First of all, Kath and Emily totally kicked my booty on our run this morning. My stomach was feeling all sorts of queasy since that deathly soy cheese last night, and I really struggled to maintain a fast pace comfortably.
I ended up letting Kath go ahead for a while, and Emily and I walked 0.5 mile until she looped back. In total, I did 5.0 in 56 minutes. A pretty good workout for someone who hasn’t been training actively! 🙂
The run was on a beautiful, mostly shaded greenway.
My best advice for a rough run? BREATHE! I notice that I tend to hold my breath or take very shallow breaths in when my stomach is cramping up, even when I’m walking.
When we got back, I snacked on some chips:
And then i declared that I really, really needed to eat REAL FOOD for lunch. I have been craving real, fresh, delicious, NATURAL food ever since I started this whirlwind 2-week long travel across the country. Kath told me, “You’ve come to the right place for real food!”
Matt got to grilling:
I’ve never had Great Harvest bread (the bakery that Matt and Kath are opening in Charlottesville), but I have to say that it’s positively amazing. This was the Dakota loaf, and the Husband and I loved it so much that we’re going to go get some before we leave for Florida tomorrow!
A spinach salad with fresh tomatoes and grilled mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, and tofu:
+ Melon slices.
Kath is currently belting out show tunes at the top of her lungs – Major LOLs! And we’re off to sign the lease on our new duplex! Super excited.
When the going gets tough during a workout, what do you do or think about? Any positive mantras to share? I’m a huge fan of the walk break as well!
A lot of my mantras come in the form of the lyrics from whatever song I’m listening to. It’s funny how so much is applicable. This morning I was totally struck by The Fray’s All at Once – “sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same”. It’s an easier choice to wimp out on a workout, but it’s the right thing to power through!