A huge continued thank you for Team in Training donations!! You guys seriously rock 🙂 Also, thank you for the great ideas regarding fundraising ideas! The words “jenna bread auction” sort of got my wheels turning a little bit………. 😉
So, this afternoon I went with my mom and my brother to Trout Creek Trails, where I did my 5K trail run a couple weeks back. I had in mind to run 3 1/2 miles and I actually did do 3.4 miles (according to my handy dandy Garmin…love this thing), but it was very “meh”.
First of all, I REALLY need to stop eating a heavy lunches and then running only an hour later. I know eggs aren’t the heaviest, but I still had a cramp on my run and had to stop once to get rid of it! I think on the days that I plan to run in the early afternoon after work, I’m just going to have something like a clif bar and some fruit for lunch and then a big snack after the run. Hopefully that’ll do the trick!
Other than the cramp, my shins were still rather sore from pounding actual pavement instead of soft grass on Saturday (at quite a fast pace!) and I GOT LOST TODAY!!!! No seriously, rule number one when running in an unknown spot should be GO BACK THE WAY YOU CAME!! DUH jenna! I started out okay today and tried to follow the same path as I ran a few weeks ago, but ended up getting all turned around right when I hit mile three and actually started to panic (omg what if the sun sets and I never find my way back to the car??!) and thank God another runner was around for me to ask the way back to the parking lot. I was only about a half mile from the lot, but I had gone in the opposite direction and needed to cut through the woods to get back. Obviously the point here is that I have zero sense of direction and really need a running buddy. Enter Team in Training! Too bad I have to wait until May 16th to meet my new teammates!!
I went SUPER SLOW today. I’m actually really trying to slow down my pace to a 9:30 or 10:00/mile because I know that a) going super fast will hurt my shins and b) I won’t be able to hit 13.1 at a 8:00/mile pace. No way. Today I paced pretty consistently at 9:30 so I was happy with that.
Another crazy thing that happened this afternoon was that right when we were leaving the trail and getting ready to get on the ramp to go on the expressway, two cars CRASHED only about 10 feet from our car!!!! It was totally crazy…like it was happening in slow motion or something because we were so close. My mom screamed and I called 911 and gave directions because we were the first ones at the accident. We rushed out of the car to help the people and it turned out no one was hurt but one of the little girls in the back seat of the car that was hit was bleeding and scraped up a bit. Very very scary. Please drive carefully, friends!
After all the craziness, I snacked on a banana and drank some coconut water to refuel. It was HOT outside!
And then when I got home, I made dinner! I was excited to try a new Amy’s dinner tonight!
This meal is very simple and delicious. It is a tasty combination of brown rice, veggies and marinated tofu, all tossed in a yummy Japanese inspired teriyaki sauce. I was worried that because it was so simple it might also be on the bland side, but it definitely was not. This was hearty and surprisingly filling for only 290 calories. The rice was perfectly cooked and the tofu was chewy and delicious. I paired it with a yogurt for some extra protein (the meal contains 10 grams):
Honey on top….just the way I like it! 🙂
While I ate dinner I iced my shins and had a heating pad on my back (slept wrong last night and have been in major pain all day today at work!). For dessert, I had my favorite coconut milk ice cream sandwich
I just can’t get enough of these. Seriously the best thing since the VitaMuffin ;).
I’m off to soak myself in a hot bath then hit the sack. I’m exhausted today!
The pool at the Y closes at 2:00 on Monday and Wednesday, so tomorrow I am packing all my swimming stuff and going directly there after work (also packing a banana and an odwalla bar!) to swim for about half an hour. See you when I get back, hopefully with yummy new bread pictures! 🙂