Friday, December 9, 2011

Best pre-run meal

Yesterday was one of those crazy days. I didn't get a chance to work out at lunch (my preferred time), and planned to squeeze in a quick treadmill session around 6:30 or so. I forgot that it was Nick's swimming day,which delays our dinner by an hour, and I had to take Sam to the mall for new shoes. Because a huge chunk was missing out of his shoe. How does this happen to a $60 pair of shoes? Perhaps it's using the shoes as brakes on his bike, sliding all over as though he's playing baseball & coming into home, and generally kicking everything in his path.

After the mall, I corralled myself into throwing something together for dinner, which meant taquitos that I made & froze over the weekend. This was a decision I would later come to regret. Genius move. Because we had a later dinner & all, I had to run about 45 minutes after I finished eating. That taquito was showing me no love on the treadmill. At all. At all. Nausea-city. Let that be a lesson to you. However, if you're looking for a yummy taquito recipe, I highly recommend this one! (I know, the near-barf on the treadmill story really built it up & made you want to try it, didn't it?) I make a few small tweaks - I cook my chicken before I put it in the food processor, because dealing with chicken germs isn't for me. I also don't do the dip like they recommend. I keep it easy & mix together a bit of Greek yogurt with salsa as my dip. YUM. Healthy, & easy.

Here's what I'm wearing today. I have a feeling I'll be cold, but I love this sweater & had nothing to layer under it. I apparently don't own a single black or white long-sleeved tshirt.

Outfit details:
  • Black & silver necklace - Tiffany & Co, gift from M
  • Black tank - Express
  • Cranberry sweater - Aritzia
  • Jeans - 7FAM, from Costco
  • Black boots - Anne Klein, Macy's
  • Surprised expression - courtesy of my awesome camera skills + non-photogenic face

Workout details:
I'm slowly building up my mileage again, and ran 1.25 miles without stopping yesterday. I could have gone a bit farther, but I felt like collapsing on the treadmill would be poor form. Today I'm aiming for 1.5 miles + an arm workout (operation bat wing) at the gym. My gym is having a holiday beauty product giveaway each day in December, so it's a nice motivation to come & get my prize. Oh, and work out too. ;-)I'm easily bribed.

Questions for you:
What's a reasonable amount of miles to add each week? I'm going to spend December just getting back to the basics, and hope to be up to 5K range by mid-January. I'd like to find a 5K for mid-January, a 10Kish for February, and if all goes well, a 1/2 for the April time frame. I'd like it to be somewhere warm & vacation-y (willing to travel!) as it will be a combined girls vacation & run. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of doing the Mercer Island race, but not sure if I'll be ready for a half in March. May just do the 10K. Anyway, please send me any recommendations you have for races. I love the motivation of having something to train for!

And, what are you up to this weekend? Any races or fun holiday plans? I think M is taking our oldest skiing, we have our normal swimming practice & soccer games + we're having a holiday get together with my BFF & her kids this weekend. A pizza party, and I do believe M is busting out the pomegranate martinis again. You know, to perfect his recipe for Christmas. And, maybe a little because I begged. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. 1. Most importantly: you need to email me the pomegranate martini recipe ASAP.

    2. I think if you tack on a mile a week you should be ok - especially how you're doing it right now with doing 1/4 mile longer increments throughout the week - I think you'll be in 5k and 10k shape in no time.

    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND FRIEND!! I'll be running a 30k (18.6 miles, eek!!) so say a prayer for me and drink a martini or three for me :)