I think the 10% increase rule should apply to life, as well as running.
I feel like I’ve gone from a couch to 5k program straight to a marathon.
- I’ve upped my work hours to closer to 50 a month
- I’ve increased the frequency of my workouts, although not yet the distance of individual runs
- We’ve biked to school the last two days and plan to continue on days when we don’t have to take the cello
- Soccer starts Thursday
- Martial Arts started yesterday
- Cello lessons are on Wednesday + soon Advanced orchestra will practice one morning a week
That’s the normal craziness (and it’s a lot less than most people around here), but since it’s fall, we need to add in a conference for me, two birthday parties, a beer dinner, a few activities for Beer Geek, and a couple of races for me.
I’m tired. And it’s only Wednesday. My legs are saying they need a break. Part of me is thinking “ooh, I need to get used to running on tired legs, don’t take a day off.” Another part is saying “stop, now, before you injure something again.” It remains to be seen what I manage today.
On to WIAW…
In fact, they make up part of my post run snack nearly every day…
I’ve been on a kick lately where I eat several small meals a day. It’s really cut down on my mindless snacking, so I think I’ll try to keep it up for a bit. Sadly, my first meal of the day is pretty pathetic – coffee, a third of Jones’ breakfast sausage and the crusts from Shoo’s PB&J. Seems to be just enough to fuel me through a bike ride and a short run, though. Then I eat the above mentioned snack. And then I keep eating…
Maybe I should call this “second breakfast” or is it “first lunch”? Current addiction? Broccoli slaw cooked with a handful of the meat from the freezer and some cheese. (Why yes, I’ve been all about easy lately.)
Second lunch? I’ve also continued my addiction to kohlrabi. I swear I could live on the stuff. I may have to figure out next year if I can grow some of my own. The hard part of that is the sunny part of my yard is the most public corner – not sure how I feel about having a garden where random people walk past several times an hour… My current favorite way to eat it is sauteed in a little coconut oil. So good.
And then there’s dinner. I got brave the other night and made stuffed chicken breasts again. It only took a few minutes of work, so I don’t know why I don’t do it more often. Oh,yeah, that would be because I never have fully thawed out meat for meals. Planning these kinds of things is hard for me.
Yes, that’s more kohlrabi. I did mention I’m obsessed, right?
And my final meal of the day has been a yummy serving of plain nonfat greek yogurt with maple syrup added. So simple. So awesome. Hmm, I thought I took a picture… Guess not.
So far I’ve been doing well on the goals I set for September. Doing good on the workouts, using up my freezer, working consistently and I haven’t really bought anything (although I’m not really willing to admit to how many times I’ve put a Skirt Sports skirt into a cart and then closed my browser, sigh. Want, not need.) Thanks, Jen, for helping me find my will power.
How’s your September going so far?