Starting to use myfitnesspal (username is marathonkel if interested)
Last Week: Monday: 9, 3.52, 5.02, 13.1, 4.05 = 34.69. This week felt really good, legs are beat today - the trail half marathon killed my stabilizer muscles. However, I am trying to work more often on speed work….I want to beat my husband on my half or my mother to beat me on her full… but shhh don’t tell them, I don’t want them to know that I’m getting a competetive streak…
Coming Week: 3, 6, 3, 13, 6 = 31 miles
Weighed myself today and it isn’t pretty (which also has to do with pre-Shark Week bloating), starting to actually be concerned about making weight on my next APFT in a week. Sooo that means an intense diet week for me - no sweets and nixing the oils. Let’s get it.
10 Health Benefits of Avocados:
- Prostate Cancer Prevention - Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.
- Oral Cancer Defense - Research has shown that certain compounds in avocados are able to seek out pre-cancerous and cancerous oral cancer cells and destroy them without harming healthy
- Breast Cancer Protection - Avocado, like olive oil, is high in oleic acid, which has been shown to prevent breast cancer in numerous studies.
- Eye Health - Avocados have more of the carotenoid lutein than any other commonly consumed fruit. Lutein protects against macular degeneration and cataracts, two disabling age-related eye diseases.
- Lower Cholesterol - Avocados are high in beta-sitosterol, a compound that has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. In one study, 45 volunteers experienced an average drop in cholesterol of 17% after eating avocados for only one week.
- Heart Health - One cup of avocado has 23% of the recommended daily value of folate. Studies show that people who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. The vitamin E, monounsaturated fats, and glutathione in avocado are also great for your heart.
- Stroke Prevention - The high levels of folate in avocado are also protective against strokes. People who eat diets rich in folate have a much lower risk of stroke than those who don’t
- Better Nutrient Absorption - Research has found that certain nutrients are absorbed better when eaten with avocado. In one study, when participants ate a salad containing avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes lycopene and beta carotene) than those who didn’t include avocados.
- Glutathione Source - Avocados are an excellent source of glutathione, an important antioxidant that researchers say is important in preventing aging, cancer, and heart disease.
- Vitamin E Powerhouse - Avocados are the best fruit source of vitamin E, an essential vitamin that protects against many diseases and helps maintains overall health
<3 Kathryn Budig.