My new Runners' World came in the mail today - always puts a smile on my face. Though I did read today on one of the Facebook running groups today that subscribing to Runners' World is lame. Whatever. I'm an information junkie and read it cover to cover. I've never really cared what other's think...I love it and will probably always be a subscriber; it makes my day when it comes in the mail.
I'm too tired to really think much so I thought I'd share this little bit of information from my new addition of Runners' World, entitled: InWithTheNew: Boost Nutrients and flavor with easy substitutions for your favorite foods. I thought it was kinda interesting. So here ya' go:
More Omega 3's; free of antibiotics, mercury, and PBC's.
Old: Peanut Butter
New: Almond Butter
Same amount of fat but twice the amount of monounsaturated fat, which helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Packs more bone-building minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus and more vitamin E.
Old: Brown Rice
No other grain has more protein (8 gm per cooked cup), hefty amount of carbs, more magnesium, folate, iron and fiber.
New: Soba Noodles
Has phytochemical rutin. Rutin halt the expansion body-fat cells and lower blood-fat levels, helping protect the heart. Also has a higher content of sodium so it's suggested to eat them after a sweaty, long run to replace electrolyte.
Lower in saturated fat and rich in protein, 5 oz has almost 1/3 of a runners' daily needs. Higher iron levels and higher iron produced more hemoglobin and hemoglobin carries oxygen to your muscles to help power your stride.
So there ya' go. I was talking to a runner friend today and was in awe over what they ate for dinner; we live in totally different nutrition worlds. They will not find this bit of information informative whatsoever. You know who you are; I won't name names. Me, on the other hand, was very excited about it. Especially the almond butter!
Got up early and did 45 minutes on my elliptical trainer. Okay, I hate the treadmill...I'd rather run outside in a blizzard...but sometimes necessity warrants the treadmill and I've succumbed to it many times this week. But the elliptical trainer, or 'et' as my daughter calls it...well, that's kinda okay. One nice thing was that I could surf the tv easier as I wasn't dying while running. What I found is that at 5:30 in the morning, there are 5 exercise related shows (none of which has more than 4% body fat - total) and this show my now 23-year old niece used to watch: Girls Gone Wild. Okay, my curiosity was peaked so I watched about 5 minutes. Um...wow. Devin used to like this show? It's about this big truck driving around, searching the entire U.S. for the wildest bar. AND....they were in IOWA CITY (I grew up in Iowa...we never has parties like this!!! Did we???) !! Anyway, not to be too graphic but I'm sure if you are of the male species, you'd love this show. Me, not so much. I ended up watching some real crime scene show; forensic science held a little more interest me than a bunch of college age kids drinking :). Met Rob for more weight training (my arms are going to look like ... I don't know....not my own, that's for sure) and treadmill sprints, which Rob had aptly named: SIC (Speed Interval Cardio). I still like the name treadmill sprints ... cuz yeah, that's what they are. Which reminds me of Elaine asking me about neural training. I googled that and think that these SIC's (aka: treadmill sprints) are similar: short burts of fast running. I'll have to dig deeper and find out.
2 miles run
Cross training: 1
Weights: 1, arms