Happy Wednesday! I am in a really good mood today. I am officially done work for the summer (can I get a WA-HOO!), starting to feel somewhat organized again (I only blogged twice last week. WHAT?!), sticking to my marathon training plan, aaaaaand to top it off I got to visit Alejandra today! Nothing like sitting in the sunshine and talking to a friend you’ve known for 19 years.
Before we talk about uncomfortableness (spell check didn’t underline that so I am assuming it’s a word?) there is one thing I am not willing to get uncomfortable with and that is my breakfast. I have been eating the same dang thing every day for I don’t know how long and I am not sick of it yet. I don’t ever think I will be.
I usually use 1/3-1/2 cup of oats (depends how hungry I am), almond milk and 1/2-1 scoop of Vega Performance Protein in chocolate. I then top it with all of those beautiful ingredients above and have a big bowl of oatmeal packed with nutrients and deliciousness. Try it and thank me later.
With this new training program I am on I noticed that I am going to be doing a lot of work that is not in my comfort zone. When I trained alone (i.e. just went as far as I could every day) I was comfortable. I would run at an easy pace, not challenge myself, and just stop when I was tired. Michelle aka crazy pants running coach has me doing all kinds of workouts that I would definitely not be doing on my own.
For example, she outlined a track workout for me to do yesterday and it took a few emails back and forth before I actually understood what was expected. I actually had to carry my phone while running and kept looking at the screen (I set the workout as my screensaver hah) so I could remember what I needed to do. Don’t tell Michelle because she gets mad when people run with their phones. She clearly doesn’t understand the need for blog/Instagram pictures.
The workout wasn’t easy, but that was the point. It’s these challenging workouts that are going to make me stronger both mentally and physically. I have always known that I am so much more capable than I think. I’m just scared. Yep. A big scaredy cat. I don’t want my legs to hurt, I don’t want to be out of breath, and I don’t want to go into a workout knowing it is going to be so hard that I want to quit. WELL THAT IS TOO FREAKING BAD. I have no choice. It is time to get comfortable with being UNcomfortable. Bring it on, Michelle crazy pants.
Favourite breakfast as of late?
Do you find that you push yourself a little more if you have a coach/trainer/training partner?