"Those who have the most success and last the longest are the ones that truly enjoy the training [practice], the journey, self-exploration and daily self-care... They are process driven vs outcome driven." Chris Hauth
After a very cold, snowy and windy training - I ran my first race of the year today. I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to cold weather running, but I scheduled this Half Marathon to motivate myself to get moving and to condition myself for Marathon training. This race was my I did it moment as I happily waved goodbye to winter. The weather this morning was beautiful, sunny and mild. The course was hilly. I felt strong and better prepared than I realized. I can't ask for much more.
This is what I ate yesterday and this morning, in preparation for my race today. I started yesterday with a smoothie very similar to my Spring Super Food Smoothie except I substituted orange juice for the plant milk and omitted the cacao.
My pre-race meal will sound familiar. One hour before race time, I ate one half of a brown rice tortilla with 1 Tbsp nut butter, 2 dates, a sprinkle of hemp seeds and about a teaspoon of maple syrup. I also had coffee with soy milk and drank about 32 oz of water before the race began. We had just over an hour of driving which gave me plenty of time to hydrate and eat my breakfast.
Here I am, post 13.1 - Mission Accomplished!
If your cutting board slides or moves on your counter when you are slicing veggies, place a damp cloth under the board. This will keep it firmly in place, allowing you to chop your veggies safely. When you are done, use the cloth to wipe down your counters and stove top.
CWAU = Cooking While Angry/Upset
Stop. Don't do it.
Life happens. An argument with our partner, the kids are fighting, a parent is sick, rough day at work, just finished the tax return - and we owe. Situations that may cause our stomach to turn, a sinking feeling, rage, frustration, gritted teeth - and yet it's 5pm and we need to get dinner started. Take a deep breath (no really, take one right now), the energy we put into our food affects how we digest it, our emotional state impacts digestion as well.
Here are a few tips when you are feeling angry or upset and it's meal prep time:
Know that you are loved and appreciated. xoxo
I am an animal loving-Vegan runner, I practice and teach Kundalini Yoga and I love to cook and eat flavorful plant-based food.