Good morning, my lovelies. I totally bailed on Meghann and Gina for a workout session AND a shopping trip (sorry ladies!!)…. I just kind of feel like a bum and still have soooo much to do for the holistic supplement website (1 week til launch!) and the ladies’ luncheon ‘working’ wedding shower next Saturday.
Oh, before I forget — about 1 hour before I went to bed last night, I had a bowl of Grape Nuts + skim milk. I stayed up wayyyy too late watching "Independence Day" (Will Smith is so hot in that movie, even if it’s circa 1996).
I took advantage of the extra hour (turn your clocks back!) and lounged around the house this AM. I peeked outside and saw that it is nicely overcast, so I didn’t feel pressured to go for a run first thing. Instead, I had a big bowl of oatmeal.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: sprinkle of Grape Nuts and brown sugar, raisins
It was a DELISH bowl of oatmeal.
And of course, I had a coffee on the side.
After I ate, I balanced our joint checking and savings accounts, ordered the groomsmen gifts, and read my favorite blogs as my breakfast digested.
And then I went for a RUN, a glorious RUN! I am getting verrryyyyy excited for the 10K race next weekend! I hope I can make my goal time (57 minutes) because it would be setting a HUGE PR (personal record) for me. I’ve only run 2 other 10ks. One was my first race ever, and I clocked in at 1 hr, 1 minute. The second 10k was this past summer, and I also clocked in at 1 hr, 1 minute. It was a trail race, which substantially slowed me down.
Anyway, today’s 5.0 mile run was great, and I kept up a very steady pace.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 48 minutes
- Average Heart Rate: 173 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 190 bpm
- Calories Burned: 475
I noticed something during my run. When I feel the urge to stop and walk, I can usually just "ride out" the wave and after 10 seconds or so, I’m fine. I think the desire to stop and walk is more mental than physical for me.
I wanted something warm and filling for lunch, so I made a grilled cheese sammie with Gala apple slices.
Cheddar + Apple = Heaven!!
On the side, I had a spinach salad with carrots and the other 1/2 of my apple.
It was a delish, filling meal full of interesting flavors.
I have MAD wedding errands to do today!
Also, tonight at 8 PM EST is the deadline for the Athleta Contest! You could win $200 worth of workout gear! Don’t forget to send in your entries! A FULL RECAP of all the wonderful entries will be posted tomorrow, and the winner will also be announced!