Unfortunately, it’s a gray day here in Tampa…we are already feeling Gustav’s effects! My best friend (the one whose parents are giving me a room in their house this fall…) goes to law school in New Orleans and has already evacuated. She said everything in the city has completely shut down and everyone is really scared. Her school is having online classes for the next week!
This morning I set my alarm and woke up at 7:15 to go on a short two mile run. It.was.so.hard!!!!!! SO much harder than my great 3 mile run yesterday….my legs felt like lead and by the end, my ankles were sore again. 🙁 I’m hoping that it’s just because I beat a personal record yesterday and my legs are sore from a combo of that and new shoes. I did run the whole way (listening to Last of the Mohicans—love it) and, after, I stretched myself out and now I’m icing. It’s normal to be sore after running further than you ever have and have new shoes, right?! I need some reassurance…Here were my stats:
Distance: 2 miles
Time: 20 minutes
Average heart rate: 178
Max heart rate: 203
Calories burned: 249
Before I left I had half of a peanut butter chocolate chip clif bar (sorry no photo!) and when I got back, I made a bowl of chocolate protein oats! Here’s what I used:
1/2 cup multigrain cereal cooked with 1 cup water
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 spoonful almond butter
It tasted better than it looks, I assure you!
I have no idea what the rest of the day will bring. The plan was to go out on the boat but I really don’t want to sail on the Andrea Gale and brave Gustav in the gulf…we are actually supposed to have 30 mph winds today! We are definitely going over to Ryan’s parents house for dinner tonight to celebrate his birthday with homemade manicotti and chocolate peanut butter pie (it’ll be a splurge night, alright!).
I’ll check back after lunch!