After an all night car trip and a day of resting and unpacking..life seems “normal” again.
Bodhi was back at taking photos of his crazy mom who get’s way too excited to run on a treadmill. Please excuse the crazy outfit…it gets HOT in our basement; me + heat = misery.
2 mile w/up
10 x’s 1 min. @ 3K pace w/ 1 min. slow jog in between
2 mile cool down
I am really excited to report that after all night of sitting in between two carseats sleeping in a pike position, my body felt great and my quicker paces are getting stronger.
After a much needed “speed” work-out, (I am quickly realizing in my coaching journey that I have a need for speed and need to learn to dial it down. But! Coach Nark would be really happy to know that I am starting to appreciate my easy days, because they make my “speedier” days so much better, (my body really does like rest).
The best way to end a run…snuggles with my little Trout. I eat up these moments when he falls asleep in my arms. The only way to unwind in my mind.
I also received this in the mail! I am beyond thrilled that my hard work payed off and I will be among a ton of other love-of-runners this April. I definitely don’t take this sort of thing for granted; enter Mat Nark. I keep telling myself enjoy the journey, because it goes by in a flash.
Speaking of going by too fast…I really had a great time watching my boys catch up with my family. I am all about family and nothing makes my heart happier then seeing us all together.
I also thought I would share some of our eats from today.
I get asked a lot about what I eat? How do I make sure I maintain my milk supply while running? The not so fun question, but often asked…How do I stay thin? (I really don’t like when people talk about my weight…I really try to focus on my health these days and not what a scale says…but I get it…again, my own personal insecurities.)
Food is fuel for me. I try to relay that to anyone interested in altering their diet. I really like to avoid the word “calorie” and replace it with “energy”. Some of my food rules these days are:
- Energy out equals more energy in. Meaning, if I am running more, nursing on a regular basis, and just being a busy mom means I need to eat more food. Our bodies are pretty reasonable. Eat enough good quality food and our bodies usually remain happy, (usually).
- Don’t fixate on things being “good” vs. “bad”. I eat what makes me feel good and sometimes that means a cookie.
- Eat like my toddlers! I have found after having my boys that they are really in tune with their bodies. Some days they will eat like a high school boy after football practice and other days they act as if they are fasting. Over the years I have found a HUGE connection between food and emotion. I am trying to re-train myself to eat when I’m hungry and stop when I’m full, (such an easy concept right?! not in my world…this one is a daily struggle).
- Variety! It is so easy to stick to the same thing; after all if it isn’t broken. However, I don’t like to take a lot of vitamins and I think the best way to keep your body from being deficient is to eat a plethora of foods so that your less likely to miss out on a key nutrient.
- Don’t worry about what others are eating. My body is my body. Your body is your body. This may seem elementary, but I find that so many people follow their friends/spouses/co-workers diet only to fail miserably. Food and our journey with it is about tuning in and listening to how your body responds. I know what works for me and leave it at that.
I’d love to go into nutrition more… Maybe post a days worth of eats..or talk more about my experience with nursing while running. Let me know please!
ps while my back ground is in nutrition, I am not using my blog as a way to treat, diagnose, or prescribe a way of eating to anyone else! this is all what I do. (I feel this is important to note)
I couldn’t help myself! When you’re a stay-at-home mom who can drink only a thimble of wine before passing out…your social hour consists of running with amazing folks like these! Thankfully they were willing and gracious about me snapping a pre-run photo.