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?
7 thoughts on “Zero to 60 + WIAW”
Funny i’m switching away from snacking to get myself back on heartier meals. I think we go through phases of what works best!
I agree most things feel like they go 0-60, so I’m working daily on enjoying each step
I’ve never even heard of this kohlrabi business! Sounds like the ninja of veggies, though.
Sounds good and healthy!! Life is crazy busy around here too…soccer, football, ballet and scouts. My husband is going to school and working full time too, but I love it. 🙂
So fun re: martial arts! Back as a young child/teen I did TKD! I’ve been thinking of getting back into it!
I do the same, several snacks/meals throughout the day… I’m working to think of them more as mini-meals as opposed to snacks (lots of popcorn and chocolate chips some days!)
I got tired just reading what you have to do. It’s amazing, though, that we manage to get so much done. It’s great having all that stuff in your freezer. It should make your life a lot easier.
I find it hard too, to know when to take a break and when to go on. Last Tuesday I felt tired, and didn’t go for my run. And all day I felt antsy… But on Wednesday my run felt great again.