So, I should recap from where I left off at the beginning of October. First, I switched jobs, yeah me! Less stress a definite bonus! I ran the Detroit Marathon. I could of had a new PR but decided to take two bathroom breaks, it cost me an extra 3 minutes. I am fine with that. I am coaching as well, which I love. OH!! How could I forget, a week after Detroit I ran the Kona Wicked Halloween 10k and PR'd! Couldn't believe it.... but I just ran that same course again for the Kona Chocolate 10k and was 30 seconds slower... so I was tired! The chocolate chip marshmallow in the hot chocolate (courtesy of Panera Bread!) was worth it! Well only had a couple sips, it bothered my stomach. It's all ok though!
Ok -what else from there? Boston is on the books and maybe the Nike Women's Half Marathon a week after that (crazy - I know). I also just signed up for Muncie Half Ironman in July. After that I may calm it down a bit. I may just focus on half marathons for a while. I am coaching the Commitment Day Run at Life Time - what a great group!! I look forward to training with them 3 days a week!
Runner portion is out of the way!
On to Paleo AIP!
I have still not gone full blown AIP - since May for a month. I did have that good solid month and my face cleared up finally.... then it went down hill and I completely immersed myself in nut butters until this week. My chin has gotten so bad that I cannot stand it anymore. D says my skin has always been bad and that my "diet" is not helping it and if I just went back to eating grains... I am sure he is joking.
What do I consume that I shouldn't be, at least for a while?
Nut Butters - think I am better with peanut butters (not paleo...) than almond butter
Coffee - thought I think I am okay with this one
Spices - I am not so strict about this one and should be
Soy - it sneaks in every now and then
Dairy - by means of butter when we eat out
Gluten - when we eat out or a don't check a label carefully enough
I am currently re-evaluating all my protocols right down to supplements and I think that since I have taken on some Whey Protein it is what has caused my most recent really bad acne breakouts. ARG!! I am anxiously awaiting The Paleo Mom's new book - The Autoimmune Approach coming out end of December!!
Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I think the most thing I ate was Turkey! Like 5 pounds of Turkey!! I feel like a stuffed turkey today. I was actually surprised I was even hungry today!
But, it was a really great day with family. I got to my dad's house early to help him and of course harass each other like we normally do, too fun! Really, how can this picture not scream fun?!