August 27, 2012

rain rain...

Ugh, I would say go away (to the rain, not you) but we desparately need it, so I guess it is a good thing.  But man, the rain completely foiled my running plans two days in a row.  Yes I could have run in the rain (but it was absolutely POURING on and off) and yes I could have run a little later in the day (but I'm a morning workout girl, can't do it).  But instead I ended up not running Friday or Saturday, after whimping out on the treadmill Thursday.  And for the record I was at my parents Friday-Sunday so I had no treadmill access.

Thus I missed a 4 mile run this week.  I can't remember if I've ever completely missed a run that I've had on my training schedule.  I may have not made the entire distance or something, but I think I have yet to miss a run or a workout.  It briefly felt like that was it, there was no way I'd be able to do the half marathon now, my life was over, WAHHH.  Er, yes, a bit over dramatic, hormones?

The good news is I managed a 7.35 mile run yesterday with a 10:22 pace.  My unofficial goal is to finish the half with at least an 11 minute pace.  But ultimately I'm not putting any time goals on this one, just trying to get my pregnant butt to the finish line any way possible.  I know I'm going to have to stop to pee (probably more than once, but hey, I made it 7+ miles yesterday without having to pee... actually I wanted to pee around 5.5 miles, but I wasn't close to a bathroom), and walk through every water station to grab a drink, and make sure I'm taking in enough fuel.  All that means no reason for a time goal.

The bad news... I'm going to be stuck on the treadmill for the next two weeks straight (unless anyone really wants to babysit the wee one bright and early in the next two weekends so I can get in a long run outside!).  I've been spoiled being at my parents a lot in the last two weeks, and haven't had to be on the treadmill much.  But I've got six miles and eight miles on my schedule, and I'm already trying to psych myself up to complete them on the treadmill.  The six will suck, but I can survive.  Eight?  That is pushing it.  Although Amy apparently rocked nine on the treadmill this weekend so I guess I should get over it, right?

Moving on, I've decided I need to bring back my mini goals as well.  I've been slacking in the strength training department A LOT, and also in the vegetable eating department (whoops).  So here are my goals for the week:

30 push-ups three days this week
one full strength workout
two servings of vegetables everyday

What is your favorite way to get in your veggies?  Any favorite recipes?  I know I can do smoothies, and we eat a lot of streamed broccoli, but if you have any great or creative vegetable recipes I'd love to hear them.


Link up your health and fitness related posts below!   And please link back to this post so that other's can join in on the inspiration too.  The more the merrier.


Mary said...

Zucchini. Always zucchini! You can bake it in the oven sliced in about 1/4 inch pieces with just a splash of olive oil and some seasoning. Or breaded. Toss thinly sliced zucchini with olive oil and then coat with bread crumbs and parmesan and some seasoning. Oh it's delicious!

Amy said...

Thanks for the shout-out, I am getting ready to do a post on the 9 mile run and link it up with ya.

Josh makes this zucchini and squash combo. He cuts it all up, adds in some cut up onion and sometimes some mushrooms, tossed with EVOO, salt, pepper and any other seasoning you would want and then grills it wrapped in tinfoil. Sooooo good. If you are grill challenged like myself, you can bake it as well.

Stacey said...

Frittatas are a good way to get in some veggies!

Randi said...

Do you like green beans and onions? Steam some fresh green beans, chop some yummy vidalia (sp?) onions, and add a small amount of butter! Delish! Raw sugar snap peas are also very good for you...and they don't taste like regular peas, so they are easier to eat!