As I said I was going to last night, I got up early this morning to run. I ran for about 50 minutes and it was really nice because I haven’t run here in a long time and it was a good change of scenery. Before I went I ate 1/2 a clif bar for fuel. This is something I would highly recommend to those avid morning runners…clif bars are the only thing I have found that I can eat before running that doesn’t really feel like its in the back of my throat the entire time (gross). It works much better than toast, bananas, juice, fruit…I don’t know what it is about them, but they seem to be a really good combo of protein, carbs and fat that get my body going and let it last for a good workout. I love the chocolate chip peanut butter flavor as well as the chunky peanut butter, which I had this morning. And…they are organic and don’t contain any high fructose corn syrup or weird artificial ingredients. A good find!
After my run and showering and all that, my mom and I walked over to eat breakfast at the club. I had oatmeal and fruit because I was craving it after not having it for a few days! It was steel cut and really really good….they offered little pots of raisins and brown sugar to go along with it and I added both of those to it. I’m guessing it was about 1 cup of cooked oatmeal and I ate it all. I was starving after my run! It didn’t have any nuts or peanut butter in it though so despite it being a larger serving that what I usually eat, I don’t know how well it will keep me until lunch. We’ll see!
I’m estimating this breakfast (including 1/2 of clif bar pre-run) to be about 553…could def. be more or less though—it’s impossible to tell when you don’t make it yourself! I did wear my handy little heart rate monitor when I ran today (I like to wear it when I run long distances) and it said I burned 526 calories! wow!
Oh, and this is so funny—yesterday when I was driving I had to go through a toll plaza and pay 5.00! I have never paid so much for going through a toll and all I had was 3 dollars in my wallet. I ended up having to write a check but I felt so bad for holding up the entire line that I offered the woman in the toll booth my foccacia bread as well! She was SO thankful and stashed it away in the booth. I feel like I made her day! 🙂