26 May 2013

Marathon training started today, and some other rambling...

Well actually, I should say half-marathon training started today because I added to/adjusted my marathon training plan for the half I'm doing on my birthday (June 22nd). The marathon isn't until November. And I actually ran outside today! I took Lucy with me so I wasn't expecting to get a whole lot accomplished, but she actually did really well :) I set my app (iSmoothRun) for a 5 minute warm-up and then 1:30/:30 intervals and off we went.

The subdivision I live in has a main road that goes around in a circle, and it's exactly 1 mile if I stay on the inner sidewalk. Usually I add onto that by using the outer sidewalk/road and go around another street. Here, let me show you what I'm talking about...

My house is at the "pause" mark. If I take the outer road/sidewalk and add on Revere Drive (where the 5 mile marker is) it makes each lap 1.25 miles. If I just do the inner circle of Independence Drive it's exactly 1 mile. Pretty cool, huh?

Anyways, Lucy had enough after twice around so I dropped her back at home, took off my jacket, and back out I went for 3 more laps. On the 5th lap I added the extra street to make sure I hit 5 miles. It went really well, other than some tummy issues (as usual, ugh!), so I will probably keep with the 1:30/:30 intervals for my "long" runs.

After that I watched a couple episodes of Mystery Diners (I love those kind of shows on Food Network!) while making the grocery list, took Lucy for another lap, and then off to the grocery store. I really need to develop a better grocery system because it seems like I'm going every 4 or 5 days, and at about $150 each trip, this is super expensive! The problem is that my husband and I eat completely different types of foods. Of course you all know that I'm vegetarian/plant-strong, but hubby definitely is NOT.

Well well, aren't I just yappy today?! While I'm on a roll, here's today's menu:

  • Breakfast: vitamin, coffee
  • Pre-run: roasted cauliflower and a black-bean burger (this probably explains the tummy issues)
  • Post-run: romaine salad w/tomatoes, onions, celery, radishes, sesame sticks and tahini lime dressing
  • Snack: Lime tortilla Popchips w/garlic and artichoke hummus
  • Dinner: haven't decided yet

For the past few days I've been hovering at 120 pounds, so this week's plan is get back to around 118. Then June's goal is 116 pounds.

Okay, I think that's about it. Hope everyone is having a happy Memorial Day weekend!


Jennie Repsher said...

Holy moly....that was some adventurous food to be running on. As for the grocery shopping issue....would it be possible for the hubs to eat what you're eating, but add meat? Like the salad you had would be awesome with some chicken or fish. I'm excited to read more about your marathon training. :)

Laura Runs a Latte said...

Jennie! Thanks for stopping by! I've tried to get him to eat my stuff, and a lot of times he actually will. But that causes another problem- because he eats SO MUCH!!! Lol! I think I'm going to have to start making the big casserole-type dishes again. He loves my vegan lasagna, and also my crockpot Mexican chili. I'll put those on the next list and see if that helps out some.

Heading over to your blog next!

♥ Drazil ♥ said...

We have a circle in our neighborhood that is 3 miles. Way to go on the running!

Laura Runs a Latte said...

Thanks Drazil! I would love, love, LOVE a 3-mile loop! I really miss living on the golf course because it made running so much easier.

affectionforfitness said...

Hi Laura! I need to make a little weight loss goal like you did. I'm losing weight very slowly now, but a little 3 pound weight loss goal would keep me in the right direction of loss, plus it is doable.

Keebler and I run around the block. Neither of us look like runners, so the neighbors think it's hilarious.

:-) Marion

Laura Runs a Latte said...

Hi Marion! Going by the recent pics on your blog, I don't think you need to lose anymore weight. You look fantastic!
I'm sure the neighbors laugh at me out running with Lucy too, because she's not the greatest on a leash and I spend most of the time just trying not to trip over her ;)

The Vegan Gypsy said...

I'm smiling at the thought of you & Lucy running..so cute. I wish someone would come and run w/my grand-dog, Lucy; she's such high energy I can't keep up with her! Loki on the other hand walks at a good pace but stops at every single bush & mailbox to sniff/pee..this is why I rely on my treadmill for "real" exercise. ;)

I know where you're coming from w/the different meals for yourself and hubs. Not long ago, C and I were in the same boat. Even now he's not 100% on board w/what I'm eating, so I keep back-up food in the freezer for him, casseroles and pasta dishes such as you mention. I freeze in individual portions so they're easy to thaw/heat/eat!

Chubby McGee said...

Haha! Cauliflower and black beans...yea...that'll mess with the tummy for certain. It's just one of the...er...perks of being an herbivore. Haha!

I love that you're training. Challenges are fun and they keep us doing what we're supposed to be doing as humans: moving around a lot. ;)

Go, girl!