In the first year that I started my health journey, I admit I did not change my eating at all. I was fine with that because my body continued to improve with just exercising. Then in the 2nd year I noticed that the results were slowing and I knew I wouldn’t get any further unless I changed the way I ate. So now I’ve tried a million diets (no weird fad diets though) and I feel more frustrated and overwhelmed than when I started.
I am already registered for a few spring races, and YIKES my first batch of 5k’s are barely 5 weeks away. I know I can slog my way through a 5K if I need to. The question is, should I choose a deliberate plan that will help me improve my 5k time, or do I just jump into a proper half marathon plan?
I need to start training NOW, yet I’m not sure what training program to use. For my very first 5K, I had never done any running before and I used Couch to 5K. Then I used Jeff Galloway’s training for my half marathon, using a 2:30 to 1 run/walk ratio. It was great. However I refused to slow down my pace for my “long run” days, which came to bite me in the end. (My “long run” pace was over 15 mins per mile, which is practically walking!) I ended up with a knee issue 6 weeks before my race date, and during the race I had to do a 2 min walk/1 min run. I’m pretty sure the speedy long runs, especially when I was running so little during the week, were the culprit of my knee injury.
For my first review, I’ve got a relatively new product, a mascara from Lush called Eyes Right. Lush is not exactly an organic/green/clean company, but they are less chemically than the standards out there. You may see a lot of Lush reviews from me because they were my first intro into sorta-natural products and I love the way they smell. They don’t use the words “natural” to describe their products because they know that word can mean anything. Plus, their products do contain some of the ingredients that are considered toxic in the “clean makeup” world. As I’ll explore with my reviews, there are many different levels of going green so everyone can decide for themselves how far to go.
Keep reading for my review of this mascara
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