This morning it is icing here so my workout was indoors. I did 10 x 800s sprint (it was 80% until the last few - I find it hard to sprint on the treadmill). It was a great workout and I got in 10 miles. I did some visualizing of the hill to get myself to work harder at the end. It's so great to run outside! It even helps when you are stuck on the treadmill. I finished this workout in 1:24 +. I think my goal for Broad Street this year is going to be a 1:15. I have to look at the pace of that.
This leads me into eating habits. In the past month or so, I have become even more
I used to love to bake - cookies, cakes. I'd try to experiment with the recipes and make them healthier. Now I just find healthy recipes. I don't make full fat real recipes anymore - I'm using flax for eggs, apple sauce/pumpkin for butter, maple syrup for sugar, and ground oats for flour most of the time. With motivation from several blogs that I read for their recipe ideas, I feel like I've really been able to lead a healthy lifestyle and have really good eating habits. My goal is to not only be in top shape for this spring racing season, but also just to pump my body with good stuff.
One of the quotes that I picked up from Fran Crippen was "my body is a temple" - totally true! It is going to run on what you put in it and I'm dedicated to giving it the best stuff. That being said, Chocolate does go into my body on a daily basis - and I think that is fine.
Here is a sample day:
Pre-workout - rice crispy treat balls, raw chocolate chip cookie, fudgie babies (dates + cocoa + nuts)
Breakfast - variations of oatmeal pancakes or oatmeal or a bowl of cereal + Milk
peanut butter protein pancakes:
1/2 c ground oats
1 tsp maple syrup
1 T almond butter
1/4 - 1/2 c almond milk/milk
1-2 T hemp protein powder
1 T flax or chia seeds
+ apple sauce for apple pie pancakes
I add baking powder and more milk and let it sit a bit if I want to make them into pancakes.
Mid morning - Half a power bar (I like the harvest ones but know they are pumped w/ a bunch of ingredients and added sugar) and/or fruit leather
Lunch - Smoothie w/ almond milk, handful of spinach, 1 frozen banana, one orange, blueberries and echinacea drops (thank you for the tips Chari)
A wrap with whatever is in the house - last week was smoked gouda (I do eat cheese here and there), hummus and spinach or ezekial bread w/ hummus and leftover bean patties or dr praegers
Snacks: nuts, scoop of almond/peanut butter, cereal, chickpeas baked w/ honey, piece of chocolate, rice crispy treat balls
Dinner is some combination of beans and carbs.
Black bean sliders
Lentil burgers or lentil loaf
Mac and cheese - healthified w/ a veggie in there and nutritional yeast
pasta w/ tomato sauce and chick pea meatballs
Kale and barley
At night sometimes I'll eat a combo of ground oats, more pb + maple syrup, some protein powder + maple syrup and water ("hemp fudge"), or some processed newman's oreo cookies if we have them.
Sometimes I get bored with the dinner rotation and try new recipes.
What is in your dinner rotation?
What are some good snacks? Favorite breakfasts?