Hello! This is a quick post to share some updates on what’s been going in the Move Eat Create household.
* I am excited to say that training for my first half-marathon is progressing nicely. The countdown is now officially at 57 days until the big event. For the first few weeks of my training, I’ll be honest that my self-doubt was nagging at me that I may not be able to do it. I am pleased to report that somewhere over the last week or two, I have turned a corner. I am feeling confident about my ability not only to finish the race, but to do so with a time that I can be satisfied with. I am by no means the fastest of runners yet, but I do seem to be continuously knocking off seconds from my average pace times, so things are looking good. The race takes place 3 days after my birthday, so I’m also getting excited about birthday and half-marathon celebratory shenanigans!
diets. Focusing as much on what to eat, as what not to eat, they clearly detail the many benefits of greens and have inspired me to make a change to my daily food habits. Although I already eat quite a lot of vegetables, I have added a large bowl of leafy greens to my breakfast this week. Simply dressed with a few sunflower seeds, salt, pepper and some flavored vinegar, citrus, or ponzu, I’ve been eating it before the rest of my breakfast items. It has really been making a difference in my morning, as I used to start to get pretty hungry about an hour before I ate my lunch, but I’m staying more full and satiated throughout my morning. And, I’m starting off my day with a bowl full of tasty nutrients. I can’t beat that!
*** Have you heard about Coursera? Several elite colleges and universities have been moving forward with finding ways to provide some of their courses available for free online. I am super excited about this movement, as I think creating access to continued quality learning opportunities is a great thing. Coursera is a fairly new platform for some of these opportunities and several courses are now available for registration. I have registered for a couple of courses, starting in the fall and winter, and am interested in several more. Learning, in just about any format, helps me feel nourished and inspired.
**** Finally, Mr. Move Eat Create’s birthday is this weekend. I’ll be baking a birthday cake, with hopefully a good balance of indulgent goodness and wholesome goodness, too! I’ll report back on this one, I’m sure.