As I blogged this morning, my goal was to do a short stair climb after work today, as cross-training. Well, the day started off well. After my run I made a "Red Monster"for breakfast.
So a red monster has 3 tomatoes, 2 carrots, a stick of celery, a handful of spinach, a third of a raw beetroot and a chunk of fresh ginger. Frullee' and you have a glass of joy. I think I got the proportions a bit muddled in my enthusiasm this morning, and I ended up with a very thick concoction that I had to eat with a spoon!
Still, it was very good, and I will try changing the portion sizes next time. Given my terrrible food day yesterday, I was organized, and made my lunch. A big salad, and a protein sandwich with cheese. So, since moving to the US, I discovered a most wonderous thing - Ezekiel 4:9. In fact, I call it holy bread, even though it's not really bread.
So this is flourless bread, and because it is made from spelt, barley, millet, lentils etc., it is pure protein. I toasted 2 slices with a slice of cheese and had that with my salad. It was the perfect lunch. In fact I also had some for dinner with soup. You will find it in the freezer at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.
The stair climb was not exceptional. I only did 60 flights of stairs in 20 minutes (walking, not running), and I did some strength training for another 20 or so minutes. Then I tackled that which I most resist: abdominals. Nothing fancy, just a few planks and bicycles which I don't dislike. Tomorrow is a 3 mile run before work - I think I will go back to my usual green monster for breakfast though!