This was the most normal weekend I’ve had in ages and I loved it!! I needed it! I feel like life has been a whirlwind since Chicago without my regular routine or my regular energy. So for now, I’m thankful for business as usual 🙂
I joined the Run 4 Others group. Everyone is training for different races. Dave made a great route so we could start together and you could break off and head back to your car for your mileage.
And then there were 3. Roy and Jenn ran the full 20 miles with me and we had a blast! P.S. This was the first long run since Chicago with ZERO knee pain…woo hoo!
Jenn told us the best story about a time when she was really struggling during a run. She kept having the negative thought, “you’re toast” repeating in her head. So, she turned it around. “You’re multi-grain, fortified, whole grain, STRONG TOAST!” I will forever think of “strong toast” when I’m struggling during a run!
Post-run breakfast of champions…steel cut oats with peaches that my Gran froze during peak season and Coconut Almond Quinoa Crunch…yummo!
Getting into the Thanksgiving spirit…
We started a new (free) Sunday morning bootcamp class! For those in the Nashville area, follow me on facebook for specifics. This group is no joke. We started with hill work up a .75 mile climb at a 9% grade. The view from the top is beautiful! Then we did an hour of pushups, sprints, mountain climbers, etc…
It was a tough workout, but I had a blast. We were fired up to run down the big hill to finish class!
Alex (on the far right) BQ’d at Monumental a week ago and did this class this morning. Crazy!
After class, Jason and I went for a run together.
While the world is excited about their Red Cups, I’m stoked that Starbucks is brewing the Thanksgiving Blend!!! It’s my favorite of all of their coffees!
So here’s my cookie confessional:
I have a big crush on the vegan chocolate chip cookies from Whole Foods. Leading up to Chicago, my cookie habit grew from one a day to FOUR! I don’t care how many miles I run a day, I have no business eating four cookies a day.
So I’m no longer buying cookies for my house. If they’re here, I’ll eat them. Instead, I’ve started making Chocolate Shakeology Shakes. They taste like brownie batter and are a lot healthier for me than cookies. (Note: I’m not using them as meal replacements, but as an afternoon snack.)
What’s your food weakness? Do you keep it in your house?
What’s your next race? How’s your training going?
What was the best part of your weekend?