Need to get this off my chest but in about 9 weeks I will be running the NYC MARATHON! I can’t believe how little time there is left and how fast its all going. I could not be more excited for the rest of my training and for November, but this is seriously making me want to bite all my nails off due to my nervousness… 66 days?!!
As we get closer to marathon day, I’ve been extra careful about what foods I’m putting in my body. Nothing fried or processed, whole grains only, and a healthy mix of carbs, protein, and healthy fats. I’ve also upped my salad quota and have really cut back on sweets. I have a deadly sweet tooth so this has been the hardest part, but I found that a few graham crackers or some Talenti sorbet are satisfying my cravings as much as chocolate did.
Now, I’m not totally depriving myself but I’m being smarter. If I want a slice of pizza, then the rest of the day I am eating extra smart and healthy because I know I’ll be eating the pizza (which I LOVE for nights before a long run). Also, with all the running and cross-training, its not the calories I’m so concerned with as the quality. I’m eating REAL food and eating clean, and feeling SO much better inside and out (i.e. my skin has been wayyy better since dedicating myself to this)!
Another point on clean eating, really read the ingredients in the food you eat. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it. If there’s more ingredients listed than words in that Game of Thrones book you are reading, don’t eat it. An example is the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks, which just made its comeback (way before fall, I might add. But I digress..). I hate to ruin it for you but this drink is FILLED with sugar and artificial/harmful things, but if you are like me you still want to drink this deliciousness. Anything can be made with real ingredients, so here’s the healthy way to make your own PSL..
I AM FUNNY RUNNING SHIRTS REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Disclaimer: I received this shirt free of charge. All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I really, really love this shirt.
One thing you may know about me is that I pretty much wear exclusively workout gear and have more running shoes than all my other shoes combined. My regular people clothing is lacking in comparison, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. So cue my new absolute favorite running shirt made by I Am brand (I Am Funny Shirts).
Not only is this shirt a perfect ode to one of my favorite movies, Pitch Perfect, but it could not be more appropriate for someone who is training for a marathon. I mean really, PLEASE put be down for cardio.. I’m addicted
Some great features of this shirt (and all shirts by this brand):
-Made of a tri-blend fabric of 50% cotton, 25% polyester, and 25% rayon. Its truly the softest running shirt I own, I could wear it all day long and sleep in it. SO comfortable.
-The ink is dyed into the fabric (instead of on top), so it doesn’t feel like a giant, stiff sticker on your chest like other printed shirts can. It is one with the shirt due to their unique hand-printing process. They also hold up in the wash amazingly (didn’t shrink or get stiff!).
-Comes in variety of styles (racerback, t-shirt, etc) and colors.
-There are SO many varieties to chose from, and all of the running shirts are hysterical. You really can’t go wrong.
-They are printed in the USA.
I have worn this shirt just around, during crosstraining like cycling and lifting, and also on several runs (short and medium length runs). Don’t worry I’ve washed it in between wears, I promise It is amazing to work out in and doesn’t hold in sweat that weighs you down like other shirts. The tri-blend is great at doing this but maintaining the softness of the material, which I really love. So feel free to sweat it up in this top! I wore it recently on a 85 degree run at the beach with NO shade, and it was amazing.
I also love the length of the racerback top. Its not too short or long, its actually just perfect and the length that I love. I really hate short shirts for working out, and I am super thrilled with the length of this.
**I have hopefully shown you how much I love this shirt, so here’s a surprise for all my readers. I Am Funny Shirts is offering all readers a 20% discount with the coupon code: RUNLIKEAGIRL (note: spelled with an “i”). ***