Good morning and happy Friday! The weather is pretty shoddy over here, and going outside is not sounding so appealing right now! I don’t have work today so I slept in, but honestly a few more hours under the covers sounds heavenly.
Yesterday breakfast was based around a BlueBran VitaTop.
I crumbled it up and topped it with one banana, one apple, and almond walnut milk.
After catching up on some reading and letting breakfast digest, I head out on a 4.5 mile run. The first 20 minutes or so were really slow… I was still very sore from Buff Yoga and didn’t want to convince myself that turning around and going home was a better idea. I also had to stop for more traffic than usual, so the run itself wasn’t so fluid. Still, I powered through, and got my mileage in.
Total distance: 4.5 miles
Total time: 45:40 minutes
Maximum heart rate: 187 (94%)
Average heart rate: 174 (87%)
Calories burned: 520
Since my race is on Sunday, I’m not going to run today or tomorrow. I’m hoping to do some light yoga at home, but I really don’t put any strain on my legs that would hurt my performance at the race. The September issue of Runner’s World has an article specifically catered to 5K races, whatever your level, and Caitlin wrote a really useful post about pre-race tapering.
I came back and had a bowl of TJ’s low sodium minestrone soup (with added Bragg’s and Sriracha) and a big salad with hummus, spinach, mashed curried tofu & Annie’s Light Gingerly Vinaigrette.
I went to the guitar store with Ari in Brooklyn, then went into the city to get a snack before work. I popped into Bonobo’s and got a Coco Malt: fresh young coconut water and meat blended with raw organic mesquite fruit.
Uh-MA-zing! I also spied these Coco Chews on the counter and somehow they ended up coming home with me, too. I can’t help it… I’ve recently become addicted to coconut! I didn’t used to like it AT ALL.
I went to work, but it was so slow that after three hours I packed up my $6 and went home. Although I took my salad to go, I picked up a brown rice rainbow roll on the way to the subway just in case the salad was a little flimsy.
I really should have peeked in the container first, because Gregoria made my favorite salad: mixed greens with apples, carrots, red peppers, goat cheese, and GRILLED SHRIMP!
Well, off to shower and meet up with my lovely for lunch. Have a great weekend!