monday morning run

I did it!  I woke up early on a rainy Monday morning to complete my 10 mile long run!  I actually did not notice that it was raining until I was up and dressed, which was probably a good thing.  Once I did notice, I started to dread the run, but as I got into the run it definitely was not that bad (except for the wind!).

I ended up with an average pace of 9:07, but my pace during the run was jumping a little bit due to the wind.  You can definitely tell when I was running along the water, which was much windier.

10 Mile Run

1 – 9:21
2 – 9:04
3 – 9:11
4 – 9:32
5 – 9:05
6 – 9:04
7 – 9:25
8 – 8:56
9 – 9:01
10 – 8:31

Before I set out on my run, I snacked on a banana and a glass of water.  I have found that eating something (even at 4:30am) really helps towards the end of the run.

After the run, I made a big bowl of oats!

I kept it simple today.

In the mix:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 cup water

On the top:

  • 1/4 cup homemade granola
  • 1 tbsp maple almond butter

Delicious breakfast on a rainy morning!  It kept me full for hours, which was great because I had a busy morning.

Once I finally had time to dig into lunch, I pulled out the following from my lunchbag of goodies:

Spinach Salad with Mozarella from Saturday night.

Quinoa with Veggies from Saturday night.

And, some TJ’s Flatbread from Friday night. 🙂

 

Followed by…dark chocolate goodies, in the spirit of my healthy lap of the week!

I couldn’t decided what I wanted, so I mixed some things together: dark chocolate leaves, dark chocolate almonds and dark chocolate covered ginger!  I’m not sure what was my favorite, but at least I got some healthy fats in there with the almonds.

And, now i’m sipping some tea hoping the afternoon will fly by.  We have fun dinner reservations tonight!

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One Response

  1. Nice job on that run!! Don’t you just love quinoa, you can make so many things with it. Just recently I made some quinoa pudding!

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