Thursday, September 3, 2009

By the way....

I think the funk has past for now. I am feeling better after resting a bit and taking the motrin.


Today I woke a bit groggy because in addition to taking another motrin 800 last night I took 1/2 of a 1/2 of a flexeral (muscle relaxor). I went for my ususal pre-run breakfast of a banana but they were looking brown and squishy. I opted for 1/2 of an Ezekiel english muffin toasted with almond butter.

I headed to Memorial Park and did 5 slow miles. I did a bit of walking here and there. I was in a fog from the muscle relaxor. I was also feeling dehydrated even though I drank two large glasses of water before I left.

Post workout breakfast was a bowl of Health Valley Organics flax cereal with skim milk and 1 egg for good measure. I have a correction from yesterday, the cereal was not Nature Path, it was Health Valley Organics. If you have not tried this cereal do it! It has 6 grams of protien, low sugar (9 grams) and TONS of fiber. It tastes super good too......

I am missing some work this morning because I am taking my pug to the vet. He is itching and scratching like a madman. In the car I plan on having a Pure cherry cashew bar + water. I am considering running to Starbucks to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte..... Why not? It's almost the weekend. A small treat. :)

For lunch I am having leftover pork tenderloin, 1/2 of a white potatoe, and some brocolli.

Late day snack will be a nectarine and some almonds.

I will be meeting with Jolene our fitness competition coach at 7 pm tonight. Not sure how that will fit in with dinner. I may have to bring another bar. Not my favorite type of dinner that's for sure. I want real food!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

In a Funk???

Sorry I was not blogging earlier. My boss is out on vacation and I am super busy at work. That and I am afraid I am getting into a FUNK! I tend to get like this when I am injured and feel sidelined. This morning I slept in till 7 am because I was planning on staying home until I took my dog to the vet. Unfortunately my remote access on my work computer was not working so I had to go in. Sorry puggy! Maybe tomorrow..... Poor little guy, he is itching like crazy everywhere.

I took a motrin 800 this morning and it seemed to take the edge off. My lower back on the left side is giving me 'Fits".

Breakfast today was something new and yummy..... Nature Path Flax and Granola Clusters cereal with 1% milk. I also had an egg fried in Pam. Are you surprised? LOL! Gotta get that protien in...

Snack was an apple with the last of my almond butter. Lunch was leftover eggplant parm. Soo good but I ate to much of it. No late day snack, too much parm!

I also have heard a rumor that the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks starting today. Hummmm, I may have to check it out tomorrow. That is definately a habit I don't need to get into right now. Not the best for you and expensive but oh so good. The latte will make a nice treat for the weekends.

Dinner tonight is pork tenderloined seasoned with a dijon glaze and steamed brocolli. I love the glaze because it is sweet.....

Tomorrow is my first visit with my new trainer Jolene. She will be getting Ana and myself ready for the fitness competition we are planning on doing in March. Not sure what to expect, I will let you know though! She is going to size us up......... A bit nerve racking.

Here is to hoping this FUNK goes away.

A few more snacks yesterday

Yesterday did not plan well and needed to add in a few extra snacks. The chicken I made for lunch was good but I microwaved it too long so it was tough.

The extra snacks were a Fage 2% Greek yogurt with cherry, a pink lady apple and a handful of unsalted almonds.

The Eggplant Parmesan I made for dinner was great! I could not even tell it was low fat / baked. I had two servings.......... Oink, oink...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Crabby on Tuesday

This morning I woke in a foul mood. Chris kept me up late then we got into a fight about me picking him up from the game. I slept till 5:30 am then headed downstairs for pre-workout breakfast. I did my usual a hard boiled egg with some Lawery's seasoning.

I decided to switch up my lifting days and do legs earlier in the week. So this morning I did a 10 min warm up and stretch then off to the machines. I am feeling tight in my hamstrings and get a burning sensation when I lift heavy weights on my legs. Also my lower back is acting up. I feel like I am 80 some days.....

Post workout breakfast was 1/2 cup of oatmeal with strawberrys and blueberrys + one egg fried in Pam. Snack today was a Pure bar + mixed nuts. Lunch will be a frozen chili seared chicken breast and some frozen veggies. Late day snack will be an apple and almond butter.

Hopefully a better mood is on the horizon!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Welcome back Monday

Morning! Today I woke up at my usual 5:15am and headed downstairs for the usual pre-run breakfast. A banana and lots of water. I am out of bagels which I am thinking is a good thing. I am finding I really can't control myself around bagels and other baked goods. It's better to save them for really long runs and not have them in the house. I am already dreaming of my next one, I am going to go for a chocolate chip bagel....... mmmmm......

Hills workout today was a toughie. We did a warm up for about 20 mins then we did 3 miles on a negative split. A negative split is getting faster and faster each mile. It's tough to do when you are chatting with a friend. Monday's workouts are always a medium effort. You can't go "hard" all week. This past SaturdayI did 7 miles on a negative split so I need to run easy. I ended up doing 3.25 miles of hills and 1.8 miles to and from base to my house. Not bad for a Monday.

Post workout breakfast was two eggs fried in Pam and two slices of turkey bacon.

Snack today will be mixed nuts with sea salt and Fage 2% yogurt with strawberrys and blueberrys.

Lunch today is going to be at a resturant. We are taste testing for our annual sales meeting. I am going to try and limit my intake. Last time I way overdid it by mistake. Too much tasting....... Lots of stuff I don't usually eat, DESSERTS. The resturant today is a seafood place so I am hoping for some lighter fare. Wish me luck.

Dinner tonight will be leftovers from last night. Grilled turkey tenderlion with BBQ sauce, 1/2 of a sweet potatoe with cinnamon and 4 asparagus spears.

Have a great Monday, run easy~