Wake up: 8:00am Oh my lanta! I slept well last night. Was asleep by 9:50 and that, my friends, is 10 uninterrupted hours of peaceful sleep. I think I can safely say that we have Annie out of our bed...it only took 8 years (<wince>). I slept deeply and wok up lethargic and had trouble getting going for the day.
3 eggs, 1/2 avocado, spinach and home made salsa. Same as yesterday, but this time with 4 slices of pineapple. Make that 3...Annie thieved one. This was good! and quick! Not sure how long I can have the same breakfast, but for now, I'm going with it.
10 mile run. 5 at 8:30 pace and then 4 doing swing pace (1/2 mile at 7:45, 1/2 mile at 7:15), 1 mile cool down. I took 10 oz of Osmo with me on this and filled up with 10 oz water at 5 miles. I could tell that I didn't have the glycogen stores that I am used to having in my training. By the end of the run I could feel a headache coming on and it lasted most of the rest of the day. Just a dull ache, 4 out of 10. Sometimes I think it's my sports bra straps pushing on my shoulder muscles that hurts my head. BUT, the run was the best I've felt training wise since Kona so I'll take it!
I packed a baggy of pineapple, and almonds for after my run. I was happy to have them waiting and I wolfed them down.
Store Run: 1:15pm
I picked up more groceries, stuff to make egg muffins and I was looking desperately for Jones Brand Sausage that Gina recommended but there was nothing like it at King Soopers. I ended up with some Aidells that is compliant that I can use while I keep looking for Jones. I also went on a limb for the Applegate bacon, but there is less than 2% sugar in it. That still makes it not compliant. So, hummm.
Left over salad from last night. It was better after being in the fridge overnight, and then I sautéed up 2 Aidells sausages with 1/2 a yellow bell pepper and a handful of mushrooms. This was really good and I should add it to my 15 minute meals.
Ohhh...I done good tonight. On prep day I whipped up "Best Burgers" from the Wildtree freezer meals. It's just the Chipotle Lime Blend with the RSR. Troy banged those out on the grill. Then I roasted some sweet potatoes with EVOO and RSR, and I made the Sautéed Greens with Leeks and Garlic from Clean Start page 108. I left out the mirin which was fine. Big hit of a meal with the whole family. Took about 45 minutes from kitchen to table. Eating at the table is time consuming! We usually eat in front of the computer or on the couch. I also find myself nagging at Annie to EAT much more when we sit down to the table. It took her 60 minutes to eat her dinner tonight. Awesome.
Just a flop in the evening. 30 minutes, 1500 Meters. The sky was clear, the stars were out, and the coyotes were yipping up a storm outside of the pool. My little slice of heaven for the evening.
Self-efficacy is the measure of the belief in one's own ability to complete tasks and reach goals.
The Whole 30 email today talked about self-efficacy, your belief that you can "get 'er done" (or as the email said "I know I can rock this"). When I think about that I naturally think about my triathlon journey and how that belief has changed through the years. I think that sometimes you have to fake it until you make it. You have to believe you can do something, and that in turn helps you to actually do that thing, which then makes the self-eficacy the next time around that much easier. It's a house, and you have to build it from the ground up.
I also think...what do I have to lose by believing that I CAN do something? Face? Ego? That's it! If you don't succeed then you just have to repeat over and over "Well, I had the strength to try" and move on! So, I'm going to take this attitude with the Whole 30. There are some obstacles coming my direction in regards to Whole 30, but I'm just going to believe I can "get er done" and I'll deal with it if I don't. I'm going to see these obstacles as opportunities to learn more and to challenge myself.
Buddy Up - another task from the email blast!
Okay, I got really lucky here! Gina reached out, and we totally are buddying up! She's one day ahead of me, so she can tell me what I have to look forward to each day. Day 2 SUCKS was her epiphany of the day! She's a mama to 2 munchkins and still nursing, so she's pretty much doing an Ironman every day. Thanks Gina! You rock for being my buddy!
Already being an awesome internet buddy she suggested that I make some Egg Muffins to have an alternative to the breakfast I've been eating for a solid week now. I found this recipe on Lesley Graham. They are quite easy, like a fritata in a muffin tin (but without cheese or milk). They can be stored in the fridge and after I saw them out of the oven, I kinda want to wrap them in a wrapper and take them as a portable for my long ride tomorrow. Humm?
Mood Grade: B-
I had a headache most the day, but it was really low grade. I was less moody and I think I kept myself together a bit better than yesterday. Still lots of room for improvement but a wee better than yesterday. Also, I don't think I'm going through the normal Whole30 Day 2 because I did 4 days, then binged on candy, then started over. So I think my mostly good choices before this are helping me out.