Thursday, June 25, 2015

When I'm not running ...

I usually run about 28-30 miles per week. Sometimes I run at 6 AM, and sometimes at 6PM - it's whenever I get some free time. In between, I'm just running around like crazy either
Developing my Nutrition, Fitness, and Wellness business: B3yond Nutrition
Providing lots of talks on Sports Nutrition, 
Managing SCAN's Linked In website (Sport Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition), 
Blogging for SCAN, 
Volunteering as an Ambassador for NJ EatRight, and 
Working per diem as a clinical nutritionist for Kessler Rehabilitation Hospital.

In between all of this, I'm enjoying my family! Lot's of joy this past month since my son recently graduated high school. Here are some of my favorite moments: 
Pre-Prom Party 2015
Pre-Prom Family Pic
Bond, James Bond!
LOL! Blue suit and all!

Such a cute couple!
My Own Little Clark Kent!
2015 Graduation
Aww! Love this pic! 
My Niece won best attendee award!
Look how cute she is!
The head is hysterical!
Family at Graduation 2015!
Proud Momma!
What have you been up to besides running and training?
Train Smart Today!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Easy like Sunday Morning!

For the last few months I've been running with my local 
Fleet Feet Runners on Sunday morning.
It's been great - I've met a great bunch of runners and really enjoy our conversations. The only problem is my hamstring. The group goes a bit faster than my hamstring wants me to run. Plus, except for a few others, I'm always running 2-4 miles more, since I'm constantly training for another half marathon. So after doing 8:10-20 minute mile pace for my long slow runs for the last three months of Sundays, I decided to run by myself today and take it really slow.
I was like the Commodores back in 1978!
(Really dating myself here, LOL)

Gotta love Lionel Richie's fro'!

My legs felt so free! 
And I felt like I was burning fat - not muscle! 
In fact, purposefully, I only had a banana with 1 Tbsp of peanut butter, 1 cup of coffee with a splash of 2% milk, 2 shots of beet juice, and 16 oz of water before I left. I didn't bring any nutrition with me and only stopped at mile 5 and 10 to rehydrate at a water fountain in the local park. I thought if I kept it slow and moving, I'd spare muscle and burn fat. I must have some fat to spare because I didn't feel dizzy, or like I had brain fog, or like I was glucose deprived. It was really just a great, easy, slow run.
Even now, I don't feel wiped out.
I'm not tired, I don't feel dehydrated, and best of all, I don't feel like I need 800 calories of protein to build back muscles. And my hamstring, yeah its a little tight, a little sore, but I'm getting up and down from this desk chair just fine - not like I'm crippled.
This is good because I signed up for 
the Chicago Half Marathon on July 19th, 
and I want to kick some butt!

How are your long runs going?
Are you making them slow enough?
Ever tried a fat burning training run?
Train Smart Today!