I had a great power Sunday. I slept in until 10, made a yummy 3 eggs, tomatoes, and toast. I then pulled out my hurom slow juicer and juiced some apples and bananas and it was real yummy. Lounged around doing chores around the house to get ready for a busy week. After a long month in January doing my 30 day yoga and run challenges my body told me I was tired and it was time for a reset. I try to do something active almost every day, but some days my body just feels pooped and after checking my fitbit, I saw it had been 13 days since I had had a low energy day. I am always telling my runners they need rest days and I sometimes forget to take my own advice. I took Saturday off completely. Enjoying a great day in Seattle with my mom and dad goofing off in Queen Anne, where we watched a gorgeous Seattle Sunset and met a new friend, Baby Bonita the local neighbor pig. Sunday I planned to get one good speed workout in, but mostly fuel myself for the upcoming week, allowing myself
to take a “cheat” day with my diet. A cheat day is a day you plan every so often, maybe once a month or perhaps every other week if you are burning a lot of calories.
Going with the theme of cheating I allowed myself one of my favorite treats that I normally don’t get: Morning Glory Bread! I’m a sucker for breakfast pastries, but refrain from them 90% of the time. It was such a gorgeous day though that I decided to go read in Seward Park. No visit to seward park is complete without a visit to Cafe Vita. And since my mileage is going to upping next week I decided to go give
into my hobbit nature and get second breakfasties 🙂 I took my goodies done to seward park, set up a blanket, and laid in the rare February sun (yea for some natural vitamin D!) overlooking Lake Washington and Mt. Rainier.
After my 2nd breakfast was digested I drove to a small Park on Martin Luther King Blvd in South Seattle. If you go a little further you can get to a park that goes out onto I-90 but
Instead of killing myself and doing a yoga class just to do it I got a massage instead. I have been a little over kill on the massage lately, but I have a bunch saved up as well as some knots that been double knotted over time. Sometimes repetition is just what you need to actually get the body feeling better. After my massage I can come and cooked a yummy salmon salad dinner. Trader Joe’s makes this really simple. They sell previously marinated Salmon. As long as you defrost it in the
That is the end of my Sunday power
Long story short, the lesson to be
learned is, sometimes we need to listen to our bodies. If you are going to have a cheat day, try to cheat in ways that still help your training. It always comes back to working hard, and eating to fuel that work 🙂
My grandma swears by aloe. She actually had a couple of plants when I was little and would cut off a bit of the leaves to use daily on her skin, drink as juice, even put drops in my noise when I was sick. It has amazing healing properties.
They say aloe juice has the same anti inflammatory effect on your digestive system!