Good morning. I had a wonderful 10-mile run. I definitely needed (both mentally and physically) a good run!
Before leaving, I ate a full breakfast.
Coffee + banana oatmeal. My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: unsweetened coconut, pecans, and brown sugar
I got ready for my run and stepped outside to discover this:
It was sprinkling and I could tell it was ready to pour. Instead of letting the rain hold me down, I decided to wrap my iPod in a ziploc bag and tackle the pavement. It opened up and began to rain HARD around mile 1.0 and didn’t let up until mile 9.0.
I listened to Twilight: The Score the entire run, and the creepy music + the pouring rain made me feel like I was right in the movie! I ran a little faster than normal because I felt like crazy vampires were chasing after me! If I squinted just so I could pretend all the cars and homes were gone and I was really in a rainy forest, just like the book. 🙂
And I discovered that the twinkling piano music and soaring violins were much more relaxing than Lady Gaga and Britney Spears. As a result, the whole run was more enjoyable and calming. I actually felt rejuvenated for the first time after a long run in a while!
This is my favorite song off the soundtrack:
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes (10.o miles)
- Calories Burned: 800 (estimate)
After a nice, hot shower, I made a yummy lunch and settled down to watch last week’s LOST episode.
I made a veggie burger with cheddar cheese and two slices of WW toast.
Plus a side of carrots and broc.
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
I never thought to run to the soundtrack! Great idea.
Have you listened to the commentary during the movie yet? Robert Pattinson is hilarious through it and pretty much makes fun of himself the whole time.
Glad you had a good morning!