Training and eating

So I promised myself I would keep blogging after Whole30 and here I am. I don’t know how consistent I will be because honestly, I’m a bit critical of my writing abilities. I just don’t think I express myself well so I tend to just not write.

Since David and I ended Whole30 last week, we spent 5 days eating basically whatever and we felt like shit. Now we’re back to Whole30 ish – I’d say 85% whole 30 and 15% whatever. Our goal is to be “paleo” ish at home and then treat when we eat out. I bought WellFed 2 with this in mind and we’re going to try 1 or 2 new recipes each week. We had the Italian Pork Roast this week and it was great. It made enough meat for everyday! I’ve been mixing it with applesauce for lunch.

Marathon training is going well.

Last Friday I did 9.5 miles on the treadmill. Saturday, 5.75 easy on the treadmill. I missed Sunday’s long run though due to icy conditions and snow. Tuesday was an easy 3 miles on the treadmill. Last night I did a fun 6.9 mile workout:

15 minute warmup at 6.0 (10:00)

3min @ 8:03
2min @ 8:31
1min @ 7:30
2min @ 8:31
2min @ 8:21
2min @ 8:03
2min @ 7:45
2min @ 8:31
1min @ 7:18
2min @ 8:31
2min @ 8:21
2min @ 7:56
2min @ 8:31
3min @ 7:14
2min @ 8:03

15 min at 6.5 (9:13)

I found it here: http://www.runnersworld.com/workouts/how-real-runners-train-treadmills?page=single and will add 5 minutes of intervals every week I think. It’s a good way to break up the treadmill monotony.

So I’m carrying on with the paleo ish eating and the marathon training. Feeling good!

Whole30 Days 23-26

Whoops, I’m a bit behind. It’s all basically same old stuff though. Once I get into a routine, I don’t deviate much – so breakfast, lunch and dinner never vary too much.

Tuesday – ran 3.5 easy – had eggs + fruit for breakfast, chicken for lunch and I can’t remember for dinner, chili maybe?

Wednesday – ran 6.62 progression – same breakfast, chili for lunch and steak for dinner. Had too many almonds and didn’t feel well on the treadmill and barely ate dinner.

Thursday – we were running out of food and I was gone from 7am-830p – had 3 sweet potatoes, chicken, lots of carrots etc .. Then salmon + green beans when I got home for dinner.

Friday – ran 6 hilly miles outside. Then went grocery shopping. Had tuna + avocado, blackberries and pistachios for lunch, kielbasa + green beans for dinner.

Today is day 27 – we ran 4.88 miles this morning and I just had sweet potato + eggs. Which is also the dogs favorite. She loves the leftovers. I have 15 miles on schedule for tomorrow.

I have to say, I’m becoming increasingly anxious to see if I’ve lost weight come Wednesday. I also think it will be interesting to blog about meals after Whole30. We plan on sticking to the principles with some additions. But I know gluten affects me, especially while marathon training so that will be limited or non-existent until Boston. Dairy will be rare. I bet sugar is going to taste way too sweet at first. I do want to try the new cookie dough oreos though :hide:

It should be interesting. I feel better than ever but can’t always be this restrictive however the principles and main parts of meals should stay the same.

Whole30 Days 13 and 14

Apparently I didn’t post yesterday, I uploaded pics to do so but forgot, I guess.

So yesterday – woke up at 6am and was ready to go.

Breakfast – 7:45am – I had a sweet potato that isn’t pictured, steak and eggs

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Got some stuff done and then ran errands with David. After our errands, we went to the gym for a quick workout. I did 31 min – 5 walk, 21 run, 5 walk for 2.62 miles.

Lunch – tuna mixed with avocado and green beans, grapefruit – around 12:30

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen I spent all afternoon decluttering and organizing the house with David.

Dinner was around 6 – kielbasa, peppers, onions and green beans

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI went to be around 9pm and fell asleep by 930pm. I woke up 30 minutes before my alarm today at 530am. I’ve been sleeping so much better. I guess I can attribute that to Whole30.

Had some coffee, egg muffins, 1/2 an avocado and some applesauce at 6am

IMG_20140119_060348_760I met a friend at her house and then drove to meet our running group. I drank 1/3 coconut water, 2/3 water on the drive in. I ate a clementine and banana when we got there at 7:45am and then packed a Peter Rabbits Organics, dried mango and dates for run fuel. We had 12 miles scheduled. It had started snowing, so it was a bit slippery. I started out with my friend and ran nice and easy. We hooked up with another girl at a water stop around mile 4 and then I ran a bit ahead after that because I was feeling awesome. There were 2 water stops, I had 1/2 the fruit squeezy Peter Rabbit thingy and a piece of dried mango at each. I didn’t eat the dates. 2 cups of water at each station. I avoided the candy and gatorade easily.

IMG_20140119_061932_815I got back a bit before my friend and had my post-run leftover kielbasa, and green beans with a sweet potato, along with the dates and clementine. I mentioned the twizzlers looking good to me to her and she told me I deserved one after 12 miles but I wasn’t even that tempted because I feel so good and don’t want to slip up.

IMG_20140119_101229_677(I promise there is kielbasa on the bottom of that).

Ran a few errands and then came home and ate again around 12pm. I browned some ground beef, scrambled in2 eggs and then some sweet potato with a little s&p. It was delish.

IMG_20140119_115702_593(even Dash wanted some!)

Now my chicken is in the crockpot for the week. Watched our football team lose and ate chicken drumsticks that David grilled.

IMG_20140119_151418_958I have also snacked on some pistachios and dried fruit watching the games. I’m feeling really good 2 weeks in. My awesome run made me feel really good about my fuel.

 

Marathon Training + Whole30

David and I start the Whole30 tomorrow. We went to Trader Joes yesterday and the local grocery store today. I spent about $150 total but a lot of that was spices.

Today, I’ve made turkey loaf, egg muffins and whole chicken in the crockpot. I still have Chili, sweet potatoes and mayo to make. Tomorrow, I’m planning on egg muffins + avocado for breakfast, tuna w/ mayo, apples, celery wrapped in lettuce for lunch with a sweet potato and turkey loaf for dinner with vegetables.

Whole30 Daily tell us to make goals for our 30 days – my three are

1. I will not use electronic devices 30 minutes before bed (and I will not check my phone when I wake up in the middle of the night)

2. I will complete Stage 1 of NROLW

3. I will spend more time with my husband

I did my first long-ish run for marathon training today – only 6 miles but more than I’ve done in awhile and it felt good. I have a bad cough and sore neck but neither bothered me while running.

Tomorrow, we start with before pictures and we’re off!

2014 goals – January edition

Continue to work on mindfulness and emotional/mental health – Continue therapy and read one book relating to this 
Journal 3x/week
Complete all stages of New Rules of Lifting for Women – Finish Stage 1
Run 2 half marathons (and PR in one) + Complete Boston Marathon in under 4 hours – Long runs with running group starting 1/12. Work on changing diet to benefit run training
Volunteer with Horizons for Homeless Children – placement begins this month
Pay off car loan – pay regular amount
Pay off credit card debt – apply bonuses to 1 or more credit cards, zero out a credit card and stop using it 
Read 65 books – Read 5.5 books
Work on curbing soda consumption – Cut back to 3/week
Save $5000 – save $400
Start Masters Program – send in application and transcripts
Get a raise – Schedule a time to talk to my boss
Go to yoga 2x/month – Start going to Friday community class with friend
Continue to use YNAB – enter all spending, work on figuring out where we can cut back using tools
Stop biting nails – Figure out root of habit and change the cycle