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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!


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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