I was so excited to wake up this morning to see a cloudy sky! In August in Florida, a little cloud cover goes a long, long way.
I fueled up for my long run of the week with two slices of crusty bread and Barney Butter:
And then I got dressed and forced myself out of the house. This is my favorite running outfit. Who says you can’t be cute on long runs?
Twas an excellent 8.0 miles. It’s so funny how sometimes 8.0 miles seems like torture and sometimes it’s super easy and relaxing. I didn’t push the pace; I just ran for pleasure. So relaxing!
Around mile 4.0, I fueled up with this Hammer packet:
I tend to take goo or shot bloks when I’m running more than 6.0 or 7.0 miles. I can really notice a difference in my energy level when I eat mid-run; plus, I think it speeds recovery!
- Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes
- Distance: 8.0 lovely miles
- Calories Burned: 640
I came home and jumped in the pool! It was so refreshing. We need a pool just for post-run cool-downs.
And then I made brekkie:
A plum and last night’s scone…
And a glass of OJ:
After I digested, the Husband gave me some knee-pain preventative acupuncture on my knees. Times this by 10 needles:
It really does not hurt! :) In fact, it feels amazing.
I think I’m going to take a nap (and eat more food).