Protein milkshakes and running

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Two different things I wanted to write down (I feel like I'm not writing my blog as often as I should and even want to, but sometimes it feels so hard to put emotions in words, especially if they are not in your own language), because they feel like an important steps.

1. Protein milkshakes are awesome. I don't buy my own protein powder, I am not really happy about idea of supplements, mostly because I can quite easily eat enough protein every day, so I never make protein smoothies, cocktails or milkshakes that lots of Spark members talk about. Yesterday though the train was delayed and I had 15 minutes to spend so I went into a small store next to the train station to buy some kind of snack for the day. The healthy choices were very limited and then I saw a few bottles of various protein milkshakes and one of them caught my eye. It's a strawberry light milkshake, 250ml contain 25 grams of protein and 130 calories (I usually keep my snack/2nd breakfast under 150 calories). So I bought it, and because it also contains fat and combination of protein and fat are really fulling, I felt really good, usually I start to feel hungry 30 minutes before lunchtime, but not yesterday. So I bought another bottle today - the same, I don't feel hungry before lunch. What is also great is that I can add it to my tea (yes, I love tea and milk), I tried it today, tastes really good. So, I see more protein milkshakes in my future. The only thing I don't like about this one are sweeteners, I'm gonna try to find one without those.

2) Running yesterday was a blast. I felt kind of tired and at the beginning I was not really feeling it, I had no issues with breathing or anything, but my pace was a bit slower and I was feeling like it's getting harder with every step, so when my 20 minutes were over I was relieved. But then something happened, I guess my body was releasing endorphins, but suddenly I felt this rush of strength and a desire to run more, so I ran for ten more minutes! emoticon And the only reason why I did stop was because I didn't want to overdo it and make my legs hurt too much, but I seriously felt like I could run forever, it's like you can't really feel your legs or your body and all you can think of is "one step in front of the other". I have had this feeling before but yesterday it made me feel so good. I was so happy to go home, because the first part of the workout was already forgotten. I love running, I really do.

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    You are doing so well! Thanks for sharing what you are discovering.

    2720 days ago
    First of all, let me tell you that your English is better than some native speakers. I am shocked by how poorly some people use their own language. If you are teaching yourself, keep at it! You are doing a great job. How did you start? I'd love to learn Spanish, but don't know where to begin.

    I hope some day that I get the runner's high that you experienced. I am working on a Couch to 5k program and have yet to feel the endorphins kick in. The longest I've run without stopping at all is 20 minutes. Maybe when my endurance is better, I'll feel it too!!

    Keep up all your good work.
    2738 days ago
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