A Solid Week Running

My goal for this week was to get back into my daily run habit and I made it. I felt so good this evening I ran a full 4 miles as a storm rolled in, washing the hot day down in cool shadow.

I also returned to my healthy eating. I’ve managed to keep sugars and processed grains to a minimum this week. As a result, my muscles and joints feel strong, my running is faster and I feel great.

Instead of my afternoon iced mocha I’ve come to love, I swapped it out for iced coffee sweetened with honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and all spice. It’s refreshing and the honey doesn’t trigger my sugar addiction. I’ll show exactly how I make that drink in a future video soon.

Speaking of snacks, I’ve got another video up on my channel to answer one of the questions I’m most frequently asked… how do I resist snacking? Short answer, I don’t. I eat all the time. I just do a little planning ahead to make sure what I’m eating is good for me. You can see that video below.

My goals for this week are to continue with the daily run but to add the barefoot running back into it with just an extra mile a day on a treadmill. I plan to continue my healthy eating plan and try to get more sleep this week. Those are my plans for the coming week. What are yours?

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work is published in print and online publications, including “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4 and “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. Her novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® finalist. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. All her books are available on Amazon. Currently, she publishes Space and Time Magazine, a 52 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com.
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