This day has been go, go, go!! All of a sudden I have so much on my plate to finish before dinnertime!
I worked on some assignments this morning straight through to 12:30 when it was time to RUN. I’m so glad I waited instead of going when I first got up because I had quite a bit of energy to burn. I could feel hunger coming on so I had some Peeled dried mango for short-turn running fuel. Dried fruit is always my go-to pre-run snack if I’m not really hungry but feel like I could use some quick energy.
It was another unbelievably fast run! I pushed myself hard in the end and finished a 10K in 53:51 (I had to run up and down my street to put the 0.2 on the 6.2!)! I think that gives me a good challenge with myself to set a future 10K race time. I blame today’s edge on Brad Paisley, my favorite country singer who kept me pounding with good tunes! And Celine Dion’s "To Love You More" helped pull in the last mile 🙂
I did the reverse loop of last week and managed to keep all 6 miles under 9 minutes. Who is this person taking control of my body!??! My mile splits were: 8:49, 8:39, 8:55 (all up hill!), 8:45, 8:29 (flat again!), 8:28 (booking it in the end). With the exception of the hills, I was barely even breathing hard. But when I got home, my was I worn out.
I felt like I could use a little electrolyte replacement and had a few sips of this Clif Quench drink. I didn’t really care for my first taste of these that Clif sent me a while back, but I have totally changed my opinion. They are pretty darn good! I still think a little too concentrated, so I’d probably prefer a powder to mix myself. I don’t normally exercise hard/long enough to need a sports drink, but sometimes after a sweaty hour it seems like a good idea.
I think it did the trick because I didn’t come down famished after my shower. Just generally hungry.
And this platter hit the spot!! Looks like a lot of food, but it was probably the same size of a regular old salad.
I decided on lettuce wraps because we have a ton of romaine in the fridge. I mixed together a combo of bell pepper, carrot, mushroom, and zucchini strips tossed in the last of my homemade dressing plus a few beans, leftover Gena’s Pizza Cheese, kalamata olives, and walnuts.
They were QUITE a mess to eat, but tasted good. Although by the last one I was pretty tired of raw veggie. I could never be a raw foodist!
Per the nutrition recommendations to add a little starch to a post-exercise recovery, I added a slice of toast to my meal.
Cinnamon Raisin Walnut with Rhubarb Raspberry Ginger jam
+ lots of H2O
And a Chocolate Hazelnut Bite for dessert!
I’ve got an upcoming project I just found out about that I am super excited to share soon! It involves some new KERF videos!
I have lots more to do that I’d like to finish before dinnertime. Ta-ta!