Hello friends! Ugh Monday! It is really the worst day of the week, especially after a great weekend! Today marks the day I start training for my 10K in October. Why start training 16 weeks before the actual (easy?) event? Well because I am not a runner. As I have said before the longest distance I have ever run consecutively has been 3 miles, and believe me when I say it was hard for me. I don’t know why I just have no running stamina. I am really hoping to change that.
A few weeks ago, we went to National Harbor with our friends Sean and Brandy and I really don’t remember how it came up but talked about running a half marathon. We were all geared up to sign up for one in Va Beach, when we came to our senses and decided to start small. I did a quick google search to find a training schedule for our first 10K and came up with this:
Which requires an 8 week commitment. Then after I have completed the first 8 weeks, I will move onto actually traning for the 10K race following this schedule:
Which also requires an 8 week commitment, hence starting my traning 16 weeks before the event. To all you runners out there, is this overkill?
I was going for the slow and steady wins the race mentality, aka I don’t want to run myself into the ground and get injured. As of right now I can run 2 miles straight, but I have some trouble with it. Ironically, day one is a rest day? Haha, well ok so it says, rest/run/walk. I chose to run outside with Ella today. It was really hot again today:
Poor doggie. Ok enough running talk for today, let’s move onto food shall we?
Breakfast cereal combo with half a banana, can’t go wrong. OH MAN, I totally forgot to mention this yesterday, but at Costco they had a GIANT box of Oatmeal squares, so we bought two of them. I cannot wait to dig into these bad boys.
Lunch today was something my mom made me last week.
It doesn’t have a name, it is just something that we used to eat a lot when I was younger and apparently they eat a great deal of in Iran on a hot summer day. It’s yogurt but my mom put in a whole bunch of yummy herbs, walnuts, raisins, and apples. I had some of it, well most of it, on Saturday afternoon, but had some leftover so I brought it for lunch today with a whole wheat tortilla:
Thank you mommy!
Yesterday when we went to Costco, we bought these:
I have never tried these before and have wanted to for a while. Today I had the Mighty Mango flavor, and oh man was this amazing. It was just want I needed this afternoon to curb my hunger at work.
After my run with Ella I started making dinner:
Creole Stuffed Mushrooms
Course: side dishes
PointsPlus™ Value: 1
Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
I obviously modified this recipe a bit so that we didn’t have 24 giant stuffed mushrooms, haha. They were pretty good, I think they looked better than they tasted, so I was a bit disappointed.
Alright that is all for me today, sorry for the long post, I had a lot to cover today!