In today’s post I will be sharing my meals from Monday…not because they were exciting in any way but just because they represent pretty much the types of foods I’ve been eating lately. If nothing else it’s helpful for me to go back and see how my habits have or haven’t changed over time, and if it affected how I felt or how I was running at all.
But first, let’s talk about Monday’s workout. Sunday had been a rest day (besides doing headstands in my parents’ backyard) so I felt ready for a good run on Monday morning. When I woke up I ate a banana and drank a cup of coffee while I read a couple of blogs.
I warmed up with some glute activation exercises and headed out to do some 400s. It was one of those days where you step outside and just feel the thickness of the air. I had no idea how the workout would go, but I decided to do my 400s on the sidewalks because I didn’t want to run the full two miles each way to get to the track.
You can really tell the difference that slight elevation changes had on these repeats. It was really tough, but I was glad I got it done. And it was nice to be able to compare my splits to my last 400 workout a few weeks ago and see that my times improved slightly and I also added on two sets.
1:37, 1:46, 1:38, 1:42, 1:45, 1:42, 1:42, 1:41
(From May 18th: 1:44, 1:40, 1:45, 1:45, 1:39, 1:45)
When I got home I immediately grabbed Nuun out of the fridge (I keep a bottle in there so it’s already prepared and cold when I get home) and started drinking that while I did the myrtle routine and stretched. I heated up breakfast which was a bacon and sweet potato frittata.
Once I got to work I drank some more coffee and felt like I needed to eat something else, so I had one of these chocolate chip cookie dough bars. I also ate some fruit around 10:30 but didn’t take a picture of it.
I almost forgot to take a picture of my lunch until it was half eaten: Spring mix, roasted, broccoli and sweet potatoes, and grilled chicken.
I took a yoga class after work, and grabbed a Larabar about 30 minutes before class. It was beginner level class so more relaxing than the Level 2 classes I usually take.
Dinner was salmon, a baked potato, and asparagus. Nothing exciting here.
So on Sunday we had told my mom that we would bring dessert for Father’s Day. We went to Fresh Market and bought a pie and cookies. I managed to leave without the pie and Rob had to drive back and get it. Then, we forgot to bring both desserts to my parents’ and had to stop at a grocery store closer to where they live and get something else. So now we have a pie and cookies in the house, just calling our names. So obviously, there was dessert on Monday night.
I’m not a big fan of pie, so I stuck with the cookies.
Do you ever do speed work somewhere besides a track? Do you notice if minor hills affect your splits?
Do you eat the same things every day or change it up alot?
Would you eat the pie or the cookies? (Or neither? Or both?)