Currently watching super intense Ohio State/USC game with my daddy 🙂 I’m just gonna say it……..GO BUCKS!!!!!! I’m pretty much born and bred Ohio State; this is serious business over here.
Anyways, had a great day today with a mix of work and fun. Got some writing done, went to the jcrew outlet (muhaha) and then ran 8 miles! More on that in a bit. First, lunch!
Boar’s head turkey and hummus wrap on Ezekiel with hot sauce and honey mustard. Delish!
A balance bar while at the outlet stores!
No photo, but I did get a super cute tweed jacket/blazer. I heart it. 🙂
When I got home, the clouds were out and I made the executive decision to just run the 8 miles today rather than waiting and waking up at 5:30 tomorrow morning. I really prefer to save Sundays for total rest and knew I would feel better once it was out of the way.
I was glowing (literally) as I head out the door!
The run was…….hard. I’ve never done a long run in the middle of the day and have gotten so used to fueling the same way every morning so this was weird. Luckily, the balance bar did not upset my stomach or anything, but just running at a different time sort of threw me off. I averaged a 9:30 mile for the first 4 miles and then slowed down a bit to 10:00 for the return. On mile 6 it started to POUR but this time I welcomed it!!! People say if you can run 7, you can obviously run 8 but I’m here to tell you that there is DEFINITELY a difference between running 7 and 8. That last mile felt soooooo long and I stopped to walk a few times….my legs were feeling like lead. Finally, I started giving myself a pep talk (literally, talking out loud…I’m crazy) and I made it. Woohooooooooooo!!!!!!
My dad found me like this:
Alas, I pulled myself together
I’m also here to say that running skirts are seriously the best invention ever. I LOVE mine! I got it at Target for like $10 and I WILL be wearing it at my race next month! It’s my lucky skirt 🙂
I immediately ate half a banana and iced!
And then made a big shake. I like to follow Brendan Brazier’s advice about refueling with liquid after heavy duty exercise because it digests easier than solid food. Tonight for the first time, I tried his “Vega” powder in my shake.
This consisted of 1 scoop Vega, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup almond milk, frozen blueberries and a big spoonful of almond butter. Would have thrown some spinach in for a true GM but we’re out! 🙁
My thoughts? Meh. Sorry y’all but I’ll always give you my personal honest opinion and I just wasn’t a big fan of this. I don’t know if it was the Vega or my combination, but this was waaaay too sweet and had a weird aftertaste. I much prefer chocolate Amazing Meal and luckily I have some coming my way this week….I’ve been out for too long!
Regardless, I drank it down while soaking in an epsom salt bath Classy, I know.
And then…..it was time for beer and football with my daddy! 🙂
Around mile 7, all my favorite icy cold beverages were floating before my eyes and started to envision cold, cold water, POM iced tea, sweet tea, pumpkin beer, blueberry beer, MG fume?!! It was my driving force.
I’m off to make a snack.
…………….OHIO STATE FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!