Happy Hump Day!
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My day got off to a great start with a fantastic workout. At 6.30 a.m., it was bright and clear outside, providing the ideal opportunity to get out and RUUUUUN! I set off on a different course, one that was a little hillier than normal, and completed 4.49 miles in 45 minutes and 18 seconds. With an overall speed of 9.52 minutes a mile, this is my longest run to date. Finally, my mile speed is under 10 minutes, and I’m really pleased with my success! Since it’s Wednesday, it’s also Spin Core day! The core activities in this class really took me through my paces tonight.
Maybe the anticipation of consuming my banana bread oats that were waiting for me at home this morning made me move a little harder…
This was the ideal breakfast after a workout. I rendered it by soaking 1/2 cup of oats overnight with 1 tbsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp wheat germ, 1 scoop pea protein, mashed banana, 1 tsp mesquite, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1 cup rice milk, and 1 cup water. The oats and chia seeds were then cooked in the microwave for a couple minutes to make them even creamier. Much of this was topped with cashew nut butter and dark chocolate fantasies.
Today’s lunch consisted of a Sweet Chilli Hummus chopped salad with oatcakes and apricots…
…hummus and salad is a winning combination!
I wanted something fast and simple for dinner after my Spin Core class tonight. So in went some stir-fried marinated 5-spice tofu, tender broccoli stems, red pepper, and aubergine in soy sauce, rice vinegar, black pepper, and sesame oil, along with some stir-fried marinated 5-spice tofu, tender broccoli stems, red pepper, and aubergine in soy sauce, rice vinegar, black pepper, and sesame oil.
In addition, influenced by Laura, I made a batch of protein ice cream. Despite the fact that, in my enthusiasm, I neglected to include the protein…
This is incredible! It reminds me of a light, fluffy mousse. Ice, soya milk, cocoa powder, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, xanthan gum, dates, and dried cranberries and coconut were blended together and topped with dried cranberries and coconut. In the future, I’ll probably make one of these.
So, it’s the beginning of a new month, which means it’s time to reflect on the goals I set for May…
At least twice a week, I incorporate my 10k Plan into my routine:
It’s over! I complete my 10-kilometer schedule in half-hour and 20-minute sessions twice a week.
Increase my short runs’ mileage to 4 miles:
Almost completed! I ran 4.59 miles today since running 3.7 miles last week. So, for my quick runs, my mileage has surpassed 4 miles, albeit in June rather than May, so what difference does a day make in this situation, right?!?!
Reduce the running pace to less than 10 miles per hour:
It’s done! I accomplished this feat once again on June 1st, but this time at a speed of 9.52 minutes/miles… Yes!!!
I’m going to keep working on my running distance:
It’s over! My fastest run to date was 8 miles on Sunday. This weekend, I’m looking for a 9!
Now that all of the students have returned from their Easter break, I’m going to restart my morning workouts;
Hmmm… If I have a long day in the lab scheduled, I’ve been doing most of my workouts in the afternoon and some in the morning. However, since all of my current courses are only offered in the evenings, this was a difficult one to hold to.
Plan and practise for my departmental presentation, which will take place later this month:
It’s over! My sorry readers, I’ve been harping on about this for the past month!
Try to feed sensibly and healthily:
This was a far better month for me in terms of achieving my goals, especially in terms of running. My latest June objectives are as follows:
- Maintain a 9.5-minute-per-mile running average.
- I want to raise my long-distance running mileage to ten miles.
- Try to complete a 10-kilometer run in 60 minutes (this one may be a challenge)
- Continue with my work out schedule, like my latest Spin Core and Body Pump classes (LOVE THEM!) and
- complete a chapter of my thesis
I’m hoping I’ll be able to accomplish everything!