The Sunday before a marathon I usually do a 13 mile run. While I know this is slightly unconventional (longer than most plans), it has always worked well for me. As I’m waiting until Tuesday to test out my hamstring, this morning I begrudgingly decided to head to the gym and elliptical the distance in order to fit in some last minute distance training.
Before I left I had a date with sunflower butter and 1/4 piece of bread (don’t ask me why there was a 1/4 left in the bag?) with cinnamon raisin pb, walnuts, and chia seeds. I also drank a few sips of blueberry kefir and some water before heading out the door.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it on the blog before but my new gym has the fancy equipment with personal tvs (or this might be more common than I think?) Well, I usually watch the news or a sitcom like Friends if I’m at the gym in the evening but today I figured I’d flip through more of the channels to see my other options. Guess what gem I stumbed upon? 80′s pop music! Let’s just say music videos like the following kept me entertained for awhile
The singer is really creepy right? Please tell me I’m not alone on this.
Around mile 8 my right calf started to cramp up and while it wasn’t causing any pain and I could have powered through the 13 miles, I decided not to risk it and said goodbye to my 80′s music after 9 miles. Luckily, I brought my bathing suit with me and I decided to swim a few laps to make up for the shorter than planned elliptical session. A few laps quickly turned into 800 yards and then 1,000 yards and before I knew it, I’d finished a mile.
Breakfast was consumed quickly after arriving back at the apartment.
I toasted two gluten free waffles (one with cheese on top) while I scrambled two egg whites and cooked 1 strip of veggie bacon. When the eggs were cooked and the waffles toasted, I spread fig jam on the non-cheesey waffle, added the egg and bacon, and put the waffle sandwich on my George Foreman to get a nice press. I also had mushrooms with tahini for some saltiness (I always crave salt after a long workout).
Here are my weekly workouts:
Tuesday: 45 minutes AMT
Wednesday: 45 minutes elliptical, 1 mile swim
Thursday: 45 minutes elliptical
Friday: 45 minutes elliptical
Saturday: 40 minute walk
Sunday: 9 miles (approx 1:10) elliptical, 1 mile swim
This wasn’t my best week of cross-training but I chalk that up frustration with injury and the fact that it’s taper time. There’s not much more I can do for Boston now.
Elliptical: 3.5 hours
AMT: 45 minutes
Swim: 2 miles
I never want to see an elliptical again. That is all.
The rest of Sunday was spent baking, shopping, snacking, doing some homework, and watching X-Files. This weekend wasn’t a quarter as productive as it needed to be but I’m waiting on some e-mails and can’t procede until I hear back. I figure if I can’t work I might as well relax and get some rest in preparation for the craziness that is to come.
I also rarely go shopping and haven’t bought new clothes in like 5 years. I’m bad about holding onto things forever. Anyway, has anyone been in Gap lately? I usually struggle to find things I like there but today I found a ton. Their spring line is very cute, I suggest you all go check it out
In order an attempt not to buy out the store I told myself I could have two items so I bought this top in white-
And also these pants, I love the green color!
I also picked up some compression calf sleeves to use next week (fingers crossed running is pain free) as well as after the marathon.
I’m not a big red velvet fan but this cupcake blew my mind. I’m forever using this cake recipe when I need to make red velvet!
And just like that another weekend comes to a close. It’s hard to believe that next Sunday night I’ll be prepping for the Boston Marathon!
Have a wonderful Monday!