Long weekend

Yesterday I went swimming and it was a drag! I felt like my arms were each like 50 pounds and kind of felt like I was 8 months pregnant again! It was a struggle to get through the 2500 yards/45 minutes. I can't wait till I can get to the masters. I swam 3 days this week and hope to get back into that routine. After swimming, I went to Gentile's market in Newtown Square (for any locals) - fruit and veggies there are great prices!! I got tons of berries, fennel, zucchini, mushrooms, & bananas. I got all this stuff for $26 bucks. The berries were like $1 and $1.39 for the little ones and blueberries $3! I need to make a habit of going here once a week for my produce. So cheap!
hard to see but 3 containers of mushrooms, 3 raspberries, 2 blueberries, 3 blackberries, bag of green beans, 2 tomatoes, a head of fennel, 2 bunches of bananas, an avocado and 3 zucchini

Running - is going ok. My knees are kind of hurting, and running has been just ok since my treadmill "race" last weekend.

Food - I'm debating whether to calorie count still, and kind of just not in a good place with how I feel about my body right now, as summer gets closer and my stomach is a ball of yuck. I'm eating well, but either too much or too little. I'm tired everyday around 4pm, sometimes I wake up starving, and sometimes I feel full and gross. I wish I had a food advisor.

Breakfast- oatmeal, 1 tbsp almond nutter, oatbran, cinnamon
Then kashi go lean, cranberries and 10 almonds

That was around 10-11, and I'm ready for lunch! Probably some bean patties or a veggie burger.

Last night I made some lentil burgers similar to the pinto bean patties, but using the lentils like Heather & Mark did. They turned out pretty similar. They are still a bit dry, but tasty. I think they'd be good with guacamole. That is an avocado on top but it wasn't ready yet! Not ripe enough. Mushrooms, tomatoes and some colby jack cheese cubes.

My latest article - 5 local marathons:

Philadelphia Running Examiner: Time to start thinking about fall marathons


  1. geez, I only WISH I could swim 2500 in :45! Sounds like a good swim to me :)

  2. You are a speedy swimmer. I wish I could swim 2500 yards in 45 min. Great job in the pool.

    Have you been logging what you are eating? It may help you determine foods that are making you feel too full and bloated or see times when maybe you need to add more protein.

  3. Sounds like you're doing a *great* job with your nutrition!

    Do a google search for McMillan's Running... I bought a dvd from him called Core Training for Runners and it's awesome. I've been doing it twice a week and my core is way stronger than ever before. I think it's important to really focus on your core after having a baby since everything got all stretched out... Hope it works for you too! :)

  4. Your doing great about logging what you eat. And swimming 2500 yards in 45 minutes? GEEZE speed racer!! or shall i say speed swimmer! :)

  5. This time of year is always rough for me too in regards to eating. The heat doesn't seem to help either. I'm not in the mood to eat when it's so hot out and then I end up picking...too much.

  6. That's a heck of a swim workout! Good luck with the food business. It's aways a struggle for me too.