After a late night out with co-workers (which may have involved a couple of drinks) I was pleasantly surprised how eager my body was able to get up this morning. I may not have exactly bounded out the door for my run (I really need to stop checking my e-mail before I run, its turning into a bad habit!) but I still was able to keep up with my previous wonderful stats for this run.
I ran 5 miles in 45:06, averaging just around 9 minute miles and I felt fabulous! My First mile was even paced at 8:43!
I had a lot of questions in my comments regarding my Garmin. I have the Garmin Forerunner 305 and before that had no form of HRM at all. It’s GPS enabled, so its able to track my distance and pace. If you have a Garmin and are looking to join to auto lap club its pretty simple Just go to Training > Training Options > Auto Lap : Distance 1.0.
Breakfast was a yummy bowl of Cereal Granola, Berries and Yogurt.
I had 1/2 cup of Kashi blueberry Oat Clusters, 1/2 cup of Nature Path’s Pumpkin Granola, Strawberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, and Non-Fat Vanilla Yogurt. Yum!
Last night at dinner my co-workers were discussing my Vegetarian Status. Though I do eat meat as you have seen featured several times on my blog, its not always my go-to meal at restaurants. A pre-menu was set in place for the group where Chicken and Steak was ordered for everyone, but I had to step up and make a special request for Shrimp as I was not feeling the Chicken and Steak at the moment.
I get questions all the time whether I am a vegetarian or not as it seems anytime you make a request for Tofu or Vegetables or Shrimp instead of the chicken, that’s what people automatically assume. I hate the label of vegetarian and would not want to be labeled as something that would restrict what I eat as I am such a foodie who has to try everything.
I respect those willing to go vegetarian, but I know it is not something that would be right for me. That being said there was an interesting article in Self last month about Vegetarians. It breaks down why going vegetarian is good for you, the myths and why it might not be a fit for you.
In the article there is also a break down of the different types of vegetarians out there. I found this part particularly interesting when I came across the term Flexitarian with a desription of a mostly lacto-ovo vegetarian diet with meat, poultry or fish now and then.
So if you’re going to label me, label me a Flexitarian. I enjoy my veggies, but on occasion still enjoy some meat and chicken.
What are you? An all out carnivore? A Vegetarian? A Vegan? or a Flexitarian like me?