Monday, September 8, 2014
What's the Latest? Run, Blog, Eat
Last week, I ran, biked and lifted weights, but I didn't get to run as much as I wanted to because I was resting a sore hip flexor. The good news is that my hip feels fine after running 8 miles yesterday. That's when I saw some chicks - much better than running into a Texas snake! My running goal is to run every other day this week. Maybe I'll follow some of these tips: Building Endurance for Long Runs While in Rehab.
Boston Marathon registration opens today. If you're hoping to get in, I hope you make it! If you haven't qualified yet, like me, here are some tips on how to train for a BQ from Run the Long Road Coaching.
I used Picmonkey to change my plain blue blog header into one with photos. The photos include running the Big Sur Marathon, running in Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, hiking with my husband in Zion National Park and riding in Palo Duro Canyon.
Eating: New Foods & Recipes
I wanted to like chickpeas because of their protein and fiber and I tried them in four recipes: roasted cinnamon/honey chickpeas, roasted salted chickpeas, chickpea cookie dough with peanut butter and chickpea avocado lime feta cheese salad. The salad was the only recipe I'd make again because I don't mind chickpeas on a salad.
I was sure I'd like cotton candy grapes, but I was wrong. Yes, they taste like cotton candy, but they taste a little odd, too. Maybe it's because they look like grapes, but don't taste like grapes. I wouldn't buy them again.
Classic Malt Ovaltine was a winner! I mixed it with milk and it tasted like chocolate malted ball candy. This will make a good post-run drink.