keep your head up!

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One of the only things that motivates me to GET UP and GO on my morning runs is knowing I just won’t be able to run later. Recently, Thursday evenings have been dedicated to working on Future Husband’s and my new business, so I had to get my 6.0 miles in bright and early.

Pre-Run Snack

I had 1/2 a Clif Bar Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch… it was good! The rice crispies give this bar a nice crunch and it’s low in saturated fat (always something to look at in a bar…. some have 4 grams or MORE!). I also had a coffee and a BIG glass of water!

I did my typical 6.0 mile loop near my house, which is basically a square-shaped “Q” (if that makes sense!). Because there are minimal turns, this run can seem longer than it really is. Once I make the final right turn at the top of the “Q” and I know I’m only two miles from home, it suddenly goes much quicker!

Noticed something new today: on morning runs of my regular routes, I tend to stare at the ground when I run. I look about five feet in front of me at the sidewalk. Not sure if I’m staring at the ground because I’m bored or sleepy, but keeping my head up made the run much more pleasant. Plus, no cricks in my neck! 🙂

Here are my statistics:

  • Distance: 6.0 miles + cool down
  • Duration:1 hr, 3 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 174 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 198 bpm
  • Calories Blasted: 604

Post-Run Breakfast

I still felt hot and sweaty after my shower, so I had a nice cold breakfast…. toast, PB, and a banana (one with cinnamon… so delicious). I also had 1 scoop of Muscle Milk Light + 1 cup milk for some extra protein. Gotta repair those muscles! 😀

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you for lunch!



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