Friday, February 5, 2010

Hoping for a Good Weekend

I'm getting so excited for my race this weekend.  My foot is feeling fantastic, my hip is feeling quite good and the weather is expected to be sunny.  And ... to top it all off it's on my absolute FAVOURITE running trail!  The footing is fantastic and it's so serene.  This is by far my favourite place to run.  I will try to remember my camera so I can take some pics to share.  Here's a few from last years series, which was VERY cold.

Eating was OK today.  I had a frozen meal left in the freezer at work so decided to have that instead of something made at home. 

Breakfast - Oatmeal with Nutracleanse (see review below), Kraft unsweetened unsalted peanut butter and Kashi Go Lean Crunch

Lunch - President's Choice Spinach & Cannelloni, pear & 1/2 banana **

Dinner - Vegetable soup & grilled cheese

Dessert - 1% milk and 3 Peak Freans Lifestyle Vanilla Bean Latte cookies.

** Random thoughts here .... today I had 1/2 banana at lunch.  For most of you this may not be significant, but for me it was.  I see people eat half a banana all the time and I often wonder "What do you do with the other half?".  Seriously, doesn't it go mushy?  or brown??  I either eat the whole banana or throw the other half away (as I did today because half of it was bruised and I do NOT eat bruised bananas).  Yeah, random .. whatever!

A while ago I received some sample packs of this product called Nutracleanse.  I've been using it off and on for a while and thought I'd write up a little review.  This is made by a locally owned company so if you don't live in BC you may never have encountered it.  But if you ever do see it (locations)... you should try it!

It seems to be touted as a product for the relief of constipation, and even a bit for weight loss.  Neither of those reasons are why I personally use it.  It's got ground flax and ground psyllium in it, which we all know is good for us.  But really ... it tastes good and adds a little texture!

I love to have it sprinkled on yogurt and lately I've been mixing it with my morning oatmeal.

And ... while it is recommended for constipation I can assure you that it does help things get moving, but it doesn't keep it moving beyond what is necessary (unlike alot of more commonly known laxatives).  It does it's job and life goes on as normal. 

If everyone could keep their fingers crossed for me this weekend that would be great.  This is a race I'm hoping to do really well in and my son has an important game this weekend too.

Hope everyone is having a great day - and have a great weekend too!!!!!


Alicia said...

Good luck at your race! Crossing my fingers that you'll have good weather. :)

Tricia said...

Yippeee for pain free running. Have fun this weekend!

ajh said...

I'm very excited for my race too. I'm on my way soon. Hope we both have great ones!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

Good luck at your race this weekend!

Angela said...

Good question about the banana--let me know if you figure it out b/c I have the same problem. Good luck in your race!

Tamara said...

I hope you have an amazing race tomorrow!

I throw banana halves in a freezer bag, squeeze the air out and, well, freeze it. They keep well in the freezer for quite a while and I use them in smoothies. Bruises are whatevs on a frozen banana that's just going to get whizzed up anyway. :)

Tamara said...

PS: peel em first

Marcelle said...

have been off the internet for what feels like ages....trying to catch up tonight.

Good luck with the run - cant wait to see your pics....make sure there are some of you in as well...plodding away!!!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

the other half of a banana? heck, I eat the whole thing! Never have that problem :)

Syl said...

I'm so sorry I missed this post, can't wait for the race recap!