I am asked all of the time, “What is gluten? And how do you become gluten free?” Today I’ll start with some basics and a little gluten free 101.
You will heal. I will help.
Today I am three months gluten free!
This is an extra-special day because not only have I made it to three months gluten free, but I have also marked Day 1 and done for my next 1/2 Marathon Training Program!
I had an amazing first run today! It’s awfully chilly and dreary in Minnesota, so I took my run to the treadmill today. And that’s okay because it was just 3 miles. I never went above 6.5mph, as I’m trying my best to be very careful with training this time. When training calls for 3 miles, I keep it at that. There are days when I’ll need to do hills, intervals, and long runs. Today was not one of them, so I didn’t try to make it one.
I have not run in about a month, so I was very happy with my energy and stats according to my Nike+ SportBand:
After my run, I “rewarded” myself with a delicious salad plump-full of Romaine lettuce, blueberries, turkey, carrots and Olive Oil. (ps. I do have Strength Training today, too. I will share that workout with you tomorrow!)
I “rewarded” myself to month three gluten free by heading to get new running shoes and some BodyGlide yesterday! I have never used it before, but I heard it is miraculous. I obviously don’t need to use it while training in Minnesota right now, but I’d imagine that just as soon as I head back West I’ll be thankful I have it.
As for my new kicks, well I’ll present them to you tomorrow. I have two pairs I’m training with to prevent overuse on my favorites before the race! The only other thing I think I’ll need is my sassy “race day” outfit. Nothing flashy – just comfy, cute & extra light to make me fly.
But I have a long time to go before purchasing that! Tonight I’m just so thankful to be day one and done, and three months gluten free.
Rock ‘n Roll Las Vegas here I come!
I hate you so much, I am running against you.
You are not on my team.
We are running to fight you!
Forever and Never Yours,
The (Mis) Fit Foodie-Fitness Junkie
Life doesn’t always go the way I want it to go. I’ve been reminded of that several times this year, and once again very recently. But that doesn’t mean we can stop what we’re doing, stop living life and stop doing the things we love the most in the world! So I’m practicing what I preach….a smile, positive energy and doing one of the things that makes me happy – running!
I’ve been on a running hiatus for a couple of months, for many reasons but mostly because of my achy feet. I have been feeling better, but not 100% so what I’m about to do I certainly may regret. No, never mind. I will never regret it, I might just wonder, “what was I thinking?!” And then, I’ll remember and I’ll be proud!
Before I dive into this all again, I spent an hour last night getting a pedicure and a much-needed foot massage. I relaxed, enjoyed and entertained the idea that I’ll surely justify getting these 1-2 times/month during the next few months! They can really make a big difference. Now I’m almost ready – once again – to run!
On December 5th, I will be running my second 1/2 Marathon. But this one might just be even more special than the last. This one benefits Crohn’s & Colitis Research. I have Colitis, and I have various family members who have more extreme versions of it as well. I could not be prouder to run for this cause!
I will never forget my first 1/2 Marathon! There was no better feeling than crossing that finish line. And ever since, I’ve been searching for a (workout/fitness) feeling that parallels. I have not found it!
My training begins on Monday, but I will begin some “baby steps” immediately! I have much less time to train than I did for my first 1/2 Marathon, so I’m not expecting to beat my 1:48 finish time. I’m expecting to train hard, work hard and run because I’m passionate about it and its cause! I’m working off of a 12-week program, in which I only have 11-weeks before the Race.
I will be sharing with you my training schedule, successes, good days, bad days, food, tummy-running-fun, tips, tricks, music, and of course passion through it all! I hope you’ll follow all that is to come in the next couple of months! (*See below on social media.)
This weekend I will be thinking about and deciding on:
*Because of my cross-passions of fitness, food & health mixed with social media, I will be blogging, tweeting, facebook-ing, twitpic-ing, videoing and more! Therefore, I’ll be planning this out this weekend, too! WOW! That makes me so excited!
If you would like to know more about any of these or have an opinion, advice, comments – please feel free to contact me!
I always bring a pen and paper.
Happy Monday! I love Mondays, and you think this is crazy, right?! If so, I’m encouraging you to take a look at your current position, your goals, aspirations and what you are trying to both give and get from life! Take a long, hard look at it. If where you’re at is the very thing making you dread Mondays, make a change.
You owe it to you! Life is too short to hate 40+ hours of your week. The truth is, when you are happy with Monday and happy with those 40+ hours/week, you’ll be even happier when you are putting in 50 or more hours! Trust me – I’ve been there – and that’s why I find myself here today.
Carry on to the topic at hand….
Lately, I’ve been working out just to find my creative edge. It
It never ever fails. Each and every time I start working out ideas come to me that I could not imagine finding on my own. Inspiration comes in the strangest places and shows up with many different “faces.” Sometimes it’s the music, other times it’s something I read and yet other times it’s found in the solitude of simply sweating and letting my mind wander with ease.
But nonetheless, ideas arise and when they do, I always have a pen and paper handy to write them down. I don’t sit there and detail out everything, but I scribble the initial thought as quickly as possible. If I’m lifting, I will always have pen/paper because my program is on it. If I’m not lifting, I just bring something small. And if I’m running outside – well typically I’m just out of luck – except for what I store in my noggin’.
I put together my top 15 questions to ask for career change inspiration.
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