So most of you know that I was meant to run the MORE Half Marathon on Sunday. Some of you also know that in the end I did not get to. I don’t really want to get into details here, I’m still trying to get over the disappointment, but let’s just say I am looking forward to the next race. Sometimes as a mother we make sacrifices to make sure that all is well in the family – that is what I did Sunday. It was more than a race, it was something I wanted to do for me, a milestone I wanted to reach. On to this week…
It is hotter than Hades out there (or is it Haiti?) Whichever it is, you get the picture, it’s hot like summertime! So hot today’s Boston Marathon runners were allowed to defer their race because the heat is…well hot, hotter than normal for this time of year. Those that are running have been advised to take walk breaks. The famous and fastest inventor of the walk/run technique Jeff Galloway is pretty excited about this development. He has been teaching this method for ages, helping people run faster and farther through walk/run. So, I don’t feel too bad today that I am not getting a runin. My kiddies and I went for a walk this morning and we are now inside drinking lots of water and eating fruit – trying to stay hydrated. We might make it out later this evening when it cools down slightly.
What I’m focusing on this week is my eating. Even when a sick kiddo keeps me from running or strength training, i can always manage my eating. Miss 5 months presently has the runs – sorry TMI! Some yucky germ Mr 4.5 years has brought in from preschool – again! and I am on again off again fighting something for the last 2 weeks. My sleep is all over the place and with lack of sleep comes sugar cravings, which is never a good thing. I’m not one to deprive myself, but when I’m tired, eating junk is a bad combination as I can spiral into eating heaps of crappy foods. So trying to control that this week is my thing.
I’ve started making smoothies again as I had great success with green smoothies in the past – more energy, clearer skin and weight loss. I’ve started replenishing some of the staple ingredients so that I have them on hand at all times – like linseed, medjool dates and other natural sweeteners. Of course fresh fruit and veggies are a given. I’ll be sure to share some recipes here as I aim to get back to drinking smoothies 4-5 days per week.