Thanks to watching the super creppy tv show The Following Friday night, I tossed and turned all night. Next time I will make sure to watch that show at 4pm in a very well lit house…and my eyes closed. I was exhausted all day at work and ready to crash as soon as I got home. When I walked through the door, my nostrils perked up when they smelled the lamb Matt had in the oven.
Matt has been on a lamb kick lately and I can’t say that I mind. Especially because we usually have roasted rosemary potatoes along with it and those are one of my favorite things on earth. I was craving something sweet but far too lazy to actually drive somewhere, even if it was for fro yo. That’s how you know I was really tired. Luckily I remembered that last week in a moment of weakness I bought a box of Lucky Charms, my fav cereal ever.
I eat Lucky Charms about once a week when I am at work and they are available in single serving, 1oo calorie bowls. I NEVER buy them for the house because I am afraid I will not have any self control. Last night I proved that thought right. About 20 seconds after finishing this monster sized bowl of sugar, my stomach started to hurt. Lucky Charms is definitely meant to be enjoyed in small portions. After popping a Tums and chugging some water, I passed out around 10:30pm. I am an embarrassment to 27 year olds everywhere.
This morning we had a long (by our standards) run on the calendar. We finally got out the door around 8:15am and I was starving thanks to my new plan of ‘if I don’t put anything in my stomach before a run then it can’t get upset with me’. I may have been grumpy at the start of the run and ravenous at the end, but I was able to make it 5 miles so I guess the plan worked.
The whole run was done in my absolute favorite running weather, 55 degrees and partly cloudy, so that definitely helped my mood. We ended up doing an avg pace of 9:42. We ran through Florida State’s campus and I am so happy we did. College kids are still sleeping off the night before at 8am so its quiet and empty. I think we only passed 4 people and 1 car the whole time.
Despite what this picture shows, FSU is no stranger to hills so I got some much need hill work. New goal: hills once a week to prevent my legs from getting lazy.
After running we went to Publix to get some food for me to eat/inhale. Going to the grocery store on an empty stomach? Rookie mistake. I bought a cantaloupe, watermelon, and chocolate milk to go along with my toast and Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter & Co:
Cantaloupe is to me what watermelon is to this girl. I went back for about four more servings of cantaloupe and chocolate milk. Fruit always tastes better after a good run.
Favorite post-run eat/drink?
Chocolate milk and cantaloupe
What is your favorite running weather?
anything that I can wear a long sleeve dryfit without being too hot or too cold