Okay, I think I’m finally getting a grasp of how to run this blog. Which makes me sooo excited! This week has been quite a whirlwind: between starting my marathon training, figuring out how to set up this website, testing recipes, and everything else, I haven’t even noticed how Friday has creeped up on us!
And as it is in the beginning of any new road, I see that I’ve got a looong way to go… Hopefully it’s going to be just as bright and peaceful as this:
My running has been pretty good this week, except for my right ankle kind of screeching after every run… don’t want to get discouraged by it yet, which means I should probably ice it more often. In fact, today I’ve skipped my run and decided to do a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout at the gym. This is what I did:
- 5 min stair stepper
- 10 push ups
- 20 sumo squats
- 30 crunches
- 20 side oblique crunches (each side)
- Inchworm (full length of my gym room)
Repeat the whole thing 5 times – and have a towel ready to wipe off all that sweat! Finish with some stretching.
I’m excited to notice that ever since I switched to a plant-based diet I’ve been able to amp up the intensity of my workouts, and the recovery happens way quicker now. I can now bring it on on every run and every gym session – and then be ready to do it again the next day!
For lunch today, I made this awesome Kale and Cannellini Bean Salad. You can find the recipe in this post.