Happy Hump Day!
So this probably goes without saying, but I didn’t run the race on Sunday since I was still up in Philly. I guess my 10th race was not meant to be the 10k on 10-10-10. Obviously I’m not giving myself too hard of a time for slacking on exercise given the circumstances, but I think during tough times its even more important to take care of yourself because you have more to give when you do. During my weekend in Philly, I was in charge of Sadie, their sweet pitbull.
She makes me really want a dog! I loved getting up in the mornings with her begging for a walk so that I woke up in the fresh air first thing in the morning. Plus, every time I walked in the door she would get so excited and come kiss me and just make me feel happy despite everything that was going on. On Friday, I took her for a long walk for over an hour in the afternoon because it was a gorgeous day. It was about 3.3 miles but that was the only long walk we went on. Besides that, I took her out 2-3 times a day for short 15 minute walks, but that’s really the only movement I did during the weekend.
Last night I was craving a workout, and I saw someone biking when I was walking to the metro and knew that was what I wanted to do. I did the same loop I’ve done a few times now but it definitely took me a bit longer last night because I feel a little out of practice. During the first 1-2 miles I was thinking about cutting the ride short, which I never do with a bike ride. Run? Sure. Bike ride? Never. I pushed through though and was so happy when all was said and done because exercise is such a release for me. Here are the stats:
- Distance: 11.03 miles
- Duration: 51:07 minutes
- Avg. Pace: 4:38 min/mile
- Avg. Speed: 12.9mph
- Calories: 623
It felt so good.
This morning I was trying to figure out what to have for breakfast and there was a banana that was begging to be used. I love banana on top of lots of things, but I had oats yesterday and wanted something different. I saw on Kath’s blog that she had mashed banana on toast over the weekend, and I’ve done that before with chocolate chips and peanut butter, but wanted something a little less desserty.
Here’s what I came up with:
- 1 piece Ezekiel 4:9 Sesame Sprouted Bread
- 1 small mashed banana
- Cashew Butter
- 1 tsp chia seeds
The contrast in flavor, texture, and temperature from the warm, toasty bread, the cool, sweet, mashed banana, and the creamy cashew butter was perfect. I loved the raw chia seeds on top too because they added a little crunch, though I still feel some in my teeth… Served with an orange.
What did you have for breakfast today? Do you tend to have the same things most mornings or do you like to try to change it up often?
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