I decided to run this morning instead of biking. I like to follow my training plan as closely as possible because it’s important to safely and slowly increase weekly mileage. If I had skipped today’s run, I’d be looking at a 7-mile jump next week – no good!
I decided to bring my camera in my SpiBelt to make the run more interesting. I was disappointed when I realized there isn’t a lot to photograph on my 5.0 mile route. It’s just a bunch of houses!
The sun was in FULL FORCE:
Fun with the self-timer:
There’s a spot on my runs that I consider the “finish line.” One of my personal pet peeves is when I slow down RIGHT BEFORE the finish line during a race. The race is NOT over until it’s over. :) I always sprint to this portion of the sidewalk:
I was all sorts of exhausted by the time I got home! That sun takes a lot out of me.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 49:14
- Distance: 5.0 miles
- Mile 1: 9:22
- Mile 2: 9:40
- Mile 3:9:52
- Mile 4: 10:27 (walking break)
- Mile 5: 9:52
When I came home, I had part two of breakfast:
A strawberry and banana almond breeze shake.
And lunch was easy-peasy:
I heated one up of these Amy’s Kitchen wraps:
And had a salad with garlic feta cheese:
And crackers + hummus:
My mouth is happy!
Chickens in Sweaters
Kristen sent me a really interesting video about Cobble Hills Farm Sanctuary, which offers at-risk children the chance to participate in rescuing former battery hens. Check out the video – which features chickens in sweaters – and head over to the Cobble Hills Farms Sanctuary website to learn more. 🙂