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Run Goals & Training Treats

November 30, 2016

Sometimes it's hard to get going.  Maybe you had poor sleep the night before, maybe a new Netflix series is calling your name, or maybe you're plain just not motivated.  For me, it's my twins.  They usually are the reason I can't get out the door in time, and before I know it, cancelled run plans turns into a snack and lounge fest.

 

Therefore, my run goal is now to get out and run--with someone.  I tend to run faster and longer with a buddy or group, and my running could use a little boost.  So there it is; announcing it on here will be the push; in the next month I must run with a friend or run group, and if that means plying the babies with snacks or hiring a sitter, so be it.

 

What's keeping you from your running goal or ideal running regime?  Maybe it's the shorter days, colder weather, or like me, runny-nosed twins.  Whatever it is, face that obstacle head-on and get outside or turn on that treadmill; we've got this!

 

I have a friend that runs a ton but always complains she then raids the kitchen and cancels out the calories she just burned.  I can relate; on run days I'm often hungrier!

For a healthy treat that will fill you up without feeling you out, try these favorites of mine to keep your noshing smart and beneficial.

 

 

 

Air-Popped Sorghum

 

 

 

Enjoy Life Trail Mix

 

 

 

Tiny Ducks Organic Dried Fruit

 

 

 

-OR-

Make your own!

 

Apricot Bites:

Yields 14 small treats

 

Ingredients:

1 cup dried apricots

1/2 cup almonds

1/4 cup gluten-free oats

2 tbsp maple syrup or honey

2 tbsp coconut oil softened

1 tsp cinnamon

sprinkle sea salt

 

Directions:

1.  Put ingredients in the food processor and pulsed until combined.

2.  Roll into little cookies and chill to firm slightly.  Enjoy!

 

 

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