First long run of the training schedule: DONE. Thanks to some gorgeous weather, I was able to sleep in (8am) Sunday before our 6 mile run (don’t laugh, that is long for these legs). Unfortunately, sleeping in meant that by the time I woke up I was already hungry and too impatient to eat. Empty tank run it was.
Also, I was wayyy overdressed. Apparently it was colder in our house than it was outside because I most definitely should have been running in shorts and short sleeve shirt. I felt slow and tired but finished 6 miles at my goal of under 10 min pace, including one water break.
This run definitely reminded me that along with my running training plan, I need an eating training plan. Saturday was a fantastic and fun day but only eating a small breakfast and a dinner made up of mostly chips and guacamole and almost no water, I had no drive for running Sunday. Goal for next week: Eat properly the day before my long run.
After running I was super thirsty and so hungry that the thought of food made me nauseous. Anyone else ever experience this? We headed to Bagel, Bagel and Matt forced me to eat something. I ordered the only thing that sounded semi-tolerable:
I felt better after nibbling on the hasbrown but only finished half of the chocolate milk because there were 420 calories in that bottle. WHAT?! I am all for some sweet indulgence but this def needed to be split into two servings.
We made a quick stop at Publix on the way home and Valentines Day is in full bloom.
I used to work at a flower shop in high school so I am just now recovering from my Dozen Red Rose Bouquet PTSD enough to start to enjoy the holiday. And by holiday, I mean candy. I have instructed Matt not to buy any candy until the day after Valentine’s Day so that we can buy twice as much candy for half as much money. I am counting down the minutes to February 15th :)
When I got home I hopped in the shower then downed some cantaloupe. I headed to the living room amd turned on the tv while I was stretching and what do I see? Clueless. I finished stretching, sat on the couch sipping my iced pomegranate chai tea and talked along with Cher word for word.
Clueless came out 18 years ago and I would still love to wear 90% of Cher’s wardrobe.
What is your go-to day before a run meal? Morning of meal?
Favorite Alicia Silverstone movie?
Clueless. Or the Aerosmith music videos.
Valentine’s Day: Sweet or Hallmark scam?
I think it’s a little bit of both.