Hello! :) Sorry that I’m a little late to the party…. I was RUNNING!
I was also testing out the ShoeWallet, which I’ll give my full review of at lunch!
This morning’s run was kind of unique because I set out to do 6.0 miles and ended up doing 11.25 miles! Around mile 3.0, I realized that my schedule was planned like this:
- Today: 6.0 miles
- Tomorrow: 5.0 miles
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Half Marathon Race
I realized that I wanted at least two days to taper (ideally, I should have three but I’m balancing the need to get in my marathon mileage), so I decided to run today + tomorrow’s mileage in one swoop. So now my schedule is:
- Today: 11.25 miles
- Tomorrow: Yoga
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Half Marathon
Much better! :) The trouble was that I was unprepared to run 11.25 miles instead of 6.0 miles. I didn’t have any mid-run fuel on me, and I’ve never run for so long without taking in calories! My stomach started to feel super empty around mile 8.0, and I noticed that my pace began to drop. I never felt hungry-hungry, but I could definitely see the effects of not fueling on my performance.
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes
- Distance: 11.25 miles
Before I left on my run, I had a bowl of raisin bran cereal, but my camera ate the picture. 🙁
And when I came back, I had a huge bowl of oatmeal:
My oatmeal contained:
- 3/4 cup oatmeal
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup rice milk
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: ton of almonds, coconut, flax, brown sugar
While running, I was trying to decide what I’m going to write on my book’s dedication page. My editor just told me the cover art is being designed (wahoo!), which got me excited for my dedication page. I think it’s going to say:
SPOILER ALERT for the Husband – STOP READING! 🙂
To Kristien, who taught me to dream big, and
to my parents, who believed in me from the start.
If you were writing a book, who would you dedicate it to? What would your dedication page say?
I’m a big reader, and I always take the time to read the dedication page because I figure the author puts a lot of time into composing it, and I owe it to that author to at least check it out!
So funny to see you running in a tank and shorts…we are officially into leggings/long sleeve shirts/skull cap running weather around here in Illinois.
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