Thanks everyone for the great song recommendations! Keep 'em coming-I really appreciate it!!
So, today was the last speed workout before the big race. 3 x 1600 @ 7:20 pace on the 'mill. It was rough, but I did it! As the last repeat started, "Till I collapse" came on my player, and that gave me the strength to power through. Boo. ya.
Warm up: .5 mile @ 8:40 pace
3 x 1600 @ 7:20 with 1 min recovery
Cooldown: 1 mile EZ
Total distance: 5 miles
Rock it, baby! Only a 10 miler, and two short 20-30 minutes run next week then it's time to hit DC!! Woop Woop!
When I was growing up, these things were the coolest. Since my mom wouldn't pay 15 bucks for a ceramic fuzz head, I didn't own one (smart lady) but I did enjoy the commercials-who didn't!
Well, as much as these things were cool, being an avid reader of healthy living blogs, I was amazed to discover a few years ago that chia seeds are edible and actually quite healthful for you! (No, they won't turn you green. I think. Check back with me on that one in a few weeks!)
Anyways, the seeds are a good source of protein and act as sort of a sponge to hydrate you, which is great for runners and endurance athletes. I wasn't willing to drop a million bucks to order them online, but I found them in the bulk bin at Wegmans this week, so I figured, why not?
Apparently you can drop one part chia seeds to 9 parts water and get a "gel" to eat, but I decided to play is safe for my first time out and try it with something that, in my opinion, goes with everything: oats.
So I combined 1/3 cup oat bran and water and brought to a boil on the stove, added some fresh blubes, and then a tbsp. of chia. I let it simmer for a bit, then took off the heat so the seeds could do their expansion magic (which yielded 2 cups of oat bran when done-score!) Check it out!
That's all for tonight-I've got the new copy of Lava calling my name....and maybe some key lime yogurt, cause it is St. Patrick's Day and all! I suppose it's lucky that I got married....seeing as I'm really 88 instead of 28 :-P