Every morning should look and feel like this:
I woke up to a crisp and clear day. The temperature was perfect (about 70) and there was a slight breeze in the air. James looked like he had died and gone to heaven during his morning walk:
Is that not a face of PURE PLEASURE? I looked the exact same way, I’m sure!
I got ready to go on my run (side note: do you know how long it takes me to get dressed for a long run? I have to put on my running clothes, knee sleeves, Camel Bak, iPod, heart rate monitor, sweatband, and sneakers. I look like a freak.)… and I promptly checked my enthusiasm for running double digits at the door. I remembered that just one week ago I had promised not to run more than 7.0 miles for the next three weeks. Just because I CAN and WANT TO run 10.0 miles doesn’t mean I should… that’s how I got an overuse injury in the first place!
Before I left, I had a Pre-Run Snack. I ate a waffle with PB and maple syrup. Of course, a coffee was necessary.
I ran 7.0 easy miles in what was arguably the nicest weather we’ve had since last March. It felt so good to feel the cool wind on my face and jam to my Britney Spears playlist (side note: "Hit Me Baby One More Time" was released 10 years ago last week… do you feel old now?).
My knees felt a little twingey around mile 5.0, but I tried not to focus on it and/or freak out. It went away after a few minutes, and now I feel fine.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hr, 9 minutes (7.0 miles)
- Average Heart Rate: 165 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 182 bpm
- Calories Burned: 593
I came home, stretched, and drank a Muscle Milk Light smoothie (1 scoop of protein powder + 1 cup of milk). Does anyone else love the protein chunks like I do?
After a quickie shower, I had breakfast/lunch. I kind of missed my normal breakfast time, just I decided a sammie would be more appropriate.
I made a Black Bean and Mushroom Veggie Burger, topped with some Italian cheese on a slice of WW toast.
And I had a load of veggies and fruit… including cucumber slices, a carrot, pineapple rings, and a plum.
Well, I’m off to go scrub the bathroom and kitchen. My parents in law will be here in T-Minus 2 Hours and the house looks like a pigsty.
See ya for dinner! Enjoy your Sunday!