Good morning! I had a wonderful morning run today. I really felt pressured to get in one more run before my doctor’s appointment (OMG what if he tells me to STOP RUNNING??? Worst fear EVER!).
I woke up to this beautiful Florida sunrise, which I think must be a good sign….
I had a quick pre-run snack. Whole wheat toast + PB really seems to be the perfect fuel for me. And of course, I had a nice cup of coffee.
I did 5.0 miles at a steady pace of approximately 9:30 minutes/mile…. I am definitely getting faster! Despite my pace, it was a relaxing, peaceful run. It was a little cold this morning, so my sweat chilled me down. I got into the "zone" by mile 2.5 and felt like I could run FOREVER. I love it when that happens! 🙂
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 51 minutes (5.0 miles + cool down)
- Average Heart Rate: 170 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 189 bpm
- Calories Burned: 460
When I returned, I quickly showered and set to work on breakfast. Ever since I made the French Waffles a few weeks ago, I haven’t been able to get my mind off of them! These are so delicious and simple.
I used two egg whites for the batter, and I poured extra egg whites into the honeycombs of the waffles to pack more PROTEIN power into my breakfast.
And on the side, I had a sliced banana.
Off to my appointment with the Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic! I am SO excited to see a sports medicine doctor (as long as he doesn’t crush my running desires!). I’m going to pick his little brain apart with questions about running! :) See you for lunch!
Note to Self: Don’t Delay!
"Procrastination is a way for us to be satisfied with second-rate results; we can always tell ourselves we’d have done a better job if only we’d had more time… If you’re good at rationalizing, you can keep yourself feeling rather satisfied this way, but it’s a cheap happy. You’re whittling your expectations of yourself down lower and lower." ~ Richard O’Connor, Happy at Last: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Finding Joy.