New meal and training plan….time to get my ass in gear!

We are 28 days away from the National Peace Officer Memorial Run!

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Gee thanks……

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Matcha Green Tea Latte and I need some Motivation…….

This week has been a bit of a write off. Starting the week off exhausted just had me completely out of routine and lacking motivation.

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I did do 4 runs outside this week but they were all pretty short…..No long run for me this week! 2 of the runs were at work with one of my partners…The other two were this weekend on my days off……

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Runners Logic: I’m Tired……I Think I’ll Go For A Run

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After work today I was exhausted! Even though I only worked 6-2 I was just beyond tired, but I had already planned on doing a 10k when I got home.

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I changed out of my uniform at work and into my running clothes so that I didn’t even have to go into the house except to drop off my bag. Because if I sat down even for a minute that run wasn’t happening!

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Cleanse Over…..Longest 2 days ever…..

Sometime I come up with these ideas that I immediately regret. But then I am too stupid stubborn to admit it and follow through even though I am kicking myself the whole time……Well this was one of these ideas folks…….

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I was feeling a bit sluggish and bloated so I just said screw it and decided to do the Isagenix 2 Day cleanse

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I didn’t even post last night because I was absolutely miserable……I have never done a fast before…..EVER……and now I know why……..

I managed to get through it….mostly by constantly complaining, during the day, to anyone at work that would listen and to Shane in the evenings……I have no doubt that I drove everyone completely nuts……My problem was definitely EVERYONES problem!!!!

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Sorry about that……….

I did take some before and after pictures, just to see if there would actually be a difference or if it is all in my head……I did end up loosing exactly 5 Lbs, but I can see a bit of a difference. I really do feel less bloated today and just better all around!

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Hangry Bit**

Well with Spring in the air and Summer peaking over the horizon, it made me start to think about those beach days of July and August…….Along with Beach days come fun, friends, sand and bathing suits……….oh Shit….BATHING SUITS…….

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Time to own up to the Winter weight and deal with it. Besides wanting to fit into my Summer clothes, if I have any intention of doing well on the upcoming runs I need to get these 10 lbs off. Ugh….

I am not really one for patience. Actually I have about zero for a lot of things and dieting is one of them. I love food….period! And I am not saying that in the way most people half heartily spit that out…..

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Banana what?

Banana Jam….that’s right! If you haven’t tried this yet…..you need to………

Stop, Collaborate and Listen

ice And make this now!banana3dramaSorry….I just get excited for things like this………Here is the recipe…….

Banana Jam

Ingredints

  • Very ripe (I used frozen) Bananas (18 Bananas made 3 1/2L Jars)
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Honey More or less depending on taste)
  • 1.5 tsp Cinnamon
    Cook minimum 20 Minutes but longer if needed to get he consistency you want.
  • Seal in jars…..Keeps well in the fridge for a couple weeks
    Great on oatmeal, in yogurt or even on toast with peanut butter!

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Yep……You too will do a hip thrust when you taste it……

 

I run because it’s good for me…….also because I like to eat…..and drink…..a lot

Holy F Bomb windy again……I don’t know what is going on around here but I don’t like it! It finally stopped raining so I got out ASAP for my run as it looked like it might start pouring again any minute.

I popped a power ball

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I bundled up and got outside. I could barley pull my front door shut the wind was so strong. 51 km/per hour (32 miles) winds……When is this madness going to stop!!

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Pre-Run…..I could barley open my eyes !

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Some bunny has been digging in my yard…..and Grocery fun!

Finally have a day off!!! It is disgusting weather here! Pouring rain all day, cold and the fog is as thick as pea soup!

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mmmm….Pea Soup!

Now I wanna make pea soup…….

Anywhooooo

Had a zillion errands to do today as I work AGAIN this weekend…..two in a row….

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This is the same face I actually make when I am angry……see

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Yikes……

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WIAW #2

wiawSince my food tends to be the same most days I don’t want to bore you to tears posting the same food every week……

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I thought posting pictures of new or actually interesting dishes would be a better way to go about this…. Just go with it….mmmm…..k?

I was in the Bulk Barn the other day, well two Bulk Barns actually……. I managed to get kicked out of the first one and had to go to another one that was out of my way. (Don’t ask) I was picking up White Chocolate and Sprinkles for the cake pops but somehow managed to come out with tons of spices and a bunch of other things. I picked up a pulled pork spice (probably full of salt but whatever it smelled great!) I thought it would be good for a pulled Chicken.

I chopped up some onions and garlic, and threw them in the slow cooker with some of my home made Tomato sauce preserves (from last year) the pulled pork spice a dehydrated pepper and let it cook away.

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Made 32 L last fall

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Once it was cooked I took out the chicken and shredded it with two forks and threw it back in until all the liquid cooked down.

Yum…..Served with Grilled Broccoli for a work dinner this week.

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Meal prep Monday and a 10 K run

After my epic fail 12k run the other day I decided I needed a bit of an edge for my 10k today.

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I had some C4 pre work out before I set out. Not sure if it was psychological or not but this run was a million times better. I had a ton of errands to do after the run so I drove to a mini mall complex and started my run from there.

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Pre-Run. Just getting set up with the new Sony cordless MP3 player before I get out of the car to start my run!

 

The first 5 k was hilly and quite windy but I still felt pretty strong. I took my time warming up. I stuck to 6 min km’s for the first 3 k. Picked up the pace a bit for km 4 and 5, trucking through the wind.

At 5k in I turned a corner and ran out of the winds path and into the sun. That last half of the run was great! Averaged 5:35km pace the rest of the run! Not bad for a training run!

This run makes me feel that I might have a chance to win my bets!

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I probably should have listened!

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Post run protein shake

Why does my hand look giant here? Reminds me of Carrie Heffernan on King of Queens when Deacon and Kelly gave them the painting of her with one giant arm……

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Finished up all my errands and headed home to meal prep for the rest of the week. After a couple hours we are set up for the rest of the week with healthy meals. Here are a few of the highlights!

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Grilled steak with roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed onions, peppers and mushrooms and a side of steamed spinach (Shane’s dinners)
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Mixed greens with roasted sweet potato, chick peas, alfalfa sprouts, roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and nutritional yeast (my lunches)

My lunch salads looked so good I just had to have one for dinner as well!

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I do realize it is odd that I eat my salads out of mixing bowls…..It is just part of who I am.

saladWorking Overtime Tuesday and Wednesday 6-6!

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