OH boy. Do you make lists? I make lists. I make a lot of lists. Sometimes, they’re full-of-crap lists (straighten hair, check when Big Brother is on, read Perez Hilton), sometimes they’re mildly important lists (make my mum’s lunch, phone work experience), but today, they were MEGA important lists! HEALHTY LIVING SUMMIT LISTS to be specific!! I can’t believe I go on Thursday (at 2am…) – so much to sort out!
Stuff to pack…
Details about places to go to and things to do today…
(Yes, TJs stands for Trader Joes! And yes again, ‘Diner’ is an amazing looking vegan restaurant I found…:p)
And finally, not so much a list, but a 4 case scenario running plan:
See, I’m in a pickle with the running situation. Originally, I’d planned to do my scheduled 12mile run before I left for HLS (it was going to be 14miles according to this plan – novice 2 – but I switched to novice 1, so I could have another crack at 12). Then, I changed my mind and thought I’d do it there (12miles with company sounded more appealing than 12miles alone). THEN, I looked at the online weather forecast this week for Chicago – we’re talking 100degree heat, hot sticky and humid….night time MIN temperatures at about 80 degrees!!! That sent alarm bells in my head. Y’all know how I suffer running in the heat! Well I’ve never done more than 7miles in about 85degree heat, and even that was awful…plus I won’t have Lucozade Sport, and I won’t be at home. I am genuinely worried that I might pass out or get heat stroke. I know that seems dramatic, but when you’re not used to the heat, it has a massive affect.
I’ve come up with 4 plans. The first one involved pulling the 12miles forward and doing it alone on Wednesday (the day after tomorrow). The other plans involve either a medium run Weds, and a shortened long run Sunday, or just going for it and seeing what happens…at the moment, I’m swaying towards doing my 12miles on Wednesday (even though I will only have had a 2day break from my 9miles), and then just doing the fun runs at the HLS. What would you do in my (soon to be very sweaty) trainers?
Ok, I’ll stop banging on about running and bang on about food instead 😀
Dinner last night – soooooooo repetitious (I seem to be stuck in a dinner-rut at the moment!) but delicious all the same. Hummus/tempeh, squash, aubergine, parsnip, and a true beauty – sweet potato baked with agave nectar and cocoa powder (<- OH MY GOSH!!):
That sweet potato combo…well, it was out of this world! The whole meal was pure divine-ness (if that were a word :p).
I started the day the apple, wheatgerm and 2 rice cake way, before a 55minute date with three lovely ladies – Jillian and the 30 Day Shred, Davina, and Robbie Williams’ ex-gf/Australian blondie/1 time GMTV fitness expert/ex-model!!! It was a good date 🙂
Breakfast – a strawberry EGM, with lots of pink and minimal green:
Straight after, Chika and I spent a good while galloping about in stubble fields 😛 Galloping with my ladyfriend always reminds me why I love riding so. The freedom, the speed and power, the peace, the views…it’s just infinitely wonderful 🙂
Lunch was a prapper good one too! I broke open these:
And had some with a wholemeal English muffin, with rosemary/garlic seasoned roast squash, kale, celeriac and parsnip, as well as a tiny bit of WHITE beetroot:
Hmmph. The white beetroot was nothing special – the same [yummu] beetroot taste, but white. Bah. Moving on –
The slices were really really lovely!! Great flavah 🙂
I also made a SIAB (smoothie in a bowl) – watermelon, pear and a squishy nectarine, with a big old tsp and a bit of cacao powder:
I’m sure you can imagine how I felt about it 😀
Dessert was this:
A Whole Foods purchased Love ball thing! Dense, chocolatey and scrumptious. HURRAH!
The afternoon was spent doing laundry, mucking out, gathering stuff to pack..the usual dullness 🙂
Snack wise, I had a piece of toast, with yogurt, cereal and cereal dust:
It came with a side of big-angry-wasp – which meant I had to eat the toast running around my kitchen trying to get away from said BAW. Grrrrrrr……
Dindin wise, I have some tofu marinating in the fridge – it’s coated in agave, cocoa powder and soy sauce, and I’m hoping it will be truly delicious!! I’ll show y’all tomorrah 😀
Don’t forget – What would you do if you were me, re my long run in the crazy Chicago heat? Do it at home early and not risk it, or hope for the best and see how I do in Chicago? All opinions welcome!