Meatless Good Friday

Friday was my first day of Spring Break! Wooo. Spring Break at this point in life is all about catching up! I plan to catch up on my mileage, wedding plans, and work.

I set my alarm on Friday morning for 7:30 and laced up for a 2 mile walk. I used my new Map My Run app and walked until it said “1 mile” and then turned right around. Unfortunately, it said I walked 1.1 miles on the way back even though I took the same route. I only added 2 miles to my totals. I was pleased that my legs weren’t sore at all from my ‘long run’ the day before. I love starting my morning with a brisk walk and I really wish I could do it everyday, but I just can’t see myself waking up before 5am.

I observed Good Friday which means I didn’t eat meat for the day. I knew eggs were the easy choice and would fill me, but I was also craving a sweet breakfast, so I made a bit of both! I scrambled two eggs in coconut oil and ate it with broccoli and one scoop of jalapeno jam and then make a half serving of Oatmeal Minus the Oats (1/2 banana, 1/3 c egg whites, 1/4 c almond milk, and 1 tbs flax seed). I topped the ‘oats’ with some microwaved blueberries. I also had a cup of coffee with So Delicious Hazelnut creamer. I would really like breakfast keep me full until lunch so I can skip a morning snack.

I started to get hungry around 11, but kept myself busy until noon when I ate half of an apple and made a humongo delicous salad! Some leftover iceberg, kale, tuna, grape tomatoes, pumpkin seeds (I rinsed the salt off them this time), craisins, avocado, and Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic dressing. Amazing!

I started to get nervous for 13.4 and my stomach interpreted that as hunger so I had a Larabar around 2 and then a pre-workout smoothie on the way to the gym (1/2 apple, 4 strawberries, 1/2 banana, the last of the kale, spinach, almond milk, progenex, 1 tbs almond butter).

Then, 13.4 happened. I was definitely nervous and procrastinated for a bit, but kept telling myself – it’s only 7 minutes! Just a reminder of the WOD:

3 Clean & Jerk (95#)
3 Toes to Bar
6 Clean & Jerk
6 Toes to Bar
9 Clean & Jerk
9 Toes to Bar … (reps increase by 3 each round)

The 95# is heavy for sure! I knew I could do it, but it’s certainly not easy. Toes to bar are easy for me to do, but not consecutively. I get extra swing-y and look like I’m trying some serious gymnastic move so I normally need to stop myself before I do the next rep. I kept a steady pace and tried to follow the rule that once you drop the bar, pick it back up again. I managed to get in 4 rounds + 1 C&J for a total of 61 reps. Had I picked up my pace a little, I could have done maybe a few more reps, but I really had to focus on each lift so I don’t know if a faster pace would have ruined my form (not that it’s superb as it is) or made me burn out mid-workout. I’m actually pretty happy with how I did. Now, I’m just hoping that 13.5 contains some sort of pull up since that’s a move I can actually do well. Fingers crossed!

Even though I had just eaten, my coach swears by a post WOD shake with Progenex so I had one mixed with water on the way home.

We went out to dinner with friends and I enjoyed two small glasses of wine, three triangles of fried tofu, and panang curry with shrimp with only one forkful of rice. I got a sweet tart taffy in lieu of a fortune cookie.

All in all, a healthy day!

#Weekly14: 8.775

#220beforeIDo: 41.19

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