Last night has to have been one of the worst nights of sleep in a long time (only comparable to a week during the summer where I would wake up after 4 hours and be unable to fall asleep until another 2 hours had passed). I woke up numerous times and no matter what I did, I could not fall back to sleep quickly or stay asleep for over an hour–sometimes I thought I was hungry so I drank water and tried to go to sleep only to lie there because I was hungry. I was afraid to eat because last time I was up in the middle of the night before my long run, I felt extremely sick during the run.
Surprisingly, once I woke up (at my usual time) I was pretty alert. I ate a bowl of puffed millet with milk and coffee. Then I put on my new base layers (and an outer layer) and went outside for my first 13.1 mile run!
I am very proud of this accomplishment: to go from thinking a 5K was torture/too long to running a half-marathon! Anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
When I got back, I could not wait to shower (and eat)! I was glad I had made a little something in the fridge.
Serves 1 (340 calories)
- 1 serving soft silken tofu, mashed
- 1/4 cup black rice (brown can be substituted), cooked according to package directions
- 1/2 very ripe banana, mashed
- 2 Tbsp. raisins
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Once the rice is cooked, add a couple tablespoons of hot water.
- Stir in the raisins and let sit in the fridge until the water is absorbed and the raisins are plump.
- Fold in the remaining ingredients and chill for at least an hour before serving.
After practically inhaling this, I went to do laundry and boy were those stairs a challenge for my feet after the run…tennis ball time!
What achievement are you most proud of this week?
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