocolate Wonderful!!
I made sure to leave at LEAST 10000 servings in the jar
I get worse every time. I think next time I’ll just skip the empty bit altogether and just stuff my oats right in there with the PB.
Sweet tater stuffed with beets, Sabra hummus and marinated tofu cubes (AMAZING combo btw, which I’ve been having non-stop in sandwiches recently!!) with more beets and mushrooms on the side.
Apple chunks dipped in my New Favourite Nut Butter!! Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut is the best EVER!! And made with real chocolate!! Sadly it’s $12 a jar…worth every penny though
Warm WW pita strips double/triple/quadruple dipped in hummus and guacamole
Banana Protein Oats! (1/2 cup oats, banana protein powder, banana, soy milk and lots of PB&Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl nut butter )
And my late night snack every night whilst blogging:
PB Puffins straight from the box. Cos I’m classy like that
And Fun Fact of the Day: I have been home a week now pretty much, and I still haven’t
started finished unpacking yet. Instead, I sit in my suitcase and hug my peanut butter.
Don’t think I’m kidding (well, except for the last bit! ). Will someone please come and unpack for me?! I’ll pay you in hugs and PB spoons!
What was the highlight of your Sunday? Pancakes, Church, Run!!
Do you use protein powders? If so, what brand? I don’t THAT often (only usually after lifting), and usually use Spiru-tein, cos I love all the flavours!!
Fave cereal? Currently, PEANUT BUTTER PUFFINS!! They are addictive!!
Hope you all have an AWESOME week!! <3
|August 10, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
Hey friends!! Thanks SO MUCH for the comments on yesterdays post, and especially for the comments and emails about the riots! It was quieter here in London last night, but 3 people were killed in the riots further up north, so I’m just praying that it’s all over soon!!
Banana oatmeal with caramel and dark chocolate puddings and a crunchy almond butter spoon. Perfection
(Recycled from New Year’s Eve! )
An early birthday present!! I LOVE BIRTHDAYS!! Only 23 days to go!! (Not that I’ve been counting or anything… )
Lunch was the same as breakfast pretty much, but without the pudding and with PB&Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl instead of almond butter. I’m in that post-holiday situation where there is basically NO food in the house.
Except for oats, nut butters, puddings, long-life soy milk and bananas bought at the airport. All staples obviously…especially the pudding
I genuinely do that every time.
I did an easy 5 miles whilst reading Runner’s World. I’ve been working on the art of reading and running at the same time and I think I’ve pretty much got it down now haha!
I’m so excited for tomorrow cos I am allowed to run 6 miles outside with HILL SPRINTS at the end if my legs are feeling ok! I am so jazzed!!
It’s good to be back and baking! I firmly believe that the best refuelling food is a muffin (or anything with chocolate involved really!). In particular Amanda’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins. Mmmm muffin tops…the best bit…
THEY ARE SO GOOD!! It’s like a cross between an oatmeal cookie and a choc chip muffin- my two FAVE things!! I made a couple of small changes, like replacing the egg and subbing in some peanut flour cos I’m obsessed with the stuff
Oh, and another piece of foodie heaven:
Vegan-friendly peanut butter cups!! DELICIOUS!! They were demolished in about 10 seconds flat
And guys, if you see this bar, you HAVE to buy it!! That’s an ORDER!!
The BEST bar I’ve ever had!! This is totally foodgasmic, and I hate that word, so you know I must be deadly serious!!
Best of all (yes, even better than the pudding oats and Betty reunions!!), I got to be reunited with the man in my life…
Definitely the best guy a girl could have
What things do you miss when you go away? Or what DON’T you miss? I don’t miss the weather here when I go somewhere nice!
What is your favourite bar? I love Clif bars (especially the Crunch and Z Bar varieties!) and Luna bars, and Larabars, and ALL bars basically!! But that choc chip Organic Food Bar is definitely my fave!
What are you looking forward to RIGHT NOW? Tomorrow’s outdoor run+hill sprints, and a package that should be arriving for me soon!!
Have a GREAT day friends!! <3
|July 23, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Uncategorized|
HELLO friends!! I was going to do a tour post today, but I’ve got so much to catch you up on since I’ve been back that I thought I’d save my tour shenanigans for another time
Although I’ve just come back, I’m actually leaving again tomorrow! At the painful time of 5.30am I should add. I am going to San Francisco for a few days, and then on to Hawaii! I am SO excited!! I’m not taking a laptop, but I’ll try to post when I can nab a computer somewhere to keep y’all up to date
So the last two days have been crazy, with unpacking, laundry (which is still in the machine aaah!!!!) and packing again! And obviously lots of good food too.
Yesterday’s breakfast: banana oatmeal topped with caramel and chocolate puddings and crunchy PB.
Strawberry oatmeal (I whipped in some ripe strawberries) topped with puddings, White Chocolate Wonderful, and more strawberries
Sweet tater fries, broccoli with nooch, and leftover pasta with courgette.
Borlotti beans cooked in Napolitana-nooch sauce, wholewheat giant couscous (my new fave grain!!) and half a cucumber.
Banana with WCW peanut butter and dark choc chips
There have also been some AMAZING workouts! Yesterday I ran 2 miles before stopping (I had brought my gym shoes and not my running shoes by accident!) and spent 45 mins of ‘tempo’ ellipticalling. Basically, I did a warm-up mile, then 3 miles of around 85% max heart rate, before cooling down. Oh, and I threw in 5 mins of Tabata intervals. If you want a killer workout, try that. It’s 20 secs hard, 10 secs easy, and it is KILLER!! I definitely wouldn’t be able to maintain that for very long!!
Today I did my FIRST SUCCESSFUL SPEED WORKOUT SINCE MY INJURY!!
She’s a bit camera shy Anyway, she was awesome cos I told her that I was only allowed to do 3 miles of speedwork so she stopped me after that even though I wanted to go on. I think she may need to be a permanent gym buddy of mine! After the short run, I did a NROLFW workout:
LOVING how much stronger I am getting!! It is AWESOME!!
Mine was the same, but the glasses were even more wonky! It. Was. Awesome. I will definitely be seeing it again when I get back!
In the meantime, I have to pack. It’s 11pm, and there are about five things in my suitcase right now. I feel like this is the story of my life recently…! And what I want to know friends is what are YOUR recommendations? Anywhere I should go in San Fran, Honolulu or Big Island? AND what are your foodie recommendations? I am definitely looking forward to heading to the Whole Foods Nut Butter Wall!
What has been your fave workout recently? Definitely my speed run! I’m also LOVING my New Rules workouts, because they are so challenging and the results ROCK!!
Are you a Harry Potter fan? Have you seen the latest movie? I’ve been a huge fan ever since I was a kid. I remember pretending I was Hermione
What are your recommendations? What are your favourite foodie items you think I should buy? I think I will need an extra suitcase to bring it all home in!
Sorry I’ve been a terrible blog commenter+replier lately, and I will be for the next 2 weeks! But after that I’ll be back as usual! LOVE YOU ALL have a great day!!