Welcome to another week of Spring Sessions.
This week’s focus is on food and fitness.
The philosophy at HTT&T is one of balance and moderation. Please check with your dietician or doctor to work out a healthy eating plan that is right for you.
Sunday’s big event was the half marathon. In this week’s workout diary I have written a timeline of how the day went before, during, and after the race.
I took it easier for the rest of this week to balance things out after the event. Thankfully I didn’t need as much recovery time as I thought I would, and things went back to normal pretty quickly after the big day.
4am Wake Up
Water with lemon juice
Yogurt and segments of mandarin oranges
2 hard boiled eggs with salt and pepper
Akta-Vite (chocolate milk)
Half Marathon in Albuquerque – Run for the Zoo: 13.1 miles
During the Race: At the 10 mile mark I ate a slice of bread to keep my energy up, and I drank plenty of water throughout the run. I had packed some protein bars and protein shakes just in case I needed them along the way, but didn’t end up using these during the event. I wanted to be extra prepared for my first big run so I packed a little more than what I needed into my backpack.
After the Race: Plain crackers and more water, followed by my post-run meal of garlic shrimp and mac’n’cheese with lots of broccoli at the Flying Star cafe in Albuquerque. I also enjoyed a peanut butter and chocolate shake later in the afternoon.
Dinner at home: Tomato-based pasta (we mainly eat vegetarian at home)
Sleep: 8pm (it was nice to go to bed early after my 4am wake-up!)
Rest and Recovery Day: A great surprise to me was just how normal I felt after the half marathon. Apart from slightly sore knees, I felt fine and I even considered going for a walk with baby, but a rain storm altered those plans and I spent my recovery day at home in the end…
Cooking day: Lecho (see recipe here) with polenta
Meal preparation (I often do this on a Monday but this week I did my cooking on Tuesday and Wednesday instead)
Day trip to Albuquerque for lunch and shopping 🙂
How did you balance out your week? I find it can sometimes be a bit of trial and error with working out the right balance when it comes to exercising, eating, and sleeping, but I’m happy to say this week turned out pretty well. I hope you had a great week and until next time –
Bye for now!
Bridget @ Hot Tea, Travel, and Thyme x
I'm Bridget, a lifestyle, food, fitness, and travel writer, and creator of Hot Tea Travel & Thyme. My background is in psychology, and also music and teaching. Topics on the blog include health and wellness, living a balanced life, world travel, recipes, and product reviews. Welcome to HTT&T! Please join me on this journey around the world.