The Olympic women’s marathon is on! I am so excited. These ladies are so fast–after 1 hour and 10 minutes of running, they have already smoked 11 miles! However, you can totally see the anguish on some of the women’s faces as they run. Oh, and we just love Paula Radcliffe. She won the NYC marathon 9 months after giving birth to her daughter—isn’t that amazing?

Speaking of exercising, I did Fitnessista’s Workout this afternoon. The exercises were GREAT. It took me 35 minutes with a 5-minute cardio warm-up to finish everything, and my heart rate stayed around 100 bpm the entire time. A-ma-zing workout, Gina!

After lifting, I left the gym and did a 4.25-mile loop. It was nice, gentle run. Here are my statistics for the weight lifting + run:

  • Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 137 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 187 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 553

Pre-Run Snack

I’ve been reading the website Rae pointed me to, and it has a lot of great information on the science behind recovery snacks. Without getting too crazy about the carb to protein ratio, I’m aiming for a nice balance. About two hours before my workout, I had my usual Kashi Go Lean!, blueberries, and yogurt mix. Right before I left for the gym, I had a few slices of turkey meat, some raisins, and a few small slices of cheddar and Colby pepperjack. It was a great pre-run snack!

Post-Run Snack

When I returned, I was in a bit of a rush to take the dogs to the park before it closed. I had 1 cup of skim milk with 1 scoop of Muscle Milk Light protein powder. Combined, this drink is about 200 calories and has roughly 17 grams of carbohydrates and 21 grams of protein.

Sweet and Sour Tofu with Cashews

We are feeling in the Chinese spirit tonight. In honor of the Olympics, I made sweet and sour tofu with cashews. I stir-fried two portions of extra firm tofu, a few tablespoons of raw cashews, and a lot of broccoli with 1 tablespoon EVOO, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 and ½ tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.

We had some brown rice on the side. We ate dinner while watching the women’s marathon!

I’m quite enjoying being home on a Saturday night! I have an intense run planned for the morning, and I think Future Husband’s brother is going to come over in the evening for a light run. He is interested in training for the 5k that is at the same race as my upcoming 15k. I try to convert everyone to running! 🙂

Have a great night, everyone.



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