Running week 3

Drizzly morning again today, so I put off my planned C25K for a little while and made up breakfast instead.

Coconut flour waffles. Note, this is just my regular protein waffles with coconut flour subbing for oats.

I wish they weren’t so fragile.  They are hard to get out of the waffle iron, which is why they are folded up.  Tasty, though!

After the rained cleared out, I took a break from work, grabbed a protein drink and headed out to the track for C25K.  I thought it would be a swamp, but it wasn’t that wet.

Yay!

Week 3 consists of the warm up, then 90 second jog/90 second walk, then 3 minute jog/3 minute walk.  Then repeat.  This seemed much shorter, even though the total minutes of running was the same as last week.  Go figure.

Came back for some lunch.  Egg salad!  It was a little weird to eat egg salad without any bread or crackers.

Jody asked if I was feeling any different after a week of no grains.  I can answer a definite yes right now.  It hasn’t been too terribly difficult either, which I thought it might be. No cravings for anything sweet or other bread stuff.

At all.

Zero.

And there is chocolate in the house. It’s so weird.  I do crave nuts, though, and have to be careful not to crack out on them. I will also nibble on potato chips if they are in the house (which they are now).

I do still have some sweet things, one being the dried pineapple, which I had today.

I love the dried pineapple.  It tastes good and has such a nice texture to it. It goes surprisingly well with a latte (which is unsweetened).

Yesterday was sweet quinoa for breakfast.  Today I used up the rest of the cooked quinoa for a savory dinner. I sauteed some broccoli, then threw in the quinoa with some feta cheese and a few splashes of soy sauce.

Not bad for a throw together meal and surprisingly filling.  A little high on sodium, though.  More than I usually have.

After finishing up work, John and I pedaled up the street for a little coffee!

This cafe closes at 8 pm, so it’s always an early night there.

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24 thoughts on “Running week 3

  1. debby

    Very interesting on the no sweets cravings. And you certainly don’t seem to be suffering for great choices of food to eat. Your meals look delish. I love that dried pineapple. Might have to indulge in that soon.
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  2. Shelley B

    Dare I say it? Sounds like running is working for you! 🙂

    You are making me want to get some dried fruit – I had some dried papaya a (long) while ago and really liked it – don’t know why I never replenished my supply. May have to remedy that.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Ankle, Schmankle

    1. Lori Post author

      Well, it’s early in the training. I will have to see how my thigh does with longer run periods. That’s really what I am waiting to see about.

  3. Alison

    So great to see you running again! I wish I could tackle 3 minute runs. *green with envy*

    Besides the sugar cravings being gone, are you noticing any other benefits from the no grains??
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    1. Lori Post author

      No – I don’t know as there are other benefits to no grains really. However, the no cravings thing sure is nice!

  4. Amy

    Glad your running is going well!
    I have to be careful with dried fruit – it is very easy for me to overeat on that! I stick to dates, they are so sweet it is easy to stick to just one.
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  5. Jody - Fit at 53

    Lori, interesting how you are feeling & no cravings for bread or sweets! Not sure that would happen to me but I love that you are doing so well! Clothes fitting any looser yet? That may come at week 3 but thought I would ask…

    Congrats on the running! I hope you keep feeling good.

    I do like dried pineapple but have not had in year. I have to be careful with that dried fruit stuff! 😉 Like Diane, even after all these years, I still ave cravings for the things I would love to eat every day all day! 🙂
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Awesome Arms & Other Exercise Tips

  6. Leah

    I am catching up on your blog and wondering why I don’t check in with you daily…maybe once kids go back to school. LOL I love reading your blog – your honesty, your humor, your health journey – it’s all enjoyable and inspiring.

    So, we are on the same week of C25K. Whee!! I thought the same thing about it going faster with these intervals this week. Cool for us.

    Well, I’ll try and catch up with you more often. In the meantime, glad to hear things are going well.
    Leah´s last blog post ..Putting Goals Into Action

  7. Helen

    You seem to be enjoying your C25K which is a nice thing. I’ve been craving egg salad recently and seeing your photo has convinced me I should make some! Honestly, one of my favorite ways to eat egg salad is on butter lettuce with a bit of cottage cheese on the side. Almost a throwback to the 1960s “diet plate!”
    Helen´s last blog post ..Dry As a Bone: A Midweek Mix

  8. Kimberley

    Great job on the running and the grain free!!! You are really rocking your challenge.

    I am going to finish off my dried pineapple as soon as I hit Submit Comment…

    I am going to Niagara Falls today…I will wave to you!

    Have a fantastic day!
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