The last few weeks I seem to think that if I stay up really late on Sunday night...then Monday won't come. Spoiler alert...Monday still happens...and on top of it being a Monday...you will be really tired from trying to prevent it ;)
Honestly though, I have to say I have actually been looking forward to THIS Monday. Today is my rest day and the first day of my 2 week taper leading up to Rock the Parkway. My workouts this weekend were tough...and my body is TIRED...but now we rest!
Saturday I had 3 miles and strength training on the schedule. I had been thinking about Reese's Puffs all week and decided that they would make the perfect pre-workout (whatever I have to do to justify the chocolatey delicousness!)
I didn't take a picture of my workout (did it even happen!?!) or much else for that matter this weekend...so you will have to bare with me on my limited picture post.
I have been craving fruity, chewy candy all week...and since I have been really keeping an eye on what I am eating leading up to the race I haven't given in to this craving. Luckily, I found these magical protein gummies...I was really skeptical and figured they would taste like cardboard, but they were actually REALLY delicious! I know they still aren't necessarily "healthy" but they cured my craving for 1/3 of the calories and MUCH less sugar!
Plus...with as hard as I am pushing my body I can always use a little extra protein ;)
I'm sure you don't really care to see this graphic...but I was REALLY proud of myself for "almost" hitting my macros spot on. The last few weeks I have been logging my food and trying to make sure I hit my carb, fat, and protein goals...this is a close as I have gotten...EVER!
Have I told you how much I love Timehop? This showed up on Sunday...it was last years final long run before Rock the Parkway...how cool is that??
I overnight babysat Saturday and didn't get home until almost noon and getting geared up for my long run was nearly impossible...14 miles? No thanks...
After some self-bribery (with the promise of food of course) I finally got my butt in gear and headed out the door. I had no clue what route I wanted to take so I decided I would just wing it. Apparently, my inner GPS was slightly off because I ended up hitting 14 miles about a mile from home...sooooo...15 miles it is!
Since I wasn't able to run with the Sunday Runday group, I had to take my own water. I tried using an attachable water bottle handle (sorry that is the best description I have for you right now) and it was definitely not for me. The water sloshed around and made it tough for me to run with...that's when I got the brilliant idea to stash my water bottle in a tree and run 2 loops around the block so I didn't have to hold it for very long...hence the extra mile ;)
This was the bribery I was talking about. Sour gummy octopus...get in my belly...It's all I have been able to think about all week...this bag was empty before I even got home from the store...oops :)
After my official post-long run laziness and AJ's soccer game we went to dinner (for more bribery food) and stopped at Orange Leaf to celebrate Ice Cream Sunday! We used to do this every week and we have been really bad about it lately...I think it definitely needs to make a comeback...permanently! Especially with this limited time flavor they are offering...OH-EM-GEE...if you like all things mint, this is the stuff for you. I was in absolute ice cream paradise!
With the craziness of the weekend grocery shopping was done really late on Sunday so I spent until 10:00PM prepping dinners last night. I contemplated just going to bed...but life is so much easier during the week when my food is ready. Plus...we made these honey-cinnamon sweet potatoes...and there was no way I was missing out on those for lunch!