Our little Friday morning run group keeps getting bigger and bigger! I love it.
After a surprisingly restful night, I woke up at 5:00 AM and bounced out of bed. I really enjoy have a standard Friday morning date with the girls to do my weekday long runs. It’s so motivating and fun.
I had a slice of whole wheat toast with almond butter before leaving:
Not only was this my first run with Edward Cullen the Garmin, but it was also my first run in my No Meat Athlete racing shirt. Isn’t it cute?
The back says, "Runs on plants" 🙂
The AMAZING thing about Garmins is that they utilize satellites to track your pace as you run. So, you can look at your wrist and see you’re running a 10:05 minute/mile. At the end of the run, you can scroll through your mile splits and get all sorts of information.
Here are the details from our fabulous run, courtesy of Edward Cullen the Garmin:
- Total time: 59:47
- Distance: 6.01 miles
- Mile 1: 9:58
- Mile 2: 9:42
- Mile 3: 10:04
- Mile 4: 10:18
- Mile 5: 10:03
- Mile 6: 9:33
- Best pace: 7:54
Garmins come with a chest strap and also relay your heart rate and calories burned. To be honest, I don’t care about either one so I didn’t wear the chest strap. I know the basic number of calories I burn per mile (80) from having a heart rate monitor before, and life is way too short to care if I burned 420 or 430 calories. Plus, I hate chest straps. :) I can see why some people would like this feature, though.
Edward Cullen really pushed me for the last 0.25 mile, and I think this is why I’m going to enjoy my Garmin. It updates your pace in real time, so I sprinted at the end (and reached 7:54 minute/mile pace). Awesome!
Breakfast was simple again. Sorry to be boring, but my kitchen is currently spotless and I want to keep it like this for the camera crew!
Granola, flax, banana, and Greek yogurt.
Have a wonderful day. See you for lunch and then it’s LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION time!