I don’t know about you, but this week has draggggged on like a run-on sentence that could have easily been shortened but the writer clearly kept rambling on about nothing. Don’t you hate that?
Maybe it’s the season change, or the indecisive weather, or a total eclipse of the heart that made it mud fast, but either way we made it to Friday. Good job team!
It’s been a while since I did my last (and first) Friday Favorites post, so I thought it would be a good time for a second edition.
Translation: My regularly scheduled post didn’t get finished due to season 5 of Friends.
Let’s do it.
I know what you’re thinking. Who the funk actually puts training as one of their favorites?! Them crazy motha’ runners do! We’re coming up on just a couple weeks until my first 10k, and training is going better than expected.
I’ll admit. It takes A LOT to get me outside for some of the runs. I almost always put off my long run from Sunday until Monday. And I’ve been seriously lacking in the strength training department. Despite this, my pace has been better than I planned on, averaging around a 9:10 pace. It always surprises me to see that kind of number when I feel like a baby in a wet diaper could run faster than me.
All the Apples.
‘Tis the season! This time of year is obviously a favorite of mine, and I take full advantage of eating all the apples. All the time. All the days. I wouldn’t put it past me to eat 3-4 a day. Some call this obsessed. I call it dedicated.
AND I haven’t even gone apple picking yet. Until tomorrow! 😀 Apple-ocalypse is soon to commence.
The nutrition nerd in my always loves to read every type of diet or nutrition-related book out there, claiming x food is the devil, or the key to weight loss that no one has ever told you about.
What I find most of the time is the same thing. 1. Scare tactics. The author tells you the way you’ve been eating is actually digging the grave to your death with some studies and shocking statistics thrown in there for some validity. 2. Eat more vegetables & move more. 3. Take my supplements/shakes/diet plans. They’re about as predictable as a romantic comedy.
The most recent one I’ve picked up is Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser. I’ve listened to a lot of paleo podcasts, read some blogs, and generally explored the paleo world a little bit more. While I wouldn’t go as far as calling my self paleo, my digestion issues have steered me away from a lot of beans/legumes and gluten for the time being, and more of a paleo-esque template if you want a label.
What I like about the book so far is that Chris isn’t saying beans or grains are the flesh of the devil, but that they work for some and not for others. The basic premise is to find what works for you to feel your best, aim for the highest quality possible, move more throughout the day, and get good sleep. Sorry to say that I probably won’t be gobbling down liver or brains anytime soon.
Being away from my family has been a little tough lately, especially after finding out my Nana was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Earlier this week, she had the tumors removed, but will still have to do radiation treatment in a month or so. She has been recovering well, and I only have firm beliefs that she will overcome this battle with the same sense of humor and wit I know and love her for. In the meantime, I’ll keep sending my positive prayers her way.
It’s just a not-so gentle reminder of how much love I have for my family, and cherish each moment we get to spend together. Spread the love people!
Make it a great day!
Don’t forget, you can save $7 on your registration for the Power of She 10k with the promo code “HEALTHY”.
What’s one of your favorite things currently?
Team apple or pumpkin? Team Applumpkin!