The holidays are coming early! I used just 8 oz of what I call “soy nog” and chocolate Shakeology. You could add a little extra nutmeg or cinnamon if you wanted.
Here’s another recipe to try:
This recipe is for a super-thick milkshake-like Shakeology drink. This might be my favorite recipe, it tricks you into thinking you’re eating something that you shouldn’t be.
Blend together. It’s so thick, it’s almost ice cream. I can eat it with a spoon.
My planned 9 mile run, which would have been my longest, was cut short by two very upset IT bands. Only got 6.5 in. I ran through the pain (which I know full-well I shouldn’t do), until my right knee gave out.
I’m 100% sure this IT band flare-up is a direct result of me skipping out on my leg strength workouts the past month or so. It’s easy to become complacent when things are going well.
The good things:
I felt strong the whole run despite not being fully recovered from yesterday’s workout. I KNOW I could have gone the full 9 miles
My nutrition was spot on. I’ve started training with Gu since that’s what they’ll have at my race. It’s working out well for me so far.
My hydration is coming along ok. I’ve been drinking Nuun during my workouts. I need to do some sweat tests to find out how much I should be taking in.
Six miles doesn’t seem like a lot anymore! Strange to be in a position where that’s the case. I feel like I can go run 6 more right now.
Ok, now that I have your attention, let’s talk about what’s wrong with this photo.
There’s been a lot of coverage lately about the dangers of sitting all day and some evidence that any exercise you do get won’t un-do the damage of sitting 8 hours a day.
I came across this article today by Gretchen Reynolds who advocates for standing 2 minutes for every 20 minutes you sit at your desk to combat physiological and metabolic changes in your body while you’re sendentary.
My officemate and I are testing this out.
I’ve been feeling out-of-it and sluggish for the last week or so. In addition to some extra recovery and improving my nutrition this week, I’m hoping this helps to keep my body working effectively.
Join along! Re-blog this or let me know if you give this a try.
Here’s some science and numbers behind this idea. Shows what happens to your glucose and insulin levels during prolonged sitting and compares it against moving every 20 minutes.