In happier news, I crushed a major goal over the weekend. I ran my first double-digit mileage in almost 2 years! 😁 And guess what! I ran it faster than my last and best race pace! I see a new PR in my future....
I was out the door at 8:40, just 10 minutes later than planned, which is basically on time when you have 3 kids. 😝 Unlike the previous Saturday's 9-miler, I felt great right from the start. Clear-headed, rested (relatively speaking), and well-fueled. Plus, it was 60 degrees outside already!
My splits were all over the place, and I probably started out a little too fast, but I was quite pleased with my overall pace.
|This morning's breakfast was Whole30 compliant - banana, apple, strawberries, flax and coconut oil|
Applying some of the principles of Whole30 has really helped me feel better (no more sluggishness and bloating) and made me much more aware of the mindless snacking and the amount of processed carbs and sugar that had crept back into my diet. I'm not really eating starchy carbs right now (save for the occasional bite of something the kids are eating and my pre-long-run protein pancake made with whole wheat flour - which is a must). I'm eating way more vegetables, and drinking less wine. I've made a lot of good changes, so I'm not going to feel bad about little "cheats" here and there.
|Protein pancake with coconut oil instead of vegan butter 😏|
I have also discovered the amazing combination that is sweet potato with coconut oil. If you have not tried this, go do it NOW!
And while you run off and do that, I'm going to run upstairs to bed and close my eyes for a few minutes before my little sicky baby wakes up!