it is not often that I get to enjoy the sound, the sight and the smell of a summer rain . . . this is nice


what just happened??

NeoCon, corporate entertaining, alumni events, graduations and training derailment. 

I have missed two morning runs and a couple of workouts. I might be too tired to really feel bad and I know that after this week I’ll be back on track:

I need to get a (multiple) good nights sleep, stay hydrated, eat vegetables, wear flat supportive shoes and get back into my training routine. This time next week – I’ll have a whole new story!

yum . . . healthy

kale-blueberry-smoothieThis weeks progress: I’ve been eating a little better, last night I actually got a NutriBullet smoothie blender/soup maker (I’ll have to tell you about the soup on another day after I’ve tried it) and it looks like 90% of my office will be participating in a 5k charity run late this spring.

The charily run is the JPMC Corporate Challenge and it’s a walk/run event.  For those of you who do not know 5k is 3.5 miles.  I’ve been in contact with my running coach and it looks like that distance would be a good foundation for marathon training so I’m super psyched and looking forward to warmer weather so that I can actually start running.

Our first smoothie was: kale, blueberry, avocado, strawberry, pineapple, chia seed, hemp seed with matcha and coconut water.  The fruit was largely frozen, texture was creamy and it largely tasted like not much of anything. . . . yum.  It was actually very satisfying and the blender was easy to use.  I do NOT want to evaporate into a really tiny version of me from running so I’m determined to introduce healthier proteins into my diet and I do love a good smoothie; but I have a lot of experimentation ahead of me when it comes to making something that tastes great and fresh, in-season fruit would probably help too, I’ll get there.