Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Me, well, not so much. I am really stressing about a half marathon I’m running tomorrow morning from a combination of issues. The weather is a huge factor, it has been raining, very windy, and stormy here most of this week with flooded areas. Again, great for California! Not for running half marathons! We have another massive storm moving in today with more strong wind and rain that will rain non-stop into the race tomorrow morning. They already re-routed the race course to avoid areas that will be flooded and it’s showing %100 rain and wind for the entire race which sounds like %100 hell to me, I’m not a fan of being freezing and wet!
Then there’s losing an hour with the time change! It’s also been a crazy, stressful week where I’ve been having problems sleeping maybe worrying about the race and other things. It’s the perfect storm of conditions that make me what to bail.
My mom’s cat does not have any stresses, he’s been camping out in his warm bed with all the wet weather.
Same for Miko, perfectly happy to be bundled at home.
And stay parked in his favorite bed under our desk.
I have a new ingredient to try in my smoothies – Spiral Spring’s Choco Spring spirulina powder blend.
I like the simple list of ingredients in the powder from oats, spirulina, cinnamon, and cocoa and that it adds a sweet spiced chocolate flavor and a vibrant green color to smoothies.
Hopefully it helps fuel me through the half tomorrow!
I’ve also been getting creative with ginger and fennel seed smoothies, this one has oranges, banana, kale, golden beets, carrots, and protein powder for a good flavor combo.
Other eats included this kale salad combo with hummus dressing and steamed acorn squash for lunch.
Simple and lazy oil free tamari tempeh stir fry.
Leftover tempeh stir fry with seasoned edamame for another simple lunch.
And this simple coconut curry veggie rice dish with lentils I cooked in a wok.
And, ugh, I need to get to bed early for tomorrow’s rainy half marathon, but first the list!
All about good posture here and how important it is.
I am not looking forward to tomorrow and am packing tons of clothes, towels, poncho, trash bags, etc. to get through this with my sister and friends we registered with. It should be interesting!
Would you run a race in a windy rain storm?