Happy Friday! After not blogging for half a month, I figured a Five on Friday blog post would be great right now. This gives me a chance to talk about a few things that have been going on.
1. Back on the smoothie train. As of today, I’ve gone back to making a smoothie for lunch everyday. I think this keeps me more in check and in a better place health-wise. I might do a smoothie for breakfast soon too, then just do an actual dinner. I just got some new vegan protein powder from PEScience called SELECT Vegan Protein. They have some awesome flavors, like Cinnamon Delight, which I am loving.
2. New doctor. I finally found a new family physician on my side of town. I saw one of the Nurse Practitioners initially, and she was okay. After getting new blood work done, I saw one of the doctor’s on Tuesday. So far, I like him. He seems really into natural options and was encouraging. He gave me some ideas of books to read and told me I need to work on getting more sleep each night. He thinks that will help me more than I realize. Going on work on ensuring I get 7-9 hours every single night. It’s harder when I run at 5am the next morning, but I am going to work on making sure I am getting at least 7 hours of sleep going forward.
3. Fat Chance. Speaking of my new doctor, he recommended a great author for me to check out. I’m currently listening to the audio book for Fat Chance, by Robert Lustig M.D. It’s about sugar, processed food, obesity and disease. Thus far, it’s really good. He goes into facts and studies about our health and how sugar is such a problem for everyone. Dr Lustig is a Pediatrician, and has done his research.
4. Music Study. I’m participating in a music study on Saturday! It’s for our local Christian radio station, Z88.3. I have done it before for the station, but it’s been awhile. Looking forward to listening to some music and helping make my favorite radio station even better!
5. Summer Training. Overall, my training has been going well this summer. I’m not able to consistently keep up with my speed work as much as I’d like because of my Fibromyalgia, but I am doing the best that I can. I’ve come to just be happy that I can get out and run, and am less worried about pace right now. I’d love to do another half marathon in under 3:00 hours later this year, and I haven’t given up on that goal. But, I’m listening to my body, and feel grateful and blessed for the good runs that I have had and that are coming.
What is something that you would share about your life lately? How is your training going? Anyone running a Fall Marathon? Chicago, Marine Corps or NYC?