Well I did it! For not being trained, I'm really happy with how the Dallas half marathon went. I ran the whole time, but didn't put any pressure on myself for pace. I just went with what felt good and ended up finishing at 1:53:21. Not a PR by any means, but a decent pace and great motivation to properly train for more races this spring. I tossed and turned ALL night. I kept thinking I was oversleeping, probably because I didn't actually have to wake up until 6am! Perks of a race that . . .
I had a 4:30 am wake up call this morning to take the lovely LoLo to the airport. I threw on my gym clothes and drove straight there afterward, but still wasn't super high on energy. My legs were sore from FRAN yesterday (AHHH!) so I wasn't in the mood to run. Instead I set up camp on an elliptical with the latest Self Magazine. And then I got bored. Because I finished my magazine and ellipticals are boring. Ever get that way? Where you don't necessarily want to be finished working out, you . . .
Crossfit boxes have a tradition of doing "Hero" workouts on military Holidays. "Heros" are workouts named after fallen soldiers and are notoriously difficult. The type you look at and go "um, seriously?" Well, since Monday was Veteran's day, we of course did a Hero. We did "Ralph", which didn't look too bad on paper but was pretty difficult once you got to the burpees and rope climbs. I scaled mine, of course. Apparently one day isn't enough, and Tiger's Den has declared this "Hero Week." . . .
Happy Veteran's Day! I know it was technically yesterday, but today is the celebrated holiday for those that actually get to celebrate by not having work, which I think is almost no one. P, of course, is one of them. I am so proud of my sailor! *** I got a question about my health coaching - how I get clients, how I run my practice. etc. I know some of you are either enrolled in Integrative Nutrition or are curious about it, so I'll explain a bit. First, to learn more about the . . .
This isn't much of a recipe. There are only five ingredients and there is no cooking involved. BUT it is one of my favorite breakfasts lately so I'll give you a how-to: Cinnamon Sugar Yogurt with Soft Cinnamon Apples Serves: 1 Time: 5min Ingredients: 1 container or 1 serving plain Greek yogurt Sweetener of choice (stevia, honey, etc) ~ 2 teaspoons cinnamon, separated 1 TBSP chia seeds 1 apple Directions: First, dice your apple and place in a . . .
I admit I didn't pay attention to much of the actual awards part of the Emmys. I meant to, but I was getting some work done and talking to people and so was distracted. I did make sure to watch watch the red carpet (and of course went back and looked at everything online) so let's talk dresses. There honestly weren't any that blew me away this year, nor any that I felt were just completely ridiculous disasters. But of course there were some I liked more than others, so here are my . . .
One of the things I've been curious about since learning more about the Paleo diet is the whole cauliflower-as-rice thing. I pretty much like all food, including zucchini "noodles" and spaghetti squash, so I figured it'd be good. I just didn't know about texture! I bought a head of cauliflower last weekend but didn't have a recipe in mind. I found this recipe for Chinese Pork Fried Rice from The Clothes Make The Girl (great website) but adapted it to use what I had in the fridge. My version . . .
So last week I told you I was going to show you more full days of meals, and I have done that a total of ZERO times since then. Blogger fail. But in my defense, I was out of town at HLS! And soon I'm going to be out of town again. I'll try to start when I get back. Until then, here's another What I Ate Wednesday post thanks to Jenn of Peas and Crayons. Breakfast, 8:45am: I'm still experimenting with more breakfast ideas (oatless oats was a success!) and this one was a total winner too. . . .
My body woke up naturally at 6. I considered going back to sleep for a few more minutes, but I know it feels way worse to wake up to an alarm so I just got up. The drizzling rain wasn't a problem since I planned to do some quick sprints at the gym. I'm still not running much, but a few times a week I'm trying to get in a short sprinting session for some anaerobic cardio. Just not as much focus on that distance stuff anymore. I've been loving Tabata lately! In just four . . .
Gooood morning! Hope y'all had a great weekend! Mine was really relaxing - I loved getting to hang out with Crossfit friends, get in a good workout, take some walks, and get all my work done. I even got to make a video with JD! We're finally ready to start posting regularly on the Tiger's Den Blog. So far I've done a post on what shoes to wear and we made a vlog on our new training program. /// Okay. Let's talk breakfast. I've been wanting to find a Paleo breakfast that wasn't eggs. . . .