Today started off with a bowl of chocolate protein and blueberry oats.I am not usually a big supporter of using protein powders because, a.) they contain waaaaay more protein than is really necessary, b.) I prefer to get my protein from real foods rather than from a manufactured powder supplement, and c.) they are ridiculously expensive! However, because my beloved Cookie Butter contains a whole 0.5 grams of protein, I added half of a single serving pack of protein powder to my oats this morning. I knew that without adding some sort of protein to my meal I would be hungry again within an hour or two. Half the packet provided me with a modest 8 grams of protein, and added a delicious chocolate flavor to my bowl.
After digesting, it was time to run my little heart out. I covered 6-miles following this routine
|Distance (miles)||Speed (mph)|
|0 – 1.0||6.5|
|1 – 1.5||7.5|
|1.5 – 1.75||6.5|
|Repeat Miles 1 – 1.75 three more times|
|4.0 – 4.25||7.5|
|4.25 – 4.5||6.5|
|Repeat Miles 4 – 4.5 three more times|
I have actually done this workout a few times in the past two weeks because I really like it! Breaking the first 4 miles into half-mile segments makes the time go by a lot quicker.
Once I was done with my workout, I headed to class, where I snacked on a ThinkThin bar.
Lunch was nothing you haven’t seen before! Yes…another salad.
Today’s salad included the basic veggie mix, tilapia, kidney beans, hummus and salsa to top it all off!
Let the Birthday festivities begin!