Long Run Hope
I did it! I finally ran a long training run that I’m semi-proud of I woke up this morning, like every other long run morning as of late – not excited to do this. I had the standard pre-long run breakfast of a carb (half a bagel) + a fat (sunflower butter) + a banana:
It landed in my stomach like a rock, so I took the opportunity to digest whilst lying in bed watching Real Housewives reruns That Joe and Melissa are one crazy couple!
After getting my trash tv fix, it began storming, so I took my training to the treadmill. I told myself I’d run at least 6 miles, and wound out running about 8.5 miles! I made it easier by giving myself little breaks. After 3 miles, I grabbed a towel, after 3 more miles, I took a walk break, and then finally ended it around 8.5! By the way – my motto for this half is still just to enjoy myself and to honor how my body is feeling. Obviously I’m not feeling the hardcore training this time around. So if I don’t PR? No big deal. Heck, I just want to finish and have fun!
I also did something I’ve never done while running – read my Kindle!
It was surprisingly easy to read and run on the treadmill, and I read well over 25% of Tick Tock. It’s getting SO good, btw
Once I was back and showered, I made a recovery smoothie:
coconut water + raspberries + bananas + cottage cheese + ice cubes. Yum!
It’s still storming and raining here. I take it as a blessing, though. Our plants and grass haven’t gotten any water is days!! It also means I won’t have to be the one watering them Not sure what today’s plans include, but I need to get some stuff done for boot camp this week.
If you were friends with any of the Housewives in real life, who would it be?
When you’re on the treadmill/cardio equipment? Do you do anything besides listen to tunes? One time I saw a girl studying, and another time I swear this guy was dancing while on the elliptical! LOL
Happy Sunday, friends!