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Finally, Something to Love about Day Light Savings Time…

I admit, I am not a fan of Day Light Savings time.  You lose an hour, you’re cranky on Monday morning, you forget to change the time on the coffee pot and there’s no coffee before you shower…it’s just a losing situation.  But last night I finally found something to love about it.  Chores.  That’s right, I said chores.  Since it was going to be light later in the evening, I didn’t have to rush home, rush out to walk the dogs so I could get my run in before it was completely dark.  I was able to do somethings around the house that needed to be done but had been neglected because I was too tired to deal with it after I ran.  I ran the vacuum over the entire house, picked up all the shoes, started cleaning off the dining room table and discussed re-orging the master closet with Hubs.  Then I walked the dogs, ran, rolled & finally ate dinner…at 8:30pm.  Ok, I didn’t love that part but otherwise it was good.

Yum, Green salad with chicken sausage on it.
Yum, Green salad with chicken sausage on it. Please note the “hungry” dachshund staring at me over the edge of the plate. So sad.

My Run was so great last night.  I really didn’t want to run when I first went out.  I had a bit of a tummy ache, the wind was blowing pretty steady and it was warm.  But once I got going the run was great.  I felt good, except for the burps, but I could deal with it.

March 10
5.01 miles, 50:55 total time, 10:09 average pace.
Mile 1: 10:35, Mile 2: 10:31, Mile 3: 10:34, Mile 4: 9:45,Mile 5: 9:21

I was really happy with the last two miles.  Picking up the pace and keeping it going on tired legs in headwinds is tough.

Rocking Doris Day Curls
Rocking Doris Day Curls




Wednesday Fun Run
Wednesday Fun Run

Last nights run was a bit of a tough one.  It was humid, like OMG Humid.  I was a dripping sweaty mess before the first mile was even up.  And it seemed like which ever way I turned I had a headwind.  But on the upside I did see one of my friends from crossfit and said hi, so that was good.

I spent a good amount of time with my foam roller last night too.  Tight calves are no match for the foam roller.  Hubby kept asking me if I was ok ever time I’d hit a tight or especially painful spot.

I’ve been having some ankle/shin pain in my right leg for a few days.  But once I get warmed up it seems to go away.  I iced it yesterday morning before work but forgot to this morning.  I was too busy watching reruns of The Real Housewives of New York.  Clearly it was more important than icing my leg.

I have been craving fruit like crazy this week.  I’ve been eating a lot of mandarin oranges, blueberries, strawberries & raspberries.  I don’t have much of a sweet tooth for candy or ice cream, cakes, stuff like that but fruit I can eat until I’m sick.

What weather is a no go for running for you?  How hot is too hot?

What fruit is your favorite?

Food, Food, Fooooood!

If you go around reading blogs and other published items on the internet is seems that the whole world is eating clean.  I try but some times my stomach is growling and it’s all about the convenance  of just being able to eat and go before I try to gnaw my own arm off, especially on the weekends.  I find the weekend much more challenging than during the week.  During the week, I eat breakfast at home.  99.9% of the time breakfast is 2 eggs, poached, a piece of whole grain toast and a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese.  Super easy.  Morning snack is greek yogurt with raspberries, blue berries and sometimes strawberries if their not crazy expensive or are in season locally.

If this doesn't help me power through until lunch, I don't know what will.
If this doesn’t help me power through until lunch, I don’t know what will.

Lunch during the week is more complicated for me.  I usually have a sandwich on whole wheat sandwich thins with half an avocado, turkey, sprouts & a slice of cheese.  Plus a pickle (gotta have that), some chips (usually rice chips but lately it’s been Sun Chips) & some type of chocolatey granola bar.

Afternoon snack has to be eaten by 3:30 at the latest.  I can’t have it sitting in my stomach when I run or go to crossfit.  I tend to be a bit of a barfy person if there’s food in my stomach when I work out.  I will use Gu when I run but even that sometimes has a very upsetting quality to it.  Thursdays run was done while burping green apple power shots.  Icky.  And I’ve had several occasions where I’ve had to run out of the gym thinking I was going to throw up.  I do not want to puke in the gym.  The rule is if you puke, you clean it and you owe the trainer 100 burpees.  I don’t want any of that.

The snack itself is usually either a Clif Bar, or a Fiber One Protein Bar – Peanut Butter & Chocolate only and occasionally raisins.

Beverages are water (straight, with Nuun or with Mio) and coffee; on a rare occasion, unsweetened ice tea.  I stay away from soda not for health reasons, I just don’t have any desire or taste for it.  Neither my Husband or I are drinkers.  I will have the occasional glass of wine but it’s pretty rare.  Maybe just a handful of times a year on special occasions.

Dinner is up in the air always.  It generally boils down to a handful of choices including peanut butter & honey sandwiches, salads with avocado & chicken, turkey sandwiches or some type of pasta.  I don’t eat clean but I try to make the best choices that I can in that moment.

What are your favorite things to eat?  Pre Run?  Post Run?

Favorite Treats?