Somewhere along the line, split peas (a legume) got pushed to the side in favour of the nutritionally inferior regular green pea.
In just 100 grams of uncooked split peas (3/4 cup):
- * 23 grams protein
- * 17 grams fibre
- * 1.5 grams fat
I told you split peas were amazing, didn’t I?
For lunch, I decided to make a Split Pea and Salmon Vegetable Mix:
- 1 cup cooked organic split green peas
- 1 1/4 cup frozen veggies, cooked
- 1/2 cup salmon (shown below)
- Kraft Light Balsamic dressing
- Black pepper
This was such a filling lunch! It lasted me a good 4 hours before I needed a late afternoon snack.
I had a Whole Grain Wrap with it:
And a side of Leah’s beautiful Wedding Shower Thank you’s + Cal/Mag & Vit D:
The split peas were cooked just enough (on low for 30 mins) so that they were still crunchy. This lunch was so chewy with many wonderful textures.
From above with a Yogi Echinacea tea:
Knee Sleeves: Day 2
Today’s workout was quite challenging once again! I wore my knee sleeves and I found my legs were pretty tired because the sleeves are pushing down onto my calves because the sleeves are so snug. I think they stretched a bit since yesterday though, so they weren’t quite as tight today, but still tight enough to make my legs feel tired.
The good news is my knees don’t hurt- not one bit! I am hoping that my sleeves will stretch a bit more and then they will be perfect. If not, I will have to exchange them for a larger size. I am just worried if I get a bigger size it won’t give my knees as much support.
As per my 10k training plan for the race May 9th:
|DATE||START OF WEEK:||GOAL BY WEEK’s END|
|Week of April 20th:||Starting speed: 4.9mph; total distance: 2 miles (3.22k)||Speed: 5.2mph; total distance: 3 miles (4.82k)|
|Week of April 27th||Starting speed: 5.2mph; total distance: 3.2 miles (5.14k)||Speed: 5.5mph; total distance: 4.5 miles (7.24k)|
|Week of May 4th||Starting speed: 5.6 mph; total distance: 4.7 miles (7.56k)||Speed: 6.0; total distance: 6.2 miles (10k)|
I ran 2 miles today at speed 4.9 mph and incline 7%.
- Duration: 51 mins (including resistance exercises and stretching)
- Walk/run intervals (Walk = 4.1 mph; Run = 4.9 mph) I ran a total of 2 miles and walked 1.25 miles all at incline 7%.
- Max heart rate: 165 bpm
- Avg heart rate: 141 bpm
- Feel the burn: 387 kcals
I did 2 downward dogs (1 min each) as well as 2 advanced side planks (see Run page). Each day, I am feeling stronger and stronger when I run. It is such a great feeling! I can see myself running a 10K and I am getting really excited. 18 days! :)
If anyone else is running the Mississauga 10K please give me a shout and maybe we can meet up before the race.
Today I put up these inspirational posters in front of my treadmill. It helps when I want to give up!
I am super excited to start raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society!
If any of you have any special abilities, clothing, jewelry, books, and the like please start thinking about what you would like to donate for the OSG Auction! Maybe you just want to do some spring cleaning and share some items you no longer use. I know we all have them lying around!
Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you would like to auction off! It can be baked goods, or non-edible goods- the sky is the limit!
I forgot to post today’s BBBC this morning- how dare I?? :) Follow the link to see what today’s challenge is!
Have a great night! :D