On this lazy Saturday morning, I have ambition only to watch the Olympics from the comfort of the couch. That’s my issue with the Higdon half-marathon training plan…having Friday and Saturday off of running gets me in a bit of a funk. Saturdays are supposed to be cross-training days, but I’m visiting an area where the opportunities for cross-training are slim. It’s an amazing, sunny day, and I’d *kill* to be on a snowboard, but that’s just not in the cards without a hill. 🙂 The roads aren’t biking-ready, I can’t find a group class, and frankly, I just don’t feel like going to the one gym in town. Plus, I had pizza for breakfast and Vday candy, which adds to the misery.
See what I mean? It’s a funk. I need to run!
Oh, speaking of running, I’m doing my first official 5K on March 6 in Provo, Utah! I ran one on December 31st, but it wasn’t official (no bibs or timers or t-shirts). Technically, I should be doing a 10K, but I want to do them in order. Maybe in April, if I can find one in Colombia (I’ll be there all month)–guerrilla run? 😉
Anyway. Since I got the Nike+, this is the data:
I’m just dying to increase my mileage!
I keep running across these amazing blogs that post great food photos–which are great inspiration for a kitchen disaster like me–but I’ve discovered this week that it’s hard to get an appetizing food photo.
Dinner last night–blackened salmon with a lovely colorful salad (and rice, later):
The green monster “before” picture, with spinach, blueberries, yogurt, and banana:
And the after (extra blueberries = not green):
Since I can’t find Indian food in this town, I was forced to buy some of the pre-packaged kind. Here, curried potatoes and chickpeas over brown rice. Too many carbohydrates for my liking.
And finally, my favorite dessert in the world, strawberry shortcake. If I ever get married, this is what I will insist on serving at the reception.
Happy Saturday! Tomorrow, I’ll put up the Higdon week 2 plan and my Nike+ results for actual miles.