Hey guys! I officially completed my first 5k and tested out some new fitness products that helped me when I trained for it. YAY! So since my first post I have been increasing my running distance little by little. Right now I can comfortably run almost 2.5 miles. Not bad for someone who has never run before! I followed the Couch-to-5k plan along with strength training at the gym coupled with a boot camp class I went to three days a week. It was pretty intense, but I was liking how it made me feel overall and it is also nice that my clothes were starting to fit much better!
So I decided to sign up for the Color Vibe 5k with some friends this coming September and of course I am nervous! I've never done distance running so it will be a bit of a challenge. I do go to the gym 4-5 days a week for 2 hours at a time and do good amounts of both cardio and weights, but I know it's going to take a little more hard work to get my body to actually run longer than it's used to. So right now I am making initial plans on how I will train myself to be ready for this race. I've already assured myself that my goal in this is not to be the fastest runner in the race or even try to be. My past cardiovascular medical history will definitely prevent me from doing that, but my main goal is to maintain a good running pace throughout the race with very little to no walking in between.
I am always in a search for great tasting foods that pack an all in one punch with the necessary vitamins and minerals for my daily intake. I guess you can say I get a little lazy (or busy!) eating tons of different fruits and veggies, so if there is a vitamin, seed, plant or anything containing all the good stuff my body needs each day, I am willing to try it! So while scouring my favorite health blogs I came across hemp hearts. I had no idea what hemp hearts were let alone heard of them, the first thoughts in my head were of marijuana, hemp cloth, or hemp bracelets. But nowadays many health food stores offer a variety of hemp products like hemp milk, hemp seed, hemp lotion, etc...should be good stuff, right?