I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted! I have had a really busy few weeks, but I’ve really missed blogging, so I’m just going to pick it right back up, and we can pretend like I’ve been here the whole time. Okay? Okay. Great.
I’ve been training for a half marathon using Hal Higdon’s Novice Half Marathon training. To be completely honest, I’ve been a bit down on Crossfit lately. I’m not quitting by any means, but it just hasn’t been fun for me for the last few months, so I decided that I’m going to make half marathon training my main training, and cut down Crossfit to just a few times a week until I’m ready to jump back in. I mostly run outside, but if it’s snowing, raining, or just way too windy, I go down to my apartment gym and slog it out on the treadmill. It’s not ideal, but at least I get my run in.
I’ve also been doing some yoga, which has been so much fun. I haven’t done yoga in a long time, and I forgot how good it feels, both physically and mentally.
This morning, I was supposed to run 3 miles. Unfortunately, I hit snooze one too many times and I ended up only having time for 1.5 miles. I took Brooks with me. When we got home, I had two slices of challah bread with a cup of chicken salad. Not exactly a traditional breakfast, but really delicious and exactly what I needed after my run. Did I take a bite before I took the picture? Maybe. (yes)
Here’s what I packed for lunch.
Yes, I’m eating both of these containers (just spread a few hours apart–second lunch is the bomb). I know these seem like huge portions, but on days that I am running and doing Crossfit, I need to fuel a lot more than on rest days or days that I’m just doing one or the other. I had a really busy weekend, which included traveling to Scranton to be with my cousin for her Match Day in medical school, so I took it easy on myself meal prepping this week. My lunches are roasted chicken breast or balsamic chicken (both pre-prepared from Trader Joe’s) with brown rice (cooked in a bag) and some green beans (from the frozen section). I probably won’t have to shop again until Sunday because I have another pretty busy weekend ahead of me and most of my meals will probably be out. Bring on the food babies!
Tonight is Crossfit. 2×10 back squats at around 100 lbs. And then a Partner WOD of as many rounds as possible of 10 burpee box jump overs and 10 dumbbell snatches (while your partner rests). I’ll probably have to stick to burpee box step overs because I was battling a bit of tendinitis in one of my feet and, while I’m feeling much better, I’m trying to steer clear of any plyometrics so that my running schedule doesn’t get too messed up.
After Crossfit, I’ll probably have some casein pudding and hang out on the couch with Brooks until bedtime. I’m watching a bunch of TV shows right now. My two big ones, though, are The Office (for the first time–was I living under a rock?!) and Parenthood. I’m giving myself a free pass on Parenthood because it came out when I was a freshman in college, and I really don’t think I would have liked it as much back then.
We’re supposed to be getting some snow tomorrow, so we’ll see how that pans out, but I might be getting a day off! As much as I love snow days, I am really super ready to be done with the winter weather. Spring, are you there? It’s me, Rachel. I’m ready for you to be here.
I hope everyone has a good Tuesday!!