"You learn something every day if you pay attention." Ray LeBlond
"The wisest mind has something yet to learn." George Santayana
First, thanks so much to momof3, Wendy and MCM Mama for presenting me with the You're going places baby award! You guys are awesome...if you haven't already, do go check out their blogs. I must now tell you where I think I will be in 10 years, and award 10 bloggers. I particularly like this award, because I truly believe that we have the power to create the life we want to live. Obviously, things we don't control can happen...but, then you have to chose how you will deal with it I guess.
In 10 years, I will be 61 years old and I will not be concerned with my age. I will be healthy and so will my wonderful family. I will be a marathoner and my husband and I will still be running and racing together, both on asphalt and on trails. My kids will be happily settled in their adult lives and I will be a very proud and involved grandmother. I will continue to love my career and will be working three days a week. I'll be a good cook :) ...and I'll be reading books and blogging. Finally, there will be a few unexpected awesome surprises in my life over the next few years.
Next on the menu (pun intended) I'll be talking about the food advice you all gave me and how I plan to use it.
1) I have decided to see a nutritionist. She is a nutritionist-dietitcian and most importantly, she runs half-marathons and marathons. Perfect. She was super nice on the phone and I will be meeting with her some time in late July (the actual date is not yet confirmed). She is part of a group and they are called Harmonie Santé. They have a website and we get our own password and we can then get extra information or ask questions. I'm very excited and I'll keep you posted!
2) I have located a farm that delivers a weekly box of organic vegetables at a location near us. I will be checking the logistics, there's an $18 registration fee - a $50 fee to support the organic farming and then a weekly $30 rate for the basket. I'll check this out and keep you posted!
3) I decided to check my recipe books and plan ahead. I wrote down the missing ingredients for a few new recipes I want to make this week and I went out and bought the ingredients. I made the Primavera Sauce yesterday and will be cooking Salmon with spinach and white wine sauce tonight. I've got three soups planned and I will be freezing some of each (for lunches). I'll let you know how I do with this too.
4) I've been checking books and websites. Here are a few that you've mentioned in my comments:
http://dailyburn.com/login (I've joined and I should be eating around 2200 calories per day)
Mark Bitton's book Food Matters was also mentioned
Vegweb.com was suggested
http://www.brendanbrazier.com/ of The Thrive Diet (great for making your own sports drinks or snacks)
http://www.trimarnie.blogspot.com/ was suggested (her blog is awesome)
Thanks so much everyone for your helpful feedback. There is so much to learn and as many of you have suggested, my goal is to find what works for me.
Finally, today was day 1 of our marathon training plan. We had a 10K LSD (long slow distance) to complete and I went a little too fast for my goal time. I figure that's normal, but I need to learn to slow it down, because much longer distances are in my future! I will be writing my weekly training plan on the sidebar (the running and other workouts will be included).
Hope everyone had a great weekend.