I wasn't quite sure how my taper week for the half was going to go--I haven't been following a schedule for the training, just a mix of things I put together for myself, so I didn't have anything to go by. I'm sort of winging it keeping the distances shorter and going by how I feel. Yesterday the plan was to rest, but after dinner I started feeling antsy and knew I needed a quick run to shake out my legs. I asked hubs to join me, and he said yes! We haven't run outside together in ages and I was so excited! We did a quick 2 mile loop and I led the way, trying to keep a good pace since he's always faster than me. I ran the 2 miles in 16:34. That's a 8:17 pace, what?!! I know it was only 2 miles, but man that make me feel like a rockstar. I know to some of you that's a little jog in the park, but for me---I might as well have been flying!
We're on Day 3 here of Gluten-Free! So far, so good. There's been a couple of times I've reached for a graham cracker and then pulled my hand back, but otherwise I haven't missed anything. I'm realizing that I should be eating more that's naturally GF, rather than buying replacement items. By that, I mean I don't have to check the back of broccoli to see if it's ok to eat--but I have to check the chips, the cookies, the candy, etc. Lunch was corn tortillas with egg whites, spinach, and salsa. Dinner was a giant sweet potato topped with Peanut Butter (don't knock it until you've tried it!) and flax, with a side of edamame.
I have a question that hopefully some of you can answer. I have been eating oats each morning for breakfast. I looked online and they are gluten-free naturally, however some cross contamination can occur it appears. If you eat GF, do you eat oats? Or do you buy a special Gluten-Free type?
Do you ever exercise with a significant other? Do you prefer it?
I think it's great for a change, but really I prefer to run on my own. It was great yesterday though because I think running with hubs pushes me to be a bit faster.
Strangest thing you put PB on?
I just need some support, because I'm eating it like crack right now. Last night I cooked the sweet potato and edamame, out it on a plate, and thought..."what's missing?" Right, Peanut Butter. So good on pasta too, gives it an Asian taste!