Well I’m officially 33 years old! I look back over the last year and am pretty pleased with what I’ve accomplished.
I ran 2 half marathons, 4 10Ks, 10 5Ks, 1 8K and my first ultra. This year my goals are bigger and grander but I have no doubt I’ll accomplish them.
So I celebrated my birthday by spending 90 minutes basking in the glorious heat of Bikram Yoga Voorhees.
There is no better way to start a day. Today was rest day for running as per my very strict schedule I’ve made. I wasn’t really complaining about not running though. We had freezing rain until late last night and supposedly more is on its way tomorrow. Mother Nature is on a rampage or so it appears.
So I confess, my friend that I talked about yesterday who finished reading Born To Run isn’t the only person to go a little overboard. I’ve had Chia Seeds before and I do love them, but I’ve never tried them as an energy option for running. That has changed now, I’ve found some recipes and ideas so I’m gonna give it a try. Today though I wanted to try making chia chocolate pudding.
Here’s the ingredients
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons raw cacoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or raw honey
- Dash of Himalayan sea salt
I used just a plastic container to mix them. I just tried a little now and after adding just a touch more maple syrup it’s actually very tasty! I recommend it.
I also got some bison steak and had that for my birthday dinner with roasted sweet potatoes and steamed zucchini. Amazing! I rarely eat red meat and I prefer the more “exotic” meats…..pretty much anything other than beef to be honest. I had a coworker give me some venison a few weeks back and I’ve been obsessed with having more since then. No such luck finding venison so I settled on bison. I’m hooked. I will be buying more. In bulk!
Today was my official first day of my six week online running training. Today called for yoga, insanity asylum speed and agility and a 20 minute strength training routine. I completed them all. The insanity and strength training took awhile since I was maneuvering around three dogs and my phone rang a fair amount. It’s ok though since that insanity workout is intense. Plus I have a puppy who is obsessed with my sweat and there was plenty of that dripping off me.
I feel good that day one is done and I survived. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the month goes.
Now to relax with some wine….minus the cheese. Day two without cheese is rough….I shall persevere!! I just need more wine 😉
Until next time!!!