Afternoon! We’re starting to get settled for the Eagles game. I hope they win, and its Steelers and Eagles in the Superbowl!
I set out on my long, long run around 12 PM and didn’t return for more than 2 hours! I nearly squeezed out a half marathon distance. In total, I ran 12.0 miles.
Before I left, I wrapped five Powerade Gel Blasts in a ziploc bag and put it my pocket.
Five of the Chew Blasts have 110 calories. I always take a snack with me on runs longer than 8 or 9 miles.
After using Google Earth to map out a 6.0-mile path (I prefer out-and-back routes to loops), I set out on my 12.0-mile journey.
I started to hit the wall around Mile 9.0. I was just sick of running! And I had more than 3.0 miles to go. I stopped to walk for about 30 seconds and stretched, and then I just tried to zone out to my iPod. After doing some mentally fidgeting around mile 10.0, I listened to a Lady Gaga and a Britney song and finished strong.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 2 hours and 3 minutes
- Average Heart Rate: 167 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 185
- Calories Burned: 1,127
The rest of day is going to require a LOT of refueling, so I’ll probably eat 2 HUGE snacks before a HUGE dinner. 🙂
After getting home, I had a Muscle Milk Light Smoothie with 1 scoop and 1 cup milk.
I took a shower and then Huz and I set to work making lunch.
We used our new George Foreman to press a turkey, spinach, and cheddar sammie.
About 1/2 cup Grape Nuts and NF plain yogurt….
Some cherries and pickles…
So, my new Asics felt great! So much more padding than my old New Balances. I usually get what I call "Stop/Start Pain" when I take walking breaks during my run, but not today!!
What’s your favorite exercise gear? I love my running skirt… and of course, my iPod!