So I wanted to share with you three of my recent food finds!
1. Recently I told you I was into Kombucha, a fermented sweet tea. I like that its sort of bubbly like soda but, unlike soda, its healthy! I went on a mission to try out different brands and flavors to see what my favorite was! After trying out a bunch I decided that my favorite is Synergy, specifically the Trilogy flavor. Its got a nice flavor but isn’t too tart. Plus its only about 70 calories a bottle. If you have this near you, try it out!
2. The next thing I discovered recently was lentil crackers with sea salt. I’m a sucker for sea salt in general and I was in the mood for hummus the other day when I saw these. I thought they’d be great with hummus (and I was right!). Luckily for anyone who can’t eat gluten, these are gluten free! I usually only have lentil soup so I was surprised to see this product. Its a nice change from the veggies or pita bread I usually eat with hummus.
3. The last thing I found in the deli the other day was a new flavor of Luna bar: Chocolate Dipped Coconut. It is SO good and totally worth a try. I love Luna bars anyway but this flavor is right up my alley. Its chocolately enough to ease my constant chocolate cravings but as usual with Luna bars the ingredients are healthy! Luckily with Luna bars theres so many flavors so I always have new ones to try. But this one is a keeper.
In addition to my new food finds, I also have been on the lookout for some new core workouts because mine is so weak. Its actually gotten worse since I stopped running for the last few weeks, just goes to show you how fast you loose conditioning. I also found out when my PT assessed me all about my weak glutes and core so I figure its somehow related to my injuries.
So at PT right now I do single leg lifts in a few different directions and lots of squats, both of which incorporate balance. I also found some good exercises randomly the other day on Runner’s World. If you click here, watch the video called Get in the Balance (trail tough) for some good core workouts. You can do them with or without the small stability ball. I don’t have one so I do them without it.
I know this post is a little random so I’m not going to stop with the randomness now! I got my new Self magazine in the mail the other day and flipped through it. They have a segment on female Olympians which I LOVE. Its great when magazines feature real, strong women who girls can and should aspire to.
They had a section on Shalane Flanagan, who will be running 26.2 in London this summer. That will be her third marathon EVER. Seriously. That’s insane! She gave some great advice, specifically to grad a running partner to stay accountable for your workouts! I think that’s a great idea, which is why I’m trying to convince myself to finally go and join a running group.
Self Magazine had Shalane fill in the following sentence: “When I run, I feel…“. She answered it with “at peace”. For me, when I run, I feel strong.
What are some random food finds you’ve had lately?
How often do you do core workouts?
Complete this statement: “When I run, I feel….”