Sep 102014
 

Good morning!

It’s Wednesday already, which means it’s What I Ate Wednesday time! I love this opportunity to reflect on my eats and workouts from the week. It’s a great way to take a snapshot of a single day, and see how I’m doing health and fitness-wise.

Today we’re taking a look at Tuesday. Let’s see how I did, shall we?

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As always, my thanks go to Jenn for hosting the linkup!

(Unpictured) Pre-breakfast Snack

Yesterday morning I met up with Anne for another one of our early morning track workouts, and since I knew I wouldn’t be eating for a few more hours, I ate a small handful of raw almonds beforehand for a little fuel. It did the trick! Almonds make great emergency snacks, and I always keep some at home, in the car, and in my snack drawer at work. 🙂

No pictures of this one, because who can remember to take a picture at 5:30 a.m.?

Workout

By 6:00 a.m., Anne and I were at the track and ready to go! It was dark at that hour, which was somewhat depressing. I guess those bright summer mornings are officially over!

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Luckily there was still enough light for us to see the track, and soon the sun started coming up.

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Once again, the track was really busy! I love that everyone is up and at ’em so early in the morning.

Our workout was pretty similar to last week’s, and looked a bit like this:

  • 1 mile warm up – pace: 9:21
  • 2 miles of sprint the straights, jog the curves – first mile overall average pace of 7:47, second mile 7:36 (YES!!!)
  • 1 mile cool down – pace: 8:40

We ended up doing 4.15 miles total (we went a little over by accident) at an average overall pace of 8:22. Thanks to Anne for keeping track on her Garmin!

Overall I was thrilled with this workout. I know everyone runs at different paces, and for some of you running a 7:36 mile might not be a big deal, but for me that is really fast!! I was so proud of us 🙂

Thanks, Anne for the great workout!!

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Next week we are going to try sprinting half the lap (not just the straights) and I’m so excited to see how fast we can get! Woohoo!

Breakfast

Once I got home from the track, I quickly showered and gobbled up a breakfast of whole wheat toast, natural PB, banana, honey, and chia seeds.

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I was running a little late for work because Anne and I got caught up talking while stretching, so I didn’t have time to make much else. This worked though! 😀

Lunch

Around 12:15 p.m. my tummy started rumbling, so I dug into my salad.

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Don’t be fooled by this picture, it was actually gigantic.

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In the mix was:

  • Spinach
  • “Power Geens” from Costco
  • Broccoli/carrot slaw
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 avocado
  • Grilled chicken
  • Feta cheese
  • BBQ sauce dressing

I love that this salad was really voluminous – thus keeping me full – but was still low in calories because of all the veggies! These giant salads have been my go-to lunch lately. Yum!

Dinner

Well to be honest, it’s Tuesday night as I type this and I haven’t made dinner yet. Be right back while I go cook something!

Ok I’m back 😉

For dinner I made a pasta dish with chicken sausage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, tomatoes, and cheese.

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It was great!

Now I’m rummaging around trying to find something for my sweet tooth…perhaps a couple of Hershey Kisses will do the trick? 😉

Catch you guys later!

Question of the day: Is it dark when you wake up these days?

 Posted by on September 10, 2014

  14 Responses to “Another Track Run with Anne & WIAW #86”

  1. PB, toast, banana, and chia seeds = ah-mazing. I’m going to try honey on mine next time!

    It is dark when I get up to run! I used to check the “Sunrise” on my iPhone at night and in the early summer months it said 5:45am. Now it is closer to 6:45am and I think only going to get worse =(. Headlamps are in my future.

  2. Congrats on the early morning run!! I wish I had a workout buddy who could drag me out of bed that early. Ive been doing some 5am workouts in my garage, but its not the same as working out with a friend. But your right, when its dark it’s hard to get going!
    And seriously that dinner? Sooooo cheesy! I need that in my life!

  3. Hey its YOU!! Just saw you over at Anne’s blog, didn’t know you two were amigas!! Glad I found you, that food looks Goohoood!

  4. Darn shorter days! Most days I workout in the afternoon, so it’s light out when I get up. Tomorrow morning, I have class at 5:45…so I’ll be up before the sun. Ahh!!

  5. I love power greens from Costco…we go through 3 bags a week!!

    Props on your track workout!

  6. Isn’t it so fun to have friends to run with and help you get faster?! Great job! I just moved to NYC and am going to run the central park half in October. I think it should be fun:)

  7. That dinner looks absolutely incredible- what a delicious, balanced meal. Big props for getting up that early to run- Seeing as Summer is (apparently) on the horizon here in Australia, it should be coming…soon.

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