Monday, February 27, 2017

10-Miler + Whole30-ish Update

Happy Monday, from yours truly - Zombiemom. Ugh. The little guy is sick and teething at the same time, so there hasn't been a whole lot of sleeping happening around here. It's times like these though that I'm grateful for so much flexibility at work. Today was a yoga pants, no makeup, work from home kind of day.

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.


Remember last week how I said I was going to jump into the vegan Whole30? Well, let me just say that if I was strictly "playing by the rules," I would still be on Day 1, because you are supposed to start over every time you eat/drink something that's not on the plan. Ha!

This morning's breakfast was Whole30 compliant - banana, apple, strawberries, flax and coconut oil
I will say though, I've done well overall. I knew going in I wouldn't be able to strictly follow the plan - mostly because I have a long history of a somewhat unhealthy relationship with food, and I have no desire to go back to strict food rules for myself. Plus, life has to be at least a little fun, am I right?!

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!

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