We are 28 days away from the National Peace Officer Memorial Run!
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.
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……
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.
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!
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…….
I was feeling a bit sluggish and bloated so I just said screw it and decided to do the Isagenix 2 Day cleanse
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!!!!
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!
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…….
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…..
Banana Jam….that’s right! If you haven’t tried this yet…..you need to………
Stop, Collaborate and Listen
Yep……You too will do a hip thrust when you taste it……
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
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!!
Finally have a day off!!! It is disgusting weather here! Pouring rain all day, cold and the fog is as thick as pea soup!
Now I wanna make pea soup…….
Had a zillion errands to do today as I work AGAIN this weekend…..two in a row….
This is the same face I actually make when I am angry……see
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.
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.
After my epic fail 12k run the other day I decided I needed a bit of an edge for my 10k today.
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.
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!
I probably should have listened!
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……
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!
My lunch salads looked so good I just had to have one for dinner as well!
I do realize it is odd that I eat my salads out of mixing bowls…..It is just part of who I am.