My friend Cindi is training for her VERY first race â€“ a half marathon!
Sheâ€™s doing the same race that Iâ€™m doing in December (Iâ€™m doing the full distance), so weâ€™re going to try to do some training runs together.
Cindi is currently running about 5.0 miles max, but on the treadmill. Of course, treadmill running counts as running, but it is different than running outside with hills, wind, and sun.
I actually trained for most of my first race â€“ a 10K â€“ on the treadmill. A few weeks before the race, I realized that I should probably starting running OUTSIDE! Whoops! :) I read a great article on Runnerâ€™s World that suggested you slowly transition over the course of a few weeks, not all at once. Your bones and joints have to get used used to the new terrain!
Cindi did great â€“ we did 3.5 miles in 43 minutes. Rock OUT!
Pre-run, I TRIED to get some work done, but I was rather unproductive today. I need to be on the ball tomorrow!
Snacks included an orange:
And chips (totally mindless munching, which is fine with me every now and then!):
Dinner was really fun and featured one of my favorite HTP Swaps and Additions tips! I made whole wheat enchiladas, but put it on top of a bed of lettuce.
In the enchilada:
- Lightly pre-cooked tofu (I grilled it on the stovetop for a few minutes to get it started before I put the whole enchilada in the oven per this method)
- Steamed and chopped Brussel sprouts
- A little brown rice
- Corn and chile salsa (a pre-made kind from TJâ€™s)
For the Husbandâ€™s enchiladas, I took out the tofu and put in mashed sweet potato (guess he wasnâ€™t in the mood for tofu!).
Topped everything with salsa
And green beans on the side:
Dessert was some Cadburyâ€™s milk chocolate
Question #1: I struggle to start large, intimidating work projects. Does anyone else suffer from this problem? How do you get over the hump and JUST DO IT?
Question #2: Did you transition from the treadmill to the road? Got any tips for Cindi?