Sunday, November 27, 2011

White Rock Half Marathon Training: Week 5 complete

Last week:
Sunday 11/20: Yoga Twisting Detox, part of the series I've been doing On Demand, 43 min
Monday 11/21: 3 mi run
Tuesday 11/22: Yoga Power Yoga On Demand, 44 min
Wednesday 11/23: 3 mi run
Thursday 11/24: Turkey Trot 5K 27:03!
Friday 11/25: Rest or yoga
Saturday 11/26: 10 mi run

Saturday's run was tough mentally, I had horrible insomnia Friday night and thought about postponing my run. But I'm glad I got out there, I actually felt good by the time I finished.

This week's plans:
Sunday 11/27: Twisting Detox, 43 min
Monday 11/28: 3 mi run
Tuesday 11/29: Yoga
Wednesday 11/30: 3 mi run
Thursday 12/1: 3 mi run + strength training
Friday 12/2: Rest or yoga
Saturday 12/3: Yoga
Sunday 12/4: Race Day! 13.1 miles!

I'm thinking good weather thoughts, there is a chance of rain in the forecast for Sunday. Let's hope not!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

White Rock Half Marathon Training: Week 4 complete

Last week:
Sunday 11/13: Yoga for Runners, 25 min
Monday 11/14: 3 mi run
Tuesday 11/15: Yoga Dynamic Flow On Demand, 43 min
Wednesday 11/16: 3 mi run + upper body strength training
Thursday 11/17: 3 mi run + strength training 2.35 mi run
Friday 11/18: Yoga or rest Yoga for Runners, 25 min
Saturday 11/19: 10 mi run

The cooler weather has left Dallas, Saturday morning's run was humid and warmer (65-70 degrees). It was also windy, which actually helped keep me a little cool.

This week is Thanksgiving! Do you splurge or try to keep up your healthy habits during this food-centric holiday? I lean towards the healthier parts of the traditional feast like roasted turkey breast, lightened sweet potatoes and steamed green beans. I usually don't go too crazy with the heavier parts of the meal.

We are starting off this Thanksgiving doing the Turkey Trot downtown (just the 5K). I have done it once before and it's a great way to start off the holiday!

This week's plans:
Sunday 11/20: Yoga
Monday 11/21: 3 mi run
Tuesday 11/22: Yoga
Wednesday 11/23: 3 mi run
Thursday 11/24: Turkey Trot 5K
Friday 11/25: Rest or yoga
Saturday 11/26: 10 mi run

Saturday will be my last long run before the White Rock Half! I'm getting very excited.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

White Rock Half Marathon Training: Week 3 complete

Last week's workouts:
Sunday 11/6: Power Yoga On Demand, 44 min
Monday 11/7: 3 mi run + power yoga class
Tues 11/8: Rest or yoga
Wed 11/9: 3 mi run + strength training
Thurs 11/10: 3 2mi run
Fri 11/11: Rest or yoga
Sat 11/12: 9 mi run

So, I had two rest days this week. Oh, well, I guess I needed it.

This week's plans:

Sunday 11/13: Yoga for Runners, 25 min
Monday 11/14: 3 mi run
Tuesday 11/15: Yoga
Wednesday 11/16: 3 mi run
Thursday 11/17: 3 mi run + strength training
Friday 11/18: Yoga or rest
Saturday 11/19: 10 mi run

Friday, November 11, 2011

Proven├žale Chicken Supper

I came across this recipe while looking for slow cooker recipes to try out. I followed the recipe almost exactly and it turned out so good! The chicken was so tender that it fell apart.

Ingredients

4 (6-ounce) skinned chicken breast halves (I used boneless)
2 teaspoons dried basil (I used Italian seasoning)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1 (16-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can pasta-style tomatoes, undrained

Preparation

Place the chicken in an electric slow cooker; sprinkle with basil, salt, and black pepper. Add the bell pepper, beans, and tomatoes. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting for 8 hours.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

White Rock Half Marathon Training: Week 2 complete

Last week's workouts:
Sun 10/30: Yoga (Power Yoga On Demand, 44 min)
Mon10/31: 3 mi run + power yoga class
Tues 11/1: 3 mi run
Wed 11/2: Yoga (Yoga for Runners, 25 min)
Thurs 11/3: 3 mi run + strength training
Fri 11/4: Yoga or rest (Power Yoga 4, 40 min)
Sat 11/5: 8 mi run

Saturday's run started out a little rough, I felt low on energy but the further I went the better I felt. I finished in 1 hour 22 min, so about a 10:15 pace which was faster than it felt to me!

This coming week is going to be busy for me! I hope I can get all my workouts in. With the end of Daylight Savings Time, it should be a little easier for me to get up early to get them out of the way first thing.

This week's plan:
Sunday 11/6: Power Yoga On Demand, 44 min
Monday 11/7: 3 mi run + power yoga class
Tues 11/8: Rest or yoga
Wed 11/9: 3 mi run + strength training
Thurs 11/10: 3 mi run
Fri 11/11: Rest or yoga
Sat 11/12: 9 mi run