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Reason # 1,040,593 NOT to run at 5:00 PM in Florida in the middle of the summer: GNATS!

No, those are not little freckles. Those are bugs that died via my sweaty chest. EWWW! I went on my run before the sun had set and paid for it with little buggers ALL OVER ME! I had to squirt water from my bottle all over my face every mile or so. Needless to say, I jumped in the shower the moment I got home!

Future Husband wanted to go to the gym, so we drove together and then I ran 2.0 miles on the treadmill. When I got bored, I jumped off and ran home. Future Hus drove by me around mile 4.0 and HONKED and WOO HOO-ed. Very funny! In total, I did 5.0 miles. Here are my statistics:

  • Duration: 58 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 170 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 200 bpm (sprinted at the end!)
  • Calories Burned: 411

Dinner – Key Lime Chicken

As I mentioned earlier, my neighbor brought me a bottle of Key Lime juice from Key West. I was sooo excited because I love Key Lime Pie (we even considered getting pie instead of a wedding cake)! This is the authentic stuff:

The bottle came with a little recipe book, and I decided to try Key Lime Chicken for tonight’s dinner. It was disgusting. It was TOO sour! I couldn’t even finish my plate! It sure looked and smelled nice, unfortunately–the taste just didn’t work! 🙂 I ate about 1/2 of the chicken and all the steamed green beans.

Luckily, I had a bunch of post-run snacks to keep me full, even though dinner was a bust. I had a juicy plum and a Muscle Milk Light smoothie while I cooked:

Time to go test the Hus in Herbology! I love testing him for his acupuncture classes, except I cannot pronounce (or understand) any of the words. 🙂 Have a wonderful night, and I’ll see you in the morning!



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