Not to brag, but I seriously have some of the cutest running partners. Ever! I love that if I want alone time when running, I get it. But what I love even more is when my kids say that they want to go running with me, or my husband, or even my four legged fur-babies!
I've really gotten into this first-thing-you-do-when-you-wake-up-in-the-morning ACV cocktail! First, ACV = Apple cider vinegar. ACV is touted to help support immune function, promote clearer skin, lower blood sugar levels, potentially help with weight loss, help lower cholesterol levels, level the pH in our bodies and help expel free radicals.
Many recipes I have found add a little bit of vinegar to a big glass of water. Vinegar is strong- why take a chance in not drinking it all because the drink is too big and the taste is too strong?
For me, I like a simple concoction of 1 tsp organic ACV, 1 tsp organic agave syrup, 1 tsp of lemon juice and about 3 oz. of filtered water.
Mix with a spoon and shoot it! It's going to taste like vinegar, so don't be alarmed when if it overpowers you. Quick, get some more plain water! And that's it! For all the benefits that are associated with ingesting ACV, this is really a minor issue. And to be honest, I started liking the taste of it after just a few days - LOL!
Ok, so I was thinking... Planning out my 5.0 mile run tonight... Thinking that it won't take me long, it's only 5 miles. And then - BAM! it hit me!!! That's five miles, that's like one and a half 5Ks!! (And in the beginning, I struggled with 5ks - no joke!) And here I am acting like its no big deal and that I can do that easily! If that had been me a year or two ago, I would've been worrying about "that's so far!" or "how am I going to get through this?" Instead, I am super-proud of how far I've come and that I'm not intimidated by longer runs anymore! Woot woot! Hells yeah, baby!!! Sorry, I am so proud that I just had to share!
DISLCAIMER: Any posts related to health and fitness are simply commentary and ideas. I am not a doctor or expert. What I've posted here are things that I've found to work for me. However, I will always urge you to consult your medical professional before starting or changing any exercise or diet routine.