Hi! Today is off to a great start. I woke up at 6:30 and went for a run. The weather was still cool but its going to be a gorgeous day, and I’m feeling so energized and happy I decided to actually get up when my alarm went off and not turn it off and stay in bed.
Distance: 5.01 miles
Average HR: 165
Looking at these numbers compared to Tuesday’s run, its weird that my pace was slower (by 6 seconds a mile) but my average HR is higher (by 3 bpm). Hmm…
I’m trying to get more in the habit of running 1 or 2 times a week in the morning. I actually prefer running at night and feel good doing it after work, but most races are in the early mornings, and I think my body goes into shock from running first thing when I usually go through my whole day and then run. We’ll see how it goes.
Last night I ended up having an unexpectedly fun night. My plans got cancelled, so I ended up going to the mall after work on my way home and then wandered to the grocery store. I walked 1.5 miles home from the mall and decided to wait to do my run today to give my body some rest. My friend Jess texted me to see if I wanted to hang out outside since it was so nice, so Lianne and I ended up going over to her place and drinking some wine having some snacks. I was in charge of snacks, so I brought baby carrots, whole wheat pita, hummus, and a carton of strawberries. Random, I know, but it worked! I had 2 glasses of red wine and stayed there for a few hours. Fun!
During my run, I ate about half of these:
I didn’t love the taste of this flavor, but I really like these beans in general. They’re easy to eat, and the Lemon-Lime flavored ones taste really good. I have mixed berry ones that I’ll try this weekend for my long run, but if I don’t love those, I’ll stick with what I know and go back to the Lemon-Lime.
After the run, I was craving a Green Monster (didn’t have one yesterday!) so I quickly whipped up a huge one.
This Green Monster had 1.5 cups of light soy milk, a medium frozen banana, 6 frozen strawberries, ~1/2 cup of frozen pineapple chunks, and 2 huge handfuls of spinach. Definitely hit the spot.
Question for today… Do you prefer to work out in the mornings or at night?
Busy day today, be back later!
Also, today is the last day to enter the Stonyfield Oikos Giveaway… I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow morning!