Hamstrings… so … sore…

I wimped out yesterday. Yep, I did. I did yoga in the morning, but was so extremely tired after work that I could NOT make myself get on the bike. It really didn’t help that I had a brutal commute home and was almost hit twice and had a verbal altercation with a guy driving a huge van. So I was emotionally and physically spent. My hamstrings are so sore. As I was running on the treadmill at work today, I couldn’t help but do some mental training in “the zone.” I quickly found myself was running halfway through the … Keep reading

Monday:Breakfast: 2 c. oatmeal with 1 apple, 1/4c. soy milk, 1/4 c. hemp seeds, and 1 Tbsp brown sugarsnack: 1 orangeLunch: 1 black bean burrito (homemade with tomatoes, lettuce, vegan cheese) 1.5 c. lentil soup (with potatoes and carrots)snack: 1 orange 1 Cliff barSupper: organic corn chips with tomatoes, peppers, and vegan cheese Tuesday:Breakfast: 2 c. oatmeal with 1 apple, 1/4c. soy milk, 1/4 c. hemp seeds, and 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 orangesnack: 1 orangeLunch: 1 black bean burrito (homemade with tomatoes, lettuce, vegan cheese) 2 – 2.5 c. lentil soup (with potatoes and carrots)snack: 1 orange 1 Cliff … Keep reading

I found a trick to drinking protein powder:BANANAS!Tonight I tried the berry-flavoured Vega protein powder (I bought the sample packages so that I could see what I liked best) with a banana, and some soy milk. It was actually pretty tastey. I would recommend throwing a banana into the mix if anyone ever tries it.

Check and Check!!!

Today I did everything I wanted to in the way of training. I feel so accomplished! This morning I got up bright and early and hit the pool. I did a solid 2500 yards (2286 metres) in the pool. I just did intervals of 500 with a 250 warm-up and 250 cool-down. Simple and easy is the way for me. This afternoon, we had a killer run session with the tri club. 26 second 100 metre intervals that went like this:300, 400, 500, 400, 300 rest 5 minutes x3 I ended up doing the second and third 500m interval at … Keep reading

Today I tried the Vegan Complete Whole Food Meal Replacement, Chocolate flavour. I tried it just mixed with water and I have to say that it’s not my favorite thing in the world to consume. But I’ve heard that no protein powders are very good, so I won’t take my distaste for this too seriously. The thing with this stuff is that it is made from awesome stuff like hemp protein, yellow pea protein, flax seed, and brown rice protein. All very good for you. In the ingredients list, it even lists Omega-6 and -3 in it.Here is the Nutrition … Keep reading

Better late than never…

So my inspiration came at about 8:30pm, but I took it. I got on my bike more out of boredom than an actual want to train. I suppose my results won’t be as good as if I was actually inspired, but at this point I’ll take all I can get! Total time: 1:10 (ie. 2 episodes of Sex and the City, Season Six Part 2)In zone: 0:56:47Average HR: 143 bpm Now I’ll do some core and push-ups and I’m going to go for a walk in the snow. Hopefully the streak continues tomorrow! Also, I tried the Chocolate sample of … Keep reading

Inspiration needed!!

The past few days have been pretty sketchy in the way of training. Between feeling a little blue about a friend dying, our staff Christmas party, really uncooperative training, and sleeping poorly, I just have not really felt like training. Last night I biked for about half an hour on my trainer and I did some yoga yesterday. This morning, I slept in and it was snowing so I didn’t even run! I’m trying to convince myself to get on my bike tonight and put in some intervals and then go for a walk outside in the fresh snow. I … Keep reading

A much-needed update!

Wow, I haven’t updated for a few days. It’s been an emotional little while with a loss of a friend. However, I’ve still been training. On Saturday, I did my first long run in a really long time. I ran with a couple of friends for a 12km run. It felt good, but hard at the same time. My left ankle started hurting about 10km in for no real reason. It is totally fine now, so I don’t know what the deal was. My chiropractor cracked it and said there wasn’t really much in it, so I think it might … Keep reading

A needed day off

Yesterday, I had a day off of training. My body needed that so much. My legs were pretty sore and my muscles needed some time to recover. I love having my recovery day on Wednesdays. It’s like in the middle of the week, I have the whole day to myself. Back to the grind today, though. A good swim tonight!

Heavy day

Today I had a heavy day of training. At lunch, I ran 40 minutes and just over 3 miles (our treadmill is in miles for some reason) and did intervals within that. It felt good, but kind of boring. I really need to get a poster to put up in front of the treadmill. Maybe I could learn a language or something. Our treadmill is in the middle of the office and everyone is amazed at my training and such. So they always come in to see what incline I’m set at and what speed I’m at. I like to … Keep reading