Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” - Buscaglia

typical morning sandwich
here are a few things i have made recently.  i am really enjoying cooking.  it is cheaper and healthier than going out to eat for every meal.  even though i run more miles every week than i drive, it is still good to be contentious of fat content.  not that i am paranoid or strict about eating or not eating, i just want to make sure i put the very best fuel into my body that way i can get the very best performance.  i feel that my days go better when i eat properly and when i eat enough.  also, water is so important.  when i don't get enough water, i feel like crawling in a hole and dying or i feel like going on a killing spree because my head is pounding.  both options are terrible and unproductive.  

i made a veggie calzone.
it was fabulous

this salad literally took me 30 minutes to eat.

let's talk about poop.  seriously.  you might not want to but we should.  it's important.  if you aren't pooping every day, you are probably: eating too much fat, not drinking enough water, not taking in as much fiber (fruits, veggies, FIBER ONE! products) as you should, or you are eating at odd hours which confuses your body.
pooping is one of the many highlights of my day, if i am to be real with you people. and i know i am not alone on this.  my team and i talk about our defications as if they are our best friends.  its only natural, ok, maybe it isn't, but it should be.  especially when you are spending nearly 2-3 times in the baƱo for extended periods of time.  i don't know about you personally, but i look forward to eating my meals because that means in twenty minutes a huge smile is going to be found on my face.  i guess this is just a heads up for those of you who aren't pooping or who aren't satisfied with their business.  oh, liquid iron makes for a really nice time.  if you have been having trouble, don't eat as much bread, instead, eat a piece of fruit.  instead of having a candy bar, eat a chocolate covered fiber one! bar.  instead of having extra helping of meat and potatoes, have a crunchy vegetable.  and instead of going back for seconds, wait ten minutes and see if you are REALLY hungry, or if you are just eating out of bordem, lonliness, or selfishness.  you will start to feel better in no time.  i promise.

my runs have been going so well this week.  we are averaging 7:10-7:15 per mile everyday.  usually the second half is faster than the first and we usually dip below 7 min for the last mile or two.  i like finishing my runs with the second half faster, it makes me feel strong and i know it will get me through my mid-season slump faster (once it hits).  today i ran "campus 5" and then added 1.5 miles.  yesterday we ran north farm.  luckily it wasn't as muddy.  surprisingly the ground was still soft.

it started raining/abrupt downpour at about 4.5 miles.  it was a nice suprise and the rain mixed with the pavement heat created for a one of a kind aroma that only runners can be friends with.  it was a quick tease of a rain.  a rainbow could be seen and it went all the way down to the ground.  i think i was the most excited to see a rainbow.  i become like a child when i see rainbows.  something about them makes me feel safe and happy.

class got cancelled. 

1 comment:

  1. I love this post.
    It's a good reminder for me that food is not something to obsess over and it's also not something to fear.
    It's just fuel so that we can keep up with our super fast running ;)
    I love you Renee!