Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Get Fit

This is a great article from Runner's World about high intensity, low volume workouts to improve endurance: Get Fit

Shin Splints

I've been experiencing some shin splint pain recently as I've ramped up my weekly mileage. It's not bad but I want to keep injury at bay. Below are some promising stretches: 3 Stretches for Shin Splints

Friday, 23 March 2012

Ohhh its good!


I started running this week with Kristy, a former coworker and friend.  Kristy helped relax me during my first run, the Quidi Vidi 5K!  We are running 5K four times each week for two weeks.  Week #1 is complete and it was great, minus the cccccccold weather.  After some more layers and warmer clothes I was fine.


To thank a co-worker for giving me a coffee mug, and to thank my boyfriend for the delicious supper he made, I decided to bake cookies.  Nothing healthy about these unless you think about the benefits of cocoa!  I didn't have any butter or margarine so I used shortening.  They turned out great and everyone loved them!

And here is a link to the yummmmmmy dinner Lee cooked:

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Steady Pace

Circle of Life

Last week I did well with the exercise but sadly my Great-Grandmother passed away.  She was loved greatly and we were blessed to have her for 92 years.  I won't provide an update on last week because naturally, exercise was not the priority.


This week however, I'm off to a great start.  I ran yesterday for 50 minutes and today I started running for 11 minutes instead of 10 and ran for 33 minutes (a slow run).


My eating habits have been great.  Except for a glitch last week, I'm on a roll (fingers crossed and praying).  My meals have consisted of:

Breakfast: Smoothie (milk, banana, flaxseed and vanilla)
Post-Workout: Chocolate protein shake
Post-Post Workout: Bread (toasted) with peanut butter or Egg sandwich
Snack: Cup of green tea
Lunch: Soup or Sandwich and Salad
Snack: Yogurt with Pumpkin Seeds or Nuts and Cup of green tea
Dinner: Not so much regulated.  Trying to eat more vegetables and fewer carbs.  :)

I found some great links I'd like to share:

Ask Georgie - a nutritionist passionate about health.

Foodbuzz - a combination of food blogs to display the best content.

New Hope 360 - connecting the healthy lifestyle industry, from supply to shelf.  This link is to some delicious soup recipes. - this is an article about the health benefits of brown rice and beans, a topic I've heard of recently.