‘Twas a running day!
I think all of us were experiencing some second-day-soreness from Wednesday’s beach run. It was tough to get going! But I had that gut feeling that once I got moving my stiffness would loosen, and I was right.
We did 3/4 a mile on the beach to the pier, then meandered on dry land for maybe 2 miles (I do not like running on land! I like the beach!! But it was a compromise run because Kanz does not like the beach). Then we ran the last 3/4 a mile back up the beach from the other direction. Matt led us in some fartleks for that last bit – sprint intervals. I think we hit a 7 minute mile at once point! I like intervals, but they are hard to do by yourself.
Just having sat down to breakfast, my gosh my legs sent me a woosh of tiredness.
I used to be very much opposed to Gatorade. It’s just sugar water with electrolytes. But guess what. I turned into an athlete. And Gatorade is perfect for athletes. I had a few big gulps before my hot beach run and it was just what I needed to get going.
[FYI, I much prefer coconut water but can’t always find it or afford it!]
Post run I whipped up some smoothies –
Threw in some cherries!
- 1 banana
- Handful Ice
- 2 handfuls spinach
- ~10 cherries
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1/3 cup Vega Vanilla Almond Shake n Go Smoothie
- 1.5 cups 1% milk
Plus Bear Naked Apple Pecan trail mix (really, really like this!) and coconut butter –
Regretting not finding some shade for this! Too bright!
In all my years of food blogging, I have never spilled food while moving it around for a shoot. But today my beach dress got caught in the sliding door and a nice blob of smoothie sloshed on the deck and all down my bowl. I cried 🙁
I went with an iced coffee today!
Bada bing. Bada boom.