Stretching It Out & Whole 30
With my half marathon fast approaching, the training runs are getting longer. We have construction happening on the main street just outside our neighbourhood so it can be a challenge to find my way onto the streets of Kingston. I have a new route that I have been repeating the last few weeks. It is all uphill for the first 6kms, giving me a good base for hill climbing. The good news is that what goes up, must come down. Yesterday I strained my quad muscle near the end of my run. I felt a twinge, and should have walked it in, but I kept running. It was extremely sore for the rest of the day. The foam roller was a friggin nightmare, ouch!
I have been loosely following the Whole 30 eating plan for a couple of weeks. To be honest, it is not that different than me regular eating regimen. Essentially, you just eat all fresh foods, nothing with a label that you can’t easily identify the components as being real food. There is also no dairy allowed (with the exception of eggs), this has been the most difficult part. I miss my lunch time yogurt and cream in my coffee. I will give it another two weeks. The”30″ part of the program represents 30 days.
I travelled 119 kms this past week, and all of my runs are now outdoors. I wish it would warm up a bit quicker.
See you at the finish line…..