Tuesday morning was my first run after the half marathon on Tuesday and my quads were still screaming at me a bit. Later on in the afternoon I noticed the muscles finally were more relaxed. Wahoo!
Wednesday I worked the abs again with an Exercise TV workout with trainer Cindy Whitmarsh. She has an Incredible Abs series that consists of 3 different 20 minutes workouts combining a little cardio with lots of abs. I’ve been through the series once and have every intention to keep at it. I have deemed them worthy.
Today my alarm went off at 4:40am, which I quickly turned off and immediately fell back asleep. Yikes! I woke with at start just before 5am an jumped out of bed rushing to get dressed and out the door for my 40 minute run. Unfortunately, I have to be at work at 8am so there is not that much time to get the run in, to stretch, shower, mess with the hair, eat breakfast, fix lunch and get to work on time. Whew, what a busy morning!
I’ve been experimenting with chia seeds, but then I stumbled upon Mary’s post on Fit this, Girl! who mentioned adding chia seeds to some almond milk to thicken. So I tried it. I added 1 tbsp of chia seeds to ½ cup of almond milk to sit overnight in the refrigerator and then added 2 tsp of unsweetened cocoa and a banana which thickened up into a pudding-ish mixture. I topped it with a few sliced almonds and unsweetened coconut. YUM!
Did you catch the article today on Active.com? Marathon Training: Re-Thinking theLong Run by Patrick McCrann from Marathon Nation. It really got me evaluating my training schedule. He speaks about how the body does not think in terms of miles, but time. Essentially saying your long run should have a capped time limit and the mileage to be determined by how fast you have proven you can run. Very interesting concept. I will definitely be looking more into this theory and will continue to post the findings.