I'm recovering pretty well after the painful half marathon last weekend, but I've been taking it easy just to be safe. All in all, it was a pretty fun race - lots of costumes and it was a beautiful day!
My easy costume - Little Miss Sweet Tooth :)
I've gone for one short 3 mile run since the 1/2 and felt pretty good, but my feet were still pretty sore and I had some lingering soreness in my arch, so I'm taking a few more days of rest before I get back on a full weekly schedule of running.
I've been doing pretty well with food this week, eating healthy dinners (my weak point) and making lunches every day. I'm also trying to remember to actually take more photos of what I've been eating so I can share!
Chili and pumpkin beer (yay Sunday night!)
Turkey, spinach, tomato, fat-free feta sandwich for lunch
Random dinner: veggies with hummus, baked tortilla chips and salsa, and turkey dogs
Apple walnut chicken salad (Spinach, cut up apple, 1/2 box raisins, 1 T chopped walnuts, grilled chicken, homemade olive oil/vinegar/italian dressing)
Date night dinner: filet mignon, sweet potato, red wine (and already scarfed grilled veggies, oops)
Pre-race breakfast: toast, peanut butter, chocolate chips, banana
Cadbury Screme Egg! So excited they make these for Halloween now!
Favorite new snack! Pumpkin Greek Yogurt: 1/3 c. Fage, 1/2 c. pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, splenda, pumpkin pie spice, and a few of these chopped cashew clusters on top - delicious!
I went out last night for a work event and had a few (too many) drinks, so I'm trying to consider that my one splurge for the week. We have some other parties and a tailgate on the agenda this weekend, so I'm going to do my best to scale it back as much as possible and eat healthy. Halloween candy is kind of a downfall though (those Reese's Pumpkins really get me...), so I'm going to have to plan for a few treats.
Workout-wise, I'm going to try and fit in one more easy run this weekend too and then actually schedule some workouts next week. Having a big race to train for can be motivating, but it's also kind of a big monkey to have on your back - I'm sort of glad it's over because now I can get back on a regular schedule instead of worrying about long runs/not getting injured/etc. and plan my weekly workouts based on what I feel like. It's finally starting to get really chilly here (even though the last few days were in the 70s, we're down to 40s today!), so I'm really looking forward to getting back into hot yoga too. I tried doing it over the summer and couldn't bring myself to go when it was hotter outside than in the studio!
Tell me what's going on in your world! Are you a yoga fan? If not, what's your favorite way to work out? What's on your agenda this weekend, and how are your weekly workouts/food habits going?