Sometimes inspiration comes from the places you would least suspect.
I experienced this on yesterday’s run, during which I got a little boost of motivation from an unexpected source.
There is a sweet elderly couple that lives in my cul-de-sac. Each day—without fail—they take a long walk through our neighborhood. However, with yesterday’s icy weather, I just assumed they would stay indoors.
Oh no, they were out and about. Trucking along, much as I was, in the 16 degree weather. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect—I saw them just as I was scaling my last big hill. Of course, by this point I was questioning cold-weather running altogether.
Seeing them gave me a huge boost of motivation and put a smile on my otherwise numb face. I couldn’t resist and I yelled out “you guys are such troopers!”
Their response came in the form of contagious smiles. Contrary to my usual avoidance of all things contagious, this was a contagion I fully welcomed.
Case in point: cold-weather running inspiration from simply seeing an elderly couple? Who would have thought!
I ended my run feeling refreshed and amazing! Thank you, beautiful couple, for making my Thursday.
Anyway, let’s take a look at Thursday’s eats.
Toasted bagel thin topped with almond butter, sliced bananas, and a hefty sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Multigrain cheerios
- Kashi GoLean
- almond milk
- mini chocolate chips (all sunk to the bottom)
Try this: mix some peanut flour with your almond milk! Peanut almond milk! Yum!
Super iced coffee.
- Cold coffee
- maca powder
- vanilla protein powder
- almond milk
- Amazing Grass Chocolate superfood.
All blended up and served over ice.
Lunch. Chunky Chickpea Salad.
- TJ’s roasted sweet corn (frozen and microwaved)
- green beans
- chunky chickpeas
- dried cranberries
- hummus/salsa dressing
Last, but certainly not least. Kashi Roasted Vegetable Pizza. This is by far my favorite frozen pizza!
I added more peppers and goat cheese for extra flavor!
All that yummy food plus a vanilla frozen yogurt from Costco equals a good day in my book!
My first race is this Sunday! I’m crossing my fingers for decent weather!
Have a great Friday guys!