Thursday, November 1, 2012

Almost Ready!

So for the past few weeks, I have been making it a priority to get my long runs in on the weekend. Last weekend, I finally made it to ten miles, with five weeks left before the half!
Somewhere, a while ago, I read that if you can make it to ten miles, you can do 13 the day of the race. So my goal is to continue running ten miles every week until closer to time. I may try to do eleven or twelve a week or so before, but now I have the mindset that I can do this. I have made it to ten!
I'm still training with the Jeff Galloway method, and so far, it has worked great for me. I run 3 minutes, walk 1 the entire time. Even at the beginning when I feel like I can go a few miles without stopping. I do this, so that by mile 9 or 10, I am tired, but not completed exhausted. A few weeks ago I tried to run 9 without stopping. I ended up very sore for almost three days, and exhausted the rest of the day. I feel so much better when I take the walk breaks, but different training programs work for different people. 
I'm also still trying out the shakeology. I have been using it for a few weeks now. I do find that I have more energy and make healthier choices, especially if I have it for breakfast. It gets my day off to a good start. I am the type of person that literally the first thing that goes into my  mouth, determines how my day will go. If I grab a candy bar or something unhealthy and eat it, I will eat horrible the rest of the day! 
I haven't been able to use a full scoop, I feel like it doesn't mix as well, and it makes the shake into a thicker texture than I like. So I use half a scoop, skim milk and three ice cubes; blend well, and I have a healthy smoothie as I walk out the door. By using half a scoop, I can have another shake later on in the day, especially around 4pm when I tend to want to snack on junk.
I also haven't found any fruit that I particularly like to mix with it. I tried a banana and that was ok, peanut butter was aweful, and applesauce was so-so. Maybe those types of fruits and protein might pair well with another flavor, but as far as the greenberry goes, I will just continue to use milk. 
That's all for now, hopefully there will be more good news in the future ;)
Phil 4:13

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