Good morning. I had a wonderful 10-mile run. I definitely needed (both mentally and physically) a good run!
Before leaving, I ate a full breakfast.
Coffee + banana oatmeal. My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: unsweetened coconut, pecans, and brown sugar
I got ready for my run and stepped outside to discover this:
It was sprinkling and I could tell it was ready to pour. Instead of letting the rain hold me down, I decided to wrap my iPod in a ziploc bag and tackle the pavement. It opened up and began to rain HARD around mile 1.0 and didn’t let up until mile 9.0.
I listened to Twilight: The Score the entire run, and the creepy music + the pouring rain made me feel like I was right in the movie! I ran a little faster than normal because I felt like crazy vampires were chasing after me! If I squinted just so I could pretend all the cars and homes were gone and I was really in a rainy forest, just like the book.
And I discovered that the twinkling piano music and soaring violins were much more relaxing than Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. As a result, the whole run was more enjoyable and calming. I actually felt rejuvenated for the first time after a long run in a while!
This is my favorite song off the soundtrack:
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes (10.o miles)
- Calories Burned: 800 (estimate)
After a nice, hot shower, I made a yummy lunch and settled down to watch last week’s LOST episode.
I made a veggie burger with cheddar cheese and two slices of WW toast.
Plus a side of carrots and broc.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!