Ok...no - I'm not going there. Far too early for holiday tunes...even if they are ones to make a runner smile...
I arranged for gym access at work this week and had full intentions of checking it out today at lunch, but after my dentist appointment this morning I felt more like going for a run instead. One problem, though, I left my Garmin at home.
So I fired up the Nike+ app on my phone and hit the road. It took me a few minutes to stop glancing at my wrist, but once I did I settled into a comfortable pace and did the same distance around Southwood as yesterday - just slightly altered. Continuous again. 4.5k again.
Three minutes faster.
Perhaps I need to leave my Garmin at home on race days too...
And I completed the Mojo Challenge for this week too..though I am going to admit I cheated a little. Shhh - don't tell Nikki!
One of my favourite recovery snacks is a Protein Bistro Box from Starbucks.
So, as part of the challenge for this week - I went on a hunt for sectioned dishes so I could create my own bistro boxes. After my back to back runs almost 2 weeks ago and the poor job I did of refueling after my 27k - I know I need to pack a snack so I will never feel like that again.
Luckily, my work is right next door to super store and I was able to nab 3 Rubbermaid sectioned dishes.
While I like that the Starbucks boxes have the Justins Peanut Butter packet in them - you can't buy those up here in Canada and I don't have any containers small enough to pack a small serving. I decided I'd rather have hummus anyway and I have been buying these awesome little kits that have crackers and hummus in them.
Into the box it went.
I hate how preserved apple slices taste but am loving grapes lately - so those took over a section on their own.
Hubby made me some perfect boiled eggs and I added a couple of goat cheese stuffed dates. Voila - one nice little homemade bistro box. And I am pretty sure that even with the cost of the dish - it is still cheaper than Starbucks!
Totals (as per myfitnesspal):
Compared to Starbucks:
I'm pretty close on fat and protein. Carbs and calories are way off, but, you know what, I didn't mind. This was lunch for me. A bistro box might have been more of a snack. And I liked that it was suited to my personal taste instead of mass-produced.
I am totally packing one of these for after my 28k on Saturday.
And mojo challenge - DONE!