Happy Birthday to my Dad! He turned 60 last week â€“ a very big milestone!
To celebrate, we hung out all afternoon. The weather here is so nice; we took James on a sunny 3.0 mile walk.
Actually â€“ I have a question for the runners out there. Now, donâ€™t get me wrong â€“ I love taking walking breaks during runs and even walked/ran my way to my one and only sub-2:00 hour half marathon. I am a huge advocate of walking as a way to help you increase endurance and distance. Hereâ€™s the question: when I go on a 3.0 mile walk, do I count those miles towards my weekly total or do I just mark it as a cross training day?
I was wondering because Iâ€™m really trying to ramp up my distance as I move towards my March 26 Half. I try (key word â€“ try) to stick to the 10% increase rule, which says you shouldnâ€™t increase your total weekly distance by more than 10% each week (so if I ran 20 miles last week, this week I donâ€™t go over 22).
Part of me says that straight-up walks donâ€™t count towards overall distance for someone like me, who is mainly a runner. But I donâ€™t want to overextend my legs. Now, if my walk/run intervals were more like 1:1, maybe it could count.
Pre-walk snack of chocolate PB and celery:
Post-walk nom nom of Wheat Chex and Vanilla Chobani:
And my LAST DINNER OUT for the month of February (ohmigosh â€“ panic attack is setting in) was Dadâ€™s birthday celebration at a Thai restaurant called Thai Taste. I will definitely be back to Thai Taste once Eat-In Month is over!
Steamed spring rolls with the lightest, crunchiest veggies on the inside:
For my entree, I got the cashew tofu and fluffy white rice. SO delicious. The veggies were crisp and fresh; the flavors were subtle and classic.
Iâ€™m turning in early. Lately, Iâ€™ve noticed that my body is seriously affected by lack of sleep or lack of veggies (I think this is due to stress), so Iâ€™m trying to make an effort to do all the healthy things I know I need. 🙂