Thursday Thoughts

January 3, 2013 at 6:37 pm 6 comments

Darn it! I so meant to participate in WIAW yesterday, but I completely forgot. Buuuut I made this WIAW collage last night anyway, so I’ll just post it today. πŸ˜‰

Photo 1

  • Pumpkin oats to fuel my morning.
  • Chicken stew and a grilled cheese from The Palace
  • Protein bar for an afternoon snack
  • Chicken and veggie stir-fry for dinner

Add in a cup of hot chocolate after dinner and there you have it!

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Yesterday was my first day back to work, and I’ll be honest, it was hard getting up that morning. Needless to say, I did not make it to the gym before work. It was just a teacher work day, so I was able to get a lot done and feel prepared and ready for this semester!

This morning however, my alarm went of at 4:30 and (after a few moments of mental preparation) I got up determined to get my butt to the gym. Hooray for new year motivation! πŸ˜‰

I plopped myself on the treadmill for a HIIT workout. I did sprinting intervals for 2 miles, walked for 1/4 of a mile, and finished out the last 3/4s steady running at 6.0.

Photo 3

I was so sweaty. You know it’s bad what you have to wipe your sweat off the bottom of the treadmill.

Breakfast was delicious as always but looks a little messier than normal.

Photo 2

Students came back to school today, so it’s been go-go-go all day long. I’m glad to be back in my routine though!

Soooo this post is titled Thursday Thoughts, and I usually give you a big list of all my different thoughts from the week, but today I only have one though to talk about….

1. I’m going to run a marathon!!!! I don’t know if I’ve mentioned on the blog, but I’ve finally decided to go after 26.2 miles! There’s a marathon in Huntsville (May 11th) which isn’t too far away, so I’ve pretty much decided to sign-up. I’m just waiting to make sure there’s not another one around that time that I’d rather do. It’s exciting, but so scary! I start training NEXT WEEK! I trained for my half in beautiful fall weather, so training in the middle of winter is going to be very different!

Time to go work on dinner! πŸ™‚

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Question: For those of you who have run marathons, any advice?? I’m training alone which will be hard, so I need advise! πŸ™‚

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Entry filed under: Diet and Exercise, Food, Running, Thursday Thoughts.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex @ therunwithin  |  January 3, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    oh man your first marathon? that is amazing. You are gonna rock it. Getting back into the swing of work is tough for me too. really tough

    Reply
  • 2. jessielovestorun  |  January 4, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Ah, your first marathon! So excited for you. I also can’t believe you don’t live too far from huntsville. My aunt, uncle & cousins live there.. and my twin brother just moved there back in May too! Where about do you live in AL?

    Reply
    • 3. Eat Sweat Sing  |  January 4, 2013 at 7:28 am

      Oh wow! I live about an hour north of Huntsville in Tuscumbia. It’s a VERY small town. lol

      Reply
      • 4. jessielovestorun  |  January 4, 2013 at 11:19 pm

        Oh okay! How awesome. Got any single friends.. my twin brother is looking for a girl!! ( Ha Ha, he’d kill me kn owing I just asked this ?? )

  • 5. Julie  |  January 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Those protein bars are awesome, especially that brownie one warmed up!

    Reply
  • 6. Fajita Sweat? « Eat, Sweat, Sing  |  January 7, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    […] not be tight anymore, so I’ve decided to tone down the leg workouts a bit (especially since I’ll be running A LOT the next few months) and add in some abs or cross training on Mondays. Anyway, here’s what I […]

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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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