Alright, Hungry Readers! It’s time to start week 11 of our Summertime Slim-down Boot Camp!
As I mentioned last week, there are no new workouts from this point forward. For the next four weeks we’re going to be switching it up and adding some pzazz by picking from any of the previous week’s workouts anytime a Hungry Runner Workout is scheduled on the calendar.
So the sweet potato black bean quesadilla is nothing new. I’ve made it before in the past and shared the recipe here with you all. I remember thinking it was such a genius combination of foods when I first stumbled across it. And that’s because it is.
I have done so much running this month. I randomly decided to run a half-marathon three weeks ago, and now I’m continuing to keep up with that level of training, because the weather is getting nice and nice why not just keep running, right? So, consequently I’ve been listening to a lot of music. Some really good music and some really bad music.
For example, Taylor Swift’s song, “22” is so bad. That is a bad, bad song. Some might say it is an insult to music. But for running (and also general dancing around like a 5-year-old) it’s perfect. The same goes for any song performed by pre-pubescent Disney Channel stars. So, so bad, but extra, ultra motivating while running. Why is that? Someone do an experiment and reveal these secrets of the brain to me.
This month (like many previous month’s playlists) my playlist is a varying potpourri of artists and genres. The top 12 songs I’ve been running to over the past 30 days range from obscure, failed Disney stars all the way to the great Led Zeppelin. Do with it what you will. Hopefully you’ll press play and have a great run!
I say this in the video, but this week don’t forget to go through four rounds of the workout in order to complete the whole thing.
This is our last new boot camp workout. Below you can find our May Workout Calendar, and you will see that after we finish week 10, anytime a “Hungry Runner Workout” is scheduled you’ll choose from any of the previous weeks workouts. Which workouts you choose to do is totally up to you, so you can pick your favorites and really have fun with the last four weeks. My only real rule is that you don’t repeat the same one for the entirety of the four weeks. I suggest picking a different one at least every week, if not more frequently.
Wednesday is the 1st of May, so it’s crunch time now! Keep checking in on Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter using the hashtag #HungryRunnerBootCamp so I can keep up with your progress.
What’s the deal with criticizing healthy eaters? Or anyone eating any type of food for that matter.
Last night I made a plate full of veggies and lentils for dinner. As I sat down to eat, my roommate came home and started to cook her own dinner, similar to mine, with lots of veggies. We were talking and she started telling me about how on Thursdays, when she has class from 6-9 PM, she usually eats her last meal of the day during class. She said, “Yesterday I was eating in class. I made some kind of vegetable dish, and the girl who sits next to me said, ‘Wow, it seems like you eat really healthy.'” My roommate continued on to say that she hadn’t been sure how to respond.
Now, I guess this girl’s comment was more of an observation than a criticism, but still, what would be an appropriate reaction? “Yes, I do. Why thank you,” might be an acceptable response, but I know when things like this are said to me (it happens on an almost daily basis since so many of my meals are eaten on-the-go), it’s sometimes hard to refrain from saying something more like, “Yeah, SO WHAT?!”
Katie is a New York City-based writer. She is a marathoner, former personal trainer and a lover of all things food and it's her goal to help you become educated about and fall in love with healthy living!