Do you always stick to a workout schedule, or do you go with the flow? I’m always changing things around to go with my mood & schedule. As long as I get in all the scheduled workouts, I really don’t care what days said workouts occur on.
Unfortunately, last week I didn’t do my 1 “long run” scheduled for the week – which is kind of a big deal, because I’m on a half marathon training schedule & this was my second to last long run before tapering.
Sooo, I switched some things around, re-worked my schedule a bit & I feel really good about it. I’ve been “training” for MUCH longer than is typical for marathon or half-marathon training. When I started, I thought it would be a good thing because I’m still relatively new to running (didn’t even buy my first pair of “real” running shoes until last Christmas, so it’s just now been a year!) But, looking back, I wish that I wouldn’t have started up so soon. It’s hard to keep up the stamina of long runs on weekends for months on end. Time, alone, is a limiting factor. But there’s also just LIFE that gets in the way.
But, like I said – I think the changes I made to my program will actually make it better. This week I’ll have my last long run, and then I’ll have a good taper period. And I’m sooooo close! Only 5 weeks until race day! I really can’t wait! If you want to see my revised workout schedule, check out my Weekly Workouts tab.
And to prepare for (what will now be) my last LONG run of training, I’ve downloaded some new songs. Here are my ipod downloads from the last week:
Katy Perry – Firework
Robert Earl Keen – Merry Christmas From the Family
Sunny & Cher – I Got You Babe
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
No really new songs this week (Firework is the newest one). Sometimes I like downloading the oldies – they’re goodies that way ; )
Now….onto my EATS
Today featured a green monster for breakfast
leftover stuffed chicken (from last night) for lunch
& a slow cooker creation for dinner!
Beef pot roast with potatoes & carrots. So easy guys! I just washed & quartered potatoes, peeled & cut carrots, & emptied in a packet of Liptons Onion Soup on top of the meat! That’s it! And because I had the carrots already done (I prep carrots at the beginning of the week just for snacking, so they were already cut up), the preparation was like less than 5 minutes!
Ready to cook!
All plated up!
Couldn’t be any easier!
What are your favorite slow-cooker creations??