I think like Fridays more than Saturdays. I like that I have Organic in the morning so I get up and get going, but I’m done by 10 and come home and have the rest of the day in front of me to get organized for the weekend. There’s no pressure to go out and do things (like Saturday) and no pressure to do school work (Sunday).
I went for an easy run when I got back this morning and mentally prepared for my race tomorrow. It was GORGEOUS out there. I did the 4-mile loop we do for short runs. It was sad wrapping up my run when I still have energy to burn, but I need to conserve my stores so I’m on fire tomorrow at 7:29:29 AM. While sports nutrition doesn’t <I>really</I> matter for a < 30 minute race, it’s still good to give your body every chance it’s got, so I’m going to aim to eat more calories today to ensure my glycogen stores are as filled up as they can be when I go to bed. A pre-race CHO snack will hopefully bring me back up from overnight depletion. We’re planning to come back to our house post-race for an oatmeal breakfast!
After my run, I did extra stretching, then showered and did some cleaning before coming down for lunch. I decided to finish off the chili from last night after putting most of it in freezer bags for another week. I use thicker freezer bags and label them with the soup and portion and freeze them on a cookie sheet so they’ll be stack-able flat when they’re frozen.
After packaging up two bags, I had about 2/3 a cup of chili left, which I bulked up with some leftover beans and goat cheese on top!
I also knew I wanted to center lunch around another fabulous homemade ciabatta bun! Broiled with some EVOO and kosher salt sprinkle –
And lastly, a kiwi
I’m off to study and then make a trip to either Trader Joe’s or Costco or both (in opposite directions, but I could use stuff from both) to get a bunch of bananas + salad ingredients for this weekend’s oatmeal. I simmered some spelt berries while I ate lunch, so those are good to go!
Enjoy the first weekend in the best month ever!