Good afternoon! We have had a very full day so far, and the Superbowl hasn’t even begun! 🙂
Immediately after my breakfast digested, I set out of a 11.0 mile run. After three weeks of my half marathon training schedule, I am pleased to announce that (1) I’m starting to actually look forward to my long runs and (2) I’m finding them to be quite pleasant.
I got to try out my new running skirt, which I was SO excited to wear. Target really has some great workout clothes! Plus, having new gear always puts a smile on my face! The Huz snapped this picture before I left. My face is shiny from sunscreen. And my hat is reflecting because it’s reflective. 🙂
Around mile 7.0, I decided to eat my mid-run snack for some extra fuel. I recently bought the Luna Sport Moons, but I wasn’t very impressed. First of all, they didn’t taste like watermelon at all, and secondly, they were too sticky! My teeth were glued together! But the 100 calories of mid-run fuel did the trick.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes (11.0 miles)
- Calories Burned (Estimated): 880
I left my heart rate monitor at home, so that’s just a guess on the calories. But I usually burn 80 calories/mile.
After returning home, I immediately slammed 1 scoop of Muscle Milk Light with skim milk and a few pieces of Chocolate Orange.
After my shower, I made a pack of Anne’s Mac and Cheese and split the entire thing between Huz and I. It’s a LOT of macaroni, and the only time I can justify eating like this is following an 11.0-miler! :) Plus a salad….
Maggie and James "told" me they wanted to go to the dog park today, so we obliged! They had loads of fun, as usual.
We tossed around a football as the pups played. Next up, we dropped the kiddies off at the house and headed to the mall. We made a stop at Marshall’s for a new wok (but they didn’t have any we liked). I ate a True Delights bar in the car.
I waited patiently by the shopping cart as the Husband made his selections….
After looking at each of the 8,000 wines (just kidding!), he selected:
- Malbec from Argentina
- Riesling from Napa Valley
- Pinot Noir from France
- Zinfandel from France
We buy wine wayyyyy faster than we drink it!
And my afternoon snack was the usual:
I bought a new kind of granola at the store — Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed from Back to Nature. It was a unique granola in that it wasn’t very sweet, but I liked it a lot!
Whew! What a marathon post!
Time to do some work and then it’s FOOTBALL time!
Did you know Superbowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year (next to Thanksgiving, of course!)?