Half-ing it Up
I did it…I finally registered for the Illinois Half Marathon!!
To get a discount I had to register prior to 1/31, and since my hip is feeling better I went ahead and bit the bullet! This time it’s going to be even more fun because my good friend, Amber will be running it with me!!
I had to celebrate with a run this morning 😉
Last night before I hit the sheets I set my alarm for 4:50. That way when it went off, I’d have ten minutes to lay around and decide if said run was really happening. And although my slumber had numerous interruptions, I got my booty to the gym and carefully ran a 40 minute tempo run. My training plan for the half starts in less than two weeks, so I need to increase my mileage just slightly.
My top speed was 6.4, and I only held this for 5 minutes, and did several assessments of any pain in my hip – and none was felt the entire run. Hooray! I then came home and promptly iced it for about 10 minutes while eating breakfast. For those of you who commented on yesterday’s icing post – no, the hip still feels ok (but THANK YOU for your concern!) but I’ll be icing my hip after each run and lower body strength training session as a preventative measure. I didn’t ice at all the last go-around, and we all know how that turned out. Lesson learned, albeit the hard way, but nevertheless…
And we all know the best part about a good run – the meal after! 😉 OK, maybe it’s right after the run, but either way.
I don’t know what it is lately, but my breakfasts have been turned upside down! For almost two years, all I wanted was oatmeal or a whole wheat protein waffle. Now my breakfasts cravings center around either cereal or eggs!
And these eggs were the. best. eggs. evah. The eggs were surrounded by almost equally good carby counterparts – one with a pat of Earth Balance and the other with a little Barney Butter and a nanner. I’m so full, I’m so full, I’m so full (sung to the tune of I’m so Cold)
And to top ‘er off, a slurry blurry shot!!
OK I’m not that hardcore, guys. This was a shot of Emergen-C mixed with some tart cherry juice (known for its anti-inflammatory properties!)
Gotta go!! Running late late late!
Happy Hump Day, friends 😀