I’ve been running 3-mile routes for a few weeks now, but on flat ground. I just found out today that my 1-mile route has really been .95 mile, making my 3-mile runs really 2.85. Arg! So, I’ll be adding the extra 40 meters to each lap from this point on. My most recent 3-mile (really 2.85-mile) run was two days ago and my time was 28:08. I figured that with a few hills and 5k being a smidge longer, I’d still make it in under 30:00. Ha… ha…. ha….. 34:11 later. Not even close. Hopefully this means that my next run will be super fast, since that’s the pattern I’ve seen after doing hills or sprints. It’s always grueling during the run, but the next run is cake. *crossing fingers* See my post on my commitment to running this year.
Post-run juice: 8 carrots, apple, bell pepper.
I try to juice a couple of times a week, and it’s always very satisfying. I enjoy drinking juice as a meal replacement for many reasons, including:
- The amount of fresh fruit and veggies used to make juice is far more than I would consume if I were eating them whole. I end up consuming a great amount of vitamins, nutrients, proteins, and necessary sugars in each serving.
- 95% of the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that our bodies need are found in the juice of raw fruits and vegetables.
- Since fiber is removed in the juicing process, our cells rapidly absorb the nutrients and our digestive organs are given a rest.
I have never done a juice cleanse before, so I’m trying it out for the first time and will only be doing it for 1 week. My sister did it last year for a month and she had incredible results. Her skin cleared up, she cured her acid reflux, and she lost excess water/sodium weight. She felt so inspired after the experience that her way of eating transformed, and she began eating plenty of raw fruit and vegetables in her diet. She’s been the healthiest she’s ever been since.
Here’s a good article about juicing: My Juice Cleanse.
|Goddess of Greens Juice from Mother’s Market. 32 oz.
-apple, celery, cucumber, spinach, parsley, kale (add grapes)
My favorite juice has been my simply happy juice. I’ll be drinking lots of this and getting creative with other blends. So far I’ve purchased organic carrots (15lbs! Yay!), celery, cucumbers, spinach, romaine, cilantro, ginger, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, bell peppers, apples, pears, oranges, lemons, watermelon, and mango.
I’ll be updating with new tasty blends throughout the week.
Please feel free to share your favorite combination!