I woke up extra early so I could some chores done before work. James and Maggie really needed a bath!
After cleaning the bathroom, I made myself a delish breakfast: banana waffles!
OK — THIS is how you make moist waffles!
I thinly sliced a ripe banana and added it to the Hodgson’s Mills InstaBake mix, and then the whole mix went into the griddle.
I topped my banana waffles with blueberries, unsweetened coconut, and real maple syrup.
I love Sunday breakfasts on a weekday!
My #1 Fitness Tip
A few of you have e-mailed me recently and asked for running advice. My number #1 piece of running advice is: It is easier to prevent an injury than cure one.
Remember this fun injury?
While training for my last half marathon, I managed to destroy my knees and right leg by running through an injury. I love to run (obviously), and I can be a little obsessive when it comes to mileage, so I ran right through the pain (which, honestly, was sometimes excruciating).
I made it through that race, but it took me a month to recover. And it could’ve been much worse.
Injuries are a part of running. I don’t mean to scare any newbies from running, but it’s true. You would be hard pressed to find someone who’s been running for years and have never been injured. Running is a physically demanding sport, which is why it’s so rewarding, but there are also a lot of opportunities to hurt yourself.
I’ve found that by slowing increasing mileage and intensity, I can avoid most overuse injuries. Never increase your weekly mileage by more than 10% at a time. Also, if I feel the slightest injury forming, I try to take a few days off. The short-term consequences (if any) from taking a day or a week or a month off from running are minimal in comparison to the long term damage you can inflict (just ask anyone who’s had a stress fracture).
I think this holds true for all forms of exercise, of course.
What’s your #1 Fitness Tip? I’d love to hear it!