I DID IT!
Not only did I actually complete the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, but I surpassed my goals for myself in doing so! Like I said in my last post, I was afraid for that run. Terrified doesn’t even begin to describe how scared I was to overcome those 13.1 miles. I knew that I could finish it, but I wasn’t sure how much running I’d be able to actually RUN, as opposed to walk:)
I’m proud to say that I did not walk one inch of that course! I told myself that I could make it to mile 4 (because I had done a 7k the week before), but when I got there I was feeling great to I told myself I’d take a walking break at mile 5. Well when I got to mile 5, Call Me Maybe was playing; and for anyone that knows me, that is my song! So I just kept going and realized how awesome it would feel if I ran the whole thing. So I did! I wish I would have trained because I’m sure that I would have gotten a better time, but for not training at all I’m pretty proud of 2:35:00! Next year, I’m hitting the pavement hard:)
Even though my feet, calves, hips, and back hurt, I feel incredible! Overcoming something that had been looming overhead for so long makes me feel as though I can do anything…like stay up way too late before an 8am class writing a post to inform you about nighttime eating:)
James Wilson’s Body Earned Program introduced me to the bedtime snack and I haven’t looked back! Sleep is one of the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Not only to give you energy for the new day, but because it’s powertime for building muscles. Studies have shown that protein synthesis (muscle building) slows during sleep, and this may be attributed to a decreased amount of amino acids. I know that I want to utilize as much time as I can to rebuild my muscles so I eat lean protein with a healthy fat about an hour or so before bed. No more starving yourself after 8pm!! The protein helps repair your muscles and the healthy fat is digested slowly, basically so the protein sticks around:) My favorite lately has been a cinnamon omelette with natural peanut butter and a little bit of protein frosting.
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-4 egg whites
-tsp of vanilla extract
-a couple drops of stevia extract
-A LOT of cinnamon (I probably use 2 tbs, but I really love it!)
-1tbs almond milk
-1 tbs natural peanut butter
-Toppings: protein frosting, coconut, nuts, cocoa nibs, whatever you want!
- Spray a small pan with cooking spray and heat to medium heat
- In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients until combined. Be sure to whip plenty of air in there for fluffy eggs!
- Pour egg mixture in to the pan and cook, using a spatula to push the edges away from the pan every so often
- Flip when mostly cooked
- Place a tbs of natural peanut butter on one side and fold it over
- Let the peanut butter melt a litte and you’re done!
- Top with protein frosting (protein powder mixed with almond milk or water) and unsweetened coconut
Do you eat before bed? Share your thoughts!