Challenge Day #1

Yesterday, I completed Day 1 of my challenge!

For breakfast I had my usual overnight oats. I have this for breakfast literally every morning; maybe I should venture out and try something new for breakfast! Basically the night before,I take a banana and mush it with a fork in a bowl, than I add 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of Chia seeds, and cinnamon. Mix everything together than I add about 3/4 cup almond milk. Stir & put into the fridge. It really is that easy!

For a snack I had one slice of sprouted bread with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter. I had this before my run. I knew that I had to eat something before I attempted to run.

The slice of PB toast really fueled my run! I got in 4 miles with my cousin Kristin; we even ran up a very steep hill!! It felt great! (I have got to remember to take pictures of my run!)

For lunch I had leftover potato & fennel soup that I made the previous day for dinner. It really hit the spot!

For dinner I made tofu & black bean tacos, which were really good! I must have been too hungry because I forgot to take a picture!

Overall, Day 1 went really good! I am trying to figure out how I want to document my challenge on the blog. I don’t think that I want to document everything I eat each day. I think that would be really boring to read & I tend to forget to take pictures of everything. I am thinking that if I just document once a week how the challenge is going, that would be good for me. I will see how things go, but right now I am leaning towards not documenting everything I eat on the blog. Maybe I should just update any weight loss? I will figure it sometime soon!

Last Week’s Training & A New Challenge!

Hey everyone! Hope that everyone’s Monday is off to a great start!

Last week I actually managed to get all of my training runs in! I can’t believe it. Now, let’s make this consistent and happen every week.

Here is a recap:

Tuesday- 2 miles. Had to cut this one short due to the heat

Wednesday- 6.5 miles

Thursday- 4.6 miles

Saturday- 9 miles. Finally a long run!!! Ran with my cousin and this run was both hilly & warm! It felt really good when we were done.

My New Challenge!

This week I want to challenge myself to finally keep track of what I am eating and make a plan to lose some weight. I have not mentioned this before, but over the past five years I have lost about 50 pounds. I have gained some of it back and I am still not at my goal weight. I have about 20 more pounds to go and I would like to lose some of that before I really get into marathon training. I know that I will not be able to lose all of it or even half before mid-June, but I need to try. I know that it will improve my running.

So, my challenge is to document what I eat daily. I don’t know how long I will do this, but I think that it is going to be very important to my success! I will use this blog as a “food journal” and hopefully it will keep me on track!

I am really excited to start this challenge and I look forward to sharing it with you! Tomorrow will start Day 1 of the challenge!