Ship’s Log–March 14th


The training plan I’m following called for a slow 2 mile run today. Running such a short distance at such a slow pace was a mental and emotional challenge. I felt like I was slacking off the entire short run. I saw another runner while I was out there, and I was embarrassed to be seen plodding along like a snail. I like to push myself so much harder than that…but then I guess that’s why I’ve always got pain and minor injury bothering me in one way or another.

I’ll have to get used to it, though, since this plan includes a fair number of slow, plodding runs, just like today’s. I hope this really does help me to become faster overall. This year is going to be the year I slay my Great White 2-Hour Whale, I just know it.


  • Morning: March Full Body Challenge Day 14 (10 push ups/10 sit ups/10 squats)
  • Training Run: 2.18 miles at a really slow pace


  • Small smoothie: banana, frozen mango, red leaf lettuce, romaine, kale, flax and chia seed, mango soy yogurt, a little cinnamon, and water
  • Broiled grapefruit half with strawberry
  • Slice of soda bread with almond butter
  • Coffee


  • Whole wheat wrap with red pepper hummus, avocado, tomato, red onion, spinach, and sriracha
  • Iced coffee with vanilla stevia and almond milk
  • Piece of 80% dark chocolate

Afternoon Snack:

  • Cold brew New Orleans style coffee with soy milk
  • Cranberry and chocolate chip granola bar
  • Wasa crackers with hummus and almond cheese


  • Whole wheat spaghetti with marinara and handmade vegan meatballs
  • Glass of white wine
  • Deep fried chocolate and cheese ravioli (the other batch of ravioli Thing 1 had brought home)

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