Bonjour! Can’t you tell I’m brushing up on my francais for Paris this Summa?! Har. Har. I think I have a little work ahead of me to not stand out like an American in Paris. I’m thinking I’ll just wear some socks with my sandals with a shirt that says I <3 Paris to fit in as much as I can.
Let me start off by saying I have the best Daddy-O ever. After scouring the freezer aisles for the peanut butter cup Yasso bars, who stops by to drop off a box like NBD?!
Papa John knows the way to my peanut butter heart. Remember Valentine’s Day? What more could a girl ask for?! The only thing that broke my little peanut butter nutrition heart was the fact that they contained partially hydrogenated fat aka trans fat. A dietitians (and really EVERYONES) kryptonite.
Granted it was the second to last ingredient, but for a product that claimed to be “all natural” that was kind of disheartening. For research and development purposes I will still be consuming them. Quality control, you know.
Lunch yesterday was my usual, a salad, but not just any ol’ salad. Being the director of food services for a school district that means I get to call the shots. AKA put things on the menu that I want to eat.
But, really I wanted to do something festive for St. Patty’s Day with the High School and came up with the “Green Machine” salad for the special of the week. A blend of baby spinach and romaine topped with edamame, fresh chopped apples, and sliced almonds. So you can take your sloppy joes and shove it. I wish I had me making the menus when I was in High School.
As you know I’ve been a part of FitFluential’s #FFMARCHMILES challenge which has proven to be a challenge for me.
With a potential stress fracture, I have painfully put a hault to my running to avoid further damage that would take me out of the game longer. Especially since I just signed up for the Cinco de Mayo 5k with who other than Papa John. I am willing to take some rest time so I can run this…and of course get a zip-up, margarita glass, and a couple free drinks in the process. Sacrifices, I tell ya.
Now that we are a little over half way done with March, I thought I would do a little check in on my progress so far.
This is the spreadsheet that I made to keep track of my mileage and what I did each day. As you can see I’ve traded in most of my runs for walking for a total of just about 54 miles so far. That only leaves 46 more miles til the end of March to reach the goal!
I’ve also traded in my Insanity workouts for shorter Tabata style workouts. Since Insanity involves a lot of jumps that aggravated my leg, even that couldn’t stay. You can hear my ha-rumph from there I’m sure.
I still love Tabatas for their quick but still intense workouts which have helped me still feel and be active despite my setback and (still) frigid temps outside. I’ve also hopped on the plank bandwagon after being harassed my the PlankPolice on twitter on more occasions than one. Instead of both styles I am focusing on elbow and side planks for more of a core workout.
Is it just me or do I look like Gary Busey there? Planks make me cray-zee! I also did this one from Tina Reale, but had to get it from Pinterest since I couldn’t find it on her site anymore.
I am planning on racking my mileage on with biking since it is less strain on my leg and still gets me out on the road. I’m just trading in my “hike” part of the challenge to “bike”.
Do I think I’ll make the challenge? Yes. Am I happy with it so far? Yes and No.
It has definitely motivated me to move more each day, but I wish I could have run more of the miles. I do care more about my body and taking care of it instead of risking more injuries. Unless maybe I can figure out how to run on my hands real fast..
Make it a great day!
What did you eat in High School?
Are you part of the March Miles challenge? How’s it going?