Races

I am signing up for the following:

  • Olympic Dream, 21 November 2010 (5K)
  • City 2 Bay, 9 January 2011 (10K)
  • Princes Park, 24 April 2011 (15K)
  • MS Fun Run, 6 June 2011 (10K)

Because I have never raced before and I think they will be ideal training for:

  • Run Melbourne, 17 July 2011 (Half-marathon)

I know July seems a long way off, but I will train for a 5K, then 10K, before I start training for the half. I am researching training plans now, and they will definitely get posted on here! How do you create training plans? Do you use existing plans as a starting point? (Note: all the races mentioned have other distances offered, I just wrote the distance I will be signing up for).

Dinner last night was a simple pasta dish that my boyfriend loves. I had a smaller serving, and had veggies on the side.

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What’s your favourite quick and easy meal to cook for dinner?

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Hello, blog world!

I’m Jess, nice to meet you! I’ve been a reader of healthy living blogs for a few months now, and I’m finally creating my own. I’m starting this blog to improve my eating habits and learn more about food and cooking. My diet has always been relatively healthy but since moving out of home it has definitely deteriorated. This change has not made a huge impact on the number on the scale (possibly because I still regularly exercise), but my body is telling me to improve my diet! Check out my about page if you want to know more, and don’t hesitate to introduce yourself!

Onto the food… I had toast with peanut butter for breakfast, I know it didn’t sustain me for very long because mid-morning I was already chopping up some fruit.

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At lunch time, my boyfriend and I were still wandering around our local shops. We decided to hit the food court for lunch, this is usually when calorie-dense foods go into my belly. Not today! There weren’t actually a lot of healthy options- most of the salads I saw were very boring (e.g. a whole bowl of lettuce with half a tomato on top). I got a grilled chicken salad which was nutritious and yummy.

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Snack time again. I had the rest of my nudie juice (fruit juice only- none of the unwanted additives or flavours) and a few pieces of chocolate. A question for you foodies: Does this pass as ‘healthy’ chocolate? I don’t like dark chocolate, so I have been avoiding chocolate for the past couple of weeks but today I found this. Chocolate is definitely my weakness, so I checked the ingredients and there is none of the nasty stuff, plus it’s organic. Everything in moderation, I say.

What is your favourite ‘naughty’ food and how often do you eat it?

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