Hi loves! This week is flying by! I can’t believe we’re already on the last half of the week!
Did you have a good hump day? Hope so 😀
I had another bright and early morning this morning. When my alarm went off at 4:45 again, I went straight to the kitchen to make my extra-early morning pre-workout breakfast, which was the same as yesterday’s…
This combo of half a nanner, almond butter, cinnamon, and maca really does it for me! The perfect amount of food to get me through an intense workout, without being too heavy on the stomach.
Once at the gym, I ran a quick two miles, and then lower body:
|Plie squats||3 x 12 w/ 20 lb weights|
|leg extension||3 x12 w/ 50 lbs|
|ab cable rotation||3×12 each side w/ 17.5 lbs|
|Lunges||3×12 each side w/ 5 lb weights|
|Hip abductor||3×12 w/ 120 lbs|
|Abs – medicine ball seated rotation||8 lb ball|
|stability ball hamstring curls||myself!|
|leg press||90 lbs|
I felt the burrrnnnnn!
After showering and dressing, my muscles needed some prooootein!
Ok, and maybe a few carbs 😉 Overnight Oats mix of the usual combination. I’d list it out but it’s been the same the past four times I’ve had it and the ingredient list can get pretty long 😉 But I probably could have typed it out by the time it took me to write that. And that. OK…moving on…
Went to work and had an absolutely fabulous time (what? I can pretend!:)) until it was time to head on home. Honestly though it was a good day, and sped right on by! Plus I got to gab on the phone with one of my girlfriends from back home over lunch that I haven’t talked to in forever, so that’s always a good thing:D
Got home, and was starved! I looked at the clock, and since it was only 4:51, and since I’m 25, not 75, I decided to make a snack instead of starting on dinner:
Bell pepper and hummus did the job quite nicely!
I played with the furbabies and chatted up the husband for a while after that. Shane and I had a somewhat lengthy discussion of what my being self-employed means for tax time. Ay ay ay…I’m glad he has the patience/knowledge to help me out with that.
Around 6:00, I decided it was an appropriate time for dinner, and got started on a meal that was inspired by a meal Caitlin posted about a few days ago. She made a coconut encrusted tofu dish, which sounded delicious! I knew I’d be trying a variation of this right after I read it. I love coconut + anything.
Maple Coconut Tofu Delight
- 1/2 block of tofu
- 1/4 c. maple syrup
- 3 T. apple cider vinegar
- 3 T. tamari
- 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut
- 3 T/ flaxmeal
After pressing and cubing a block of extra firm organic tofu, I marinated it in a sauce of maple syrup and apple cider vinegar for about 30 minutes.
While the tofu was marinated, I prepared my “breading.”
In a bowl went the coconut and flax…
And next, I sprayed a baking sheet with coconut oil
When the tofu was nice and marinated up, I tossed the cubes in the coconut mixture, then placed them on the baking sheet, and baked it for 35 minutes at 375 degrees, flipping half way through.
The result? Sweet, crispy, tofu goodness.
On the side, I had a sweet potato rounds and kale tossed in sea salt and nutritional yeast:
It was a very filling, very yummy, and very balanced dinner!
I made the same meal for the hubski, but substituted chicken for the tofu.
Half Marathon Training Plan Updates
I actually just remembered I have my first 5K of the year coming up in less than two weeks! Since I signed up back in early January, it’s kind of slipped under the radar. But it’s at the city zoo here in town, and I can’t wait!
Besides, I’ve been so focused on my half marathon training that I guess I’ve neglected it. I don’t even have a goal time set yet, which is very unlike me. However, luckily my half marathon training plan calls for several three mile runs throughout the week, including tempos, intervals, and pace runs.
I also realized that I haven’t yet shared my official training plan on the blog yet! (Click the link to see it.)
I created this training plan after literally hours of research and my own intuition. No matter how many different sample training plans that are out there, I know my body, my schedule, and my attitude, so I customized a plan that I knew would be a challenge, but one with which I could still succeed. The sample training plan I utilized the most was Hal Higdon’s Intermediate Half Marathon plan. Running three days in a row every week scared me a wee bit at first, since I had tendonitis last, but so far, it’s working out great!
Well it’s gettin’ late, and I’ve got another early one tomorrow! Gonna go sip on some chamomile, snuggle up with the husband and watch some boob tube. Ciao!
I hope everyone has a kick-butt Thursday!