Spring in Minnesota is such a treat. We have suffered through 4 months of bitter cold, wind and snow. I hate winter..but I live here and love the other 3 seasons so I suffer out winter. A few years ago I decided to try snow boarding with my boys. I enjoyed it very much, still do. We cross country ski, snow tube and of course, I snow shoe run. I try to like winter, I participate in winter sports, but I still don't like it. Spring now, this is special. It's been in the 50's, sunny, the snow is melting, the ice is gone. It is awesome. Last night I went for my first 'shorts' run. Ahhh..freedom! I've been running in tights and wind pants, two shirts and a jacket, gloves and ear warmers, neck gaitor for so long I can't stand it. Shorts and a short sleeved shirt was just awesome. So, Topaz and I ran 10 miles.
After my run I brought both boys to their baseball practices and headed to the gym to lift traps, triceps and back, before having to pick them up. I reached a few personal bests: dumbell row: 35lbsx12x4; close grip lat pull down: 105x12x4; barbell deadlifts: 110x12x4. I'm lifting more! I'm getting progressively stronger!
The fat is melting too. As I posted earlier I had an aggressive loss of over 2 pounds last week. This week I've set up a moderate loss of 1 pound. I'm eating 1400-1500 cals a day this week.
M1: 5 egg whites, 2 c. frozen veggies
M2: 1 hard boiled egg, 5 hard boiled whites; 1 T ff, ns mayo, 1 c. celery, 1 c. carrots
M3: 4 oz chicken, 1 chopped apple, 1 c. celery, 1 c. carrots, 1 T ff, ns mayo
M4: 4 oz tuna, 1 banana
M5: 8 oz Talapia, 2 c sauteed cabbage
I never dreamed I'd eat 8 cups of veggies in a day!
Will run Topaz on trail for 6 miles tonight. I have a 50K run tomorrow at the Zumbro River Bottoms in beautiful Southern Minnesota tomorrow. Then it's taper time. My mileage will cut down to 30 miles next week and 20 miles after that. Only 2 weeks to the biggest, longest race of my life. The McNaughton 100 mile race. Here's the website:
My iPod case arrived yesterday...the iPod is scheduled to arrive today!
Have an awesome Friday!!