Last week was a good week! I got in some good workouts and with my vegetarian eating in full effect, felt like I was really doing good things for my body.
Monday: Spin with Sally. We spent most of the class out of the saddle, climbing.
Tuesday: 4 mile “run” on the neighborhood trail. After 2.5 miles by quads were yelling at me, so I walked a lot of the last mile and a half.
Wednesday: Rest. Quads were still very tender, so I thought it best not to push them with a race coming up.
Thursday: 4 mile run. This one felt good! I got up early and went out because I knew my evening was booked.
Friday: Rest. I foam rolled my quads a little, since they were still tender.
Saturday: Body Pump, followed by yard work. Mowed and bagged 8 bags of yard debris, then hauled everything out to the street.
Sunday: 8 mile run. Despite the fact that the heat got me a bit in the last half of the run and made me walk a little more, I finished with a good overall pace.
This week, I’ll be taking it pretty easy. I don’t want to go into race weekend not feeling 100%. My quads are still bothering me a bit (a combination of a very hilly run at a fast pace a week and a half ago, followed by the 10 mile run last Sunday, and spin the next day…I think), so I’ll be close friends with the foam roller over the rest of the week.
For VegWeek Day 9, here is what I ate:
Breakfast: Veggie Scramble (the last one for a while) and half a grapefruit
Morning Snack: Pomegranate Chobani and a banana
Lunch: Split Pea Soup and Grapes
Afternoon Snack: String Cheese and Carrots
Dinner: Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Chiles (We modify this recipe by using Green Mountain Gringo Medium Salsa instead of tomato juice. We also had about a half cup each of black beans and corn to the quinoa mixture. As such, we add a little more lime juice as well. We also used a blend of cheddar and jack to top the chiles.) For dessert we finished off the Alter Eco Dark Twist bar we bought last week.
Up next, Day 10 and WIAW! I’m really ready to eat some meat. I saw stories from both NPR and Saveur yesterday that just left me with a craving. I’ll be reintroducing gradually, but I’m looking forward to it!