A long run and a great bowl of oatmeal is the perfect way to start the day! I wasn’t feeling up for a big run when I first woke up, but I told myself I’d feel better if I went… and then I pounded out 7.0 miles! It felt great.

Pre-Run Meal

Sometimes, the hardest part of a run is getting on your shoes! 🙂 I ate a hearty run meal and then slowly convinced myself to lace up. Combined, the piece of WW toast and eggs come out to 9 grams of protein and 23 grams of carbs in a mere 190 calories. This was great fuel for a short run, but I started to feel hungry around mile 5.0.

Here are my statistics from the run:

  • Duration: 1 hr, 17 minutes
  • Average Heart Rate: 166 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 182 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 657

As I said, I was draggin’ out the door. But, I quickly fell into a rhythm and felt really strong for the first 4.0 miles or so. Then–I started to mini-boink. I kept thinking, “Ugh! I’m so far from home and my legs hurt and I’m sleepy and I’m hungry…” The only solution to a mini-boink is to start thinking positive, so I put on the new Chris Brown song (“Dreamer”… it’s good! It played when Phelps won the medal last night) and rocked out the remaining 3.0 miles. Running is ALL mental sometimes!
Post-Run Meal
I came home and immediately drank a Muscle Milk Light smoothie (22 grams of protein, woot woot!).

After I showered, I made a wonderful bowl of oatmeal with 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, a sliced banana, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, 1/4 cup Grape Nuts, and a few cashews and pistachios.

Today is busy, busy! We’ve got a lot of work to do, and we MUST finalize the guest list for the wedding. 🙂 See you later.



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