This recovery thing is killing me.Â Iâ€™m not feeling that I need to recover. Pundits warn against those very feelings, advising on the resistance of all urges to get back out there and run to early.Â Shane isnâ€™t helping since heâ€™s still on 4 AM work out mode.Â Good thing itâ€™s been wet and raining, the type of weather you dread when you HAVE to get those miles in.Â In spite of the cold temperatures and wet weather, my legs are screaming to break into run mode when walking with Shane.Â
To channel that excess energy, I get up early, when the whiny dog calls,
Yesterday I got on the elliptical, did some yogic stretching and walked 3 miles with Shane.Â The stretching didnâ€™t go so well. Iâ€™m usually very flexible but couldnâ€™t manage to bring my feet together in Baddha Konasana.
Today was just a 4 mile walk with Shane, no yoga even though it was probably better for me than the walk.Â Our walking pace was actually 1 minute faster than before the marathon. Iâ€™m on the mend!
Mydiet has gone back to being boring.Â Major self control is in order because Iâ€™m craving carbohydrates like crazy.Â I love to eat.Â Running gives me a wonderful excuse to eat.Â
I stay away from dessertsÂ and most sweets even when training for a race because the sugar only makes me crave more sugar.Â How do I satisfy those sweet cravings?Â Fruits (apple, orange, or banana in the morning) and dried fruits such as raisins and dried cranberries.Â The dried fruits with a few nuts are added to my snack of plain yogurt in the morning and afternoon.Â Â Cheat day is Friday when we go out to eat.Â If the restaurant of choice doesnâ€™t have great bread, I feel completely ripped off.Â LOVE BREAD!
Speaking of breadâ€¦.
CORNBREAD.. in a muffin.
A classic cornbread muffin modified.Â Easy to make for a nice accompaniment to a weeknight meal.
Makes 8 medium sized muffins
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3 rounded TBS granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup 2 % milk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 large whole egg
- 1/2 cup Italian Blend Shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 425 F.Â Spray muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix the flours, sugar, salt and baking powder. Make a well in the middle.
Add to the well, the milk, oil, and egg. Mix until incorporated using a fork or spoon. Do not use an electric mixer.Â Mix in the cheese.
These are super to put along side a big bowl of piping hot chili or soup.Â The cool weather is here!
Do you have a favorite bread? Bagels? Pita Pockets? Flat Bread?â€¦.Whatâ€™s your bread?!Â Â Â Lori: I KNOW your favorite (and those bagels make me drool!).Â Monet makes eye popping homemade breadÂ to die for.