I survived my final 20-mile training run today and actually have enough energy left to take the dogs for a walk. The poor pups have been a little spooked this week, maybe all the political drama has gotten to them too.
I caught up on podcasts during the run which all seemed to be political, I think I’m done with politics for awhile too now!
Friday night hubby decided to head to a local sushi place we have not been to in awhile in a trendy shopping area … but so did everyone else and neither of us was interested in waiting for 1+ hours! Luckily Pho Vegan Asian Cuisine was nearby with no wait. He got a tasty noodle “beef” dish.
And I got the vegan wonton soup.
Oh man, what a fun dish! I haven’t had wontons in ages, finding vegan wontons can be a challenge. But this was a delicious throwback to childhood that I just loved and will be going back for soon.
Saturday morning I worked through the next unit of the Forks Over Knives program at Rouxbe while sipping a breakfast smoothie.
And it’s on a topic I could really use improvement on – knife skills. Great usage videos, practice assignments, and defined the basic knife cuts for veggies. Leela was a big help taking in her favorite weekend morning activity of sleeping.
I did my usual post-gym lunch of a huge salad with enough leftovers for an easy lunch today. Romaine, black bean hummus dressing, carrots, and chopped veggie burger.
And got a little creative for a pre-long training run dinner simmering about 1/2 cup of quinoa in a can of Amy’s Organic Chunky Vegetable vegan soup.
The soup itself is a very light, low-calorie soup loaded with veggies. Simmering quinoa into it turned it into a hearty meal served with sauteed yellow squash.
And this morning I got out at 8 AM for my final 20 mile training run. It was nice and cool then, but warmed up fast into the 70s by the time I finished and felt like the 80s with the sun out. I packed a lot for this run with a full hydration pack, lots of energy gels, snack bar, and tissues and drained the 2 liter hydration pack by the end I was so hot.
Not a super fast pace, but I wasn’t pushing myself too hard with this distance and being slightly weighed down. Overall it went well. But now I’m torn on if I should wear the hydration pack for the marathon. Initially I was planning not to with the water and energy gel stations, but the storage is nice for emergency supply. We’ll see. And I am feeling pretty wiped, should sleep well tonight! Oh yeah, the list!
V-Dog now has mini kibble bites for small dogs! Hope they start selling larger bags soon since my dogs go through a lot of it!
And I need these superfood granola bars for my next run.