After two days of not running (and missing 1 day of speedwork training in the process), I was itching for a run. It was now or never, because we’re driving to Miami to see friends around 3 PM.
I woke up later than intended to (damn beers) and rushed around like a crazy person to get ready to leave for my run. I had a coffee + 1/2 a Pure Protein bar.
This is my first time having a Pure Protein bar, and I must say — not impressed. Not all all. It wasn’t BAD… I just didn’t think it was particularly good!
Run, Run, Run!
For my morning run, I had a serious time limit. That’s the trouble with AM workouts–you’re pushed to finish and usually end up cutting it short. But seriously, some mileage is better than no mileage.
I ended up doing 5 miles in the dark. I wore my safety light on my behind to let the cars know I was out and about. 🙂
With my mom putting our family dog down today, I had a lot of energy I needed to get out. I’m so emotional this morning.
I keep thinking about how we sometimes fall back on merely going through the motions of life, getting so wrapped up in the stuff that doesn’t really matter. It’s our natural human instinct to function like we’re going to live forever, but we won’t. It’s so important to me to wake up and be thankful for every day–to value each interaction with a loved one, to enjoy every second I am healthy and happy, and to just LIVE in the moment.
It was a really, really amazing run.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 49 minutes (5 miles)
- Average Heart Rate: 174 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 190 bpm
- Calories Burned: 470
I wasn’t up for dirty pots and pans this morning, so I did a simple breakfast of frozen waffles + PB + a banana.
I drizzled everything with some real maple syrup…. PB + maple syrup = heaven!
I’m leaving work early today so we can make the 4 hour drive to Miami without hitting rush hour (cross your fingers!). But I’ll see you during lunch! 🙂
Have a good day!