I finally ran a long run over 8 miles! Perhaps the fact that I’m running a half marathon a week from today gave me the kick of motivation I needed? Whatever it was, I’ll take 9 miles
I didn’t get out of the house until about 8:45, and it was already 81. My plans were to drive to my gym, park, and run half of the run outside and then go into the gym to a treadmill to finish. Feeling good and ready to go, I put on my headphones and then…nothing. Even though I charged my iPod last night, it failed to turn on. A little soundtrack of nature would have to do! I ended up running about 4 miles outside before I came back to my car.
I quickly grabbed my Gatorade, Kindle, and headphones, and secured a spot on my favorite treadmill to finish out a nice even 9 miles.
Truth be told, around mile 8 my hip started to give me trouble, so I was glad to be done a mile later.
Once home, before even showering, I made a fresh cucumber + carrot + apple juice:
One of my goals this week is to drink fresh juice once per day. The other one is NO alcohol this week. I rarely set “can’t” goals like these for myself because then whatever it is I’m limiting tends to fester in my mind and it’s all I want. For example, I “can’t” have any alcohol this week is a “can’t goal.” But I decided to give it a try this week anyway. It was either alcohol or dessert, and the latter would just be way too hard right now.
After I showered the sweat from the run away, I was ready to refuel! I typically crave smoothies after long runs, but not today!
2% Fage w/ a chocolate protein muffin mixed in. Yum! This kept me full forever, too!
Since Shane was out with my brother and dad at the shooting range, I had the house to myself and used the time I had to get a little cleaning done. Then I did something I haven’t done in a long time – meal planned for the week! Of course after meal planning comes shopping, so to the grocery stores I went. I bought way. too. much. I don’t know what I was thinking! Here are some of the highlights:
Sockeye salmon, organic collard greens, organic chopped kale (!!!)
For lunch, I made an old favorite:
Kidney bean salad!! I was a little too hungry by then to eat it just like that, so instead I put the salad into two corn tortillas, and it rounded out the meal perfectly!
OK I lied a couple chocolate cherry bites rounded out the meal
Tonight I think Shane and I are going to grill out and have fun outdoors! But for now it’s time for a little Mario action. Watch out!
Do you set weekly/monthly/periodic goals for yourself?
Anything exciting going on this week for you?
Have a good Sunday evening