Last week, I committed myself fully to the Nike race. I handed my children to my parents, I put my “pays the bills” job on hold, and I didn’t even pretend that I was going to do any running. I knew that I would have very little left in me after spending all of 3 days and part of two working on race related activities.
I had only two health related goals: drink as much water as I could manage and eat a fruit or vegetable as often as the opportunity arose. Except for Saturday where my entire food consumption between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm consisted of one banana, I did a pretty good job. I was also very active, lifting boxes, moving things, and walking the length of the packet pick up tent somewhere in the ballpark of a million times. (REALLY wish I’d had a pedometer or fitbit on…)
But now, it’s over. (And yes, I’m feeling kind of like I did after I finished each of my marathons: physically tired and a little depressed.) It’s time to get back on track with the Best Body Bootcamp. And perhaps I should go for a run one of these days…
I’m taking baby steps though. Yesterday, I chose a nap instead of a run and I don’t feel the least bit guilty. I must have needed it because I fell soundly asleep. I still ate more white carbs than I like to, but I did include way more veggies than I did the previous days.
Finally, last night I pulled out my Best Body Bootcamp document, picked up my weights, and did the designated workout. And it felt really good to start adding workouts back into my life. (Does anyone else worry that if they take a week off, they won’t start up again?)
Today I have yoga and a workout on my Fit Desk bike. Tomorrow I’ll reunite with my run. This weekend I have half marathon number 7 for the year!
And now for the monthly Foodie Penpal Reveal!
This month I received a package from Debbie at Accidently Delish and once again, my package was an awesome package!!!
- homemade granola – this lasted approximately 0.2 seconds. I absolutely have to ask her what she put in!
- a Complete Cookie – I haven’t eaten this yet. Why? Because I didn’t have time to take the picture until last night. This is SO gone today…
- Fruit Bliss Plums – really sweet and yummy
- Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds – Shoo has been trying to steal these for days, so I bet I don’t even get a taste…
- Flamin’ Hot peanuts – These have Beer Geek’s name all over them. We both love spicy food, so I know he’ll snag those.
- White Chocolate Macadamia coffee – LOVE! Flavored coffee makes me so happy!
- Jalapeno Tangerine Jam – I just tried it. I like that you can taste the jalapeno, but it’s not overwhelming. I’m thinking I need to come up with a recipe to use it in. Pretty sure I won’t be putting it on Shoo’s PB&J though.
Thanks, Lindsey, for organizing this! And thanks, Debbie, for such a wonderful package!!!
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Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:
-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
– Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
***If you’re in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at email@example.com to get involved!