12 mi, 9:44 average pace
My weekend long run was postponed to today (Sunday) due to rain and some family commitments. But the best part is…I did it! And I reached a goal I set for myself of keeping each mile under 10 minutes. It was quiet out there without my running buddy Melissa, but I managed to push through the loneliness. I did this by forcing other runners to acknowledge me and say good morning :). I stayed pretty close to home and repeated a few legs because the weather called for rain. However, it was perfectly bright and cool.
Post-run recovery was first on my list. I want to make sure I stay healthy in the last month of training before the Toronto Marathon. My dearest runner Melissa is having some muscle pain in her calf and I am hoping she will recover quickly! So for recovery today I changed into dry clothes, stretched, foam rolled, and ate cookies.
Then I got some homework done for my grad class, went to an open house, and grocery shopped! Getting things done on Sunday. Next, I stared at the beautiful flowers that the hubs sent to me at work on Friday. I thought maybe he knew it was my first day with kiddos, but he said it was just because! This act of kindness and love means so much because of the distance between us. Sweet.
A vegetarian coworker of mine brought a beautiful eggplant to me last week from her garden! I decided to make eggplant parmesan and followed a simple recipe from allrecipes.com.
I am also going to try some jicama on my salads, and a spaghetti squash for dinner this week. I’m definitely keeping things interesting in the food department. I want to focus on healthy food choices and may do some food journaling on the app Lose It. I had a lot of treats and crazy meals this weekend and it is time to get back on track for this girl!
What are your goals for this week?
What is your favorite vegetable?