Well, well, well. My run this morning was quite the ordeal!!
I am working 10-6 today because we are showing the movie FRESH tonight!! Since the RD that I’m with today is out of the office until 3PM, we worked it out so I could work on my big research project from my home computer (where I have the new PowerPoint and a wide screen) instead of working on the older office computer. SO I’m home until after lunch!
So the 7 mile run I had to fit in this week worked out perfectly for this day because I knew I’d have some sunshine to run with
KERF: 1 – Obstacles: 0
Forecast = RAIN. I didn’t know what it would be like when I woke up so I decided to play it by ear. When I got up the roads were dry!
KERF: 2 – Obstacles: 0
I also didn’t know if it would be wise to run this morning with my cold, which might have been worse. But it’s better!!! I feel so much better. It’s still there, but it’s on the downslope.
I think the #1 way to tell if you should exercise or not is your energy levels. Yesterday I did not have energy. Today when I stretched my legs, I knew my mitochondria were up for a run!
KERF: 3 – Obstacles: 0
#4 Hydration + Distance
Knowing I was coming off of sickness, I wanted to be extra careful of hydration and distance in case I wanted to stop early. This run was not about speed or time – just doing it. So I planned two loops: a 4 mile loop and a 3 mile loop and came back for water in-between. Also knew I could stop after 4 if I needed to but I did great so I kept going!
KERF: 4 – Obstacles: 0
I was thinking I’d listen to New Moon on my iPhone while I ran but I discovered that all my music was deleted! So I turned to my backup iPod and set out.
Not half a mile into the run my iPod died 🙁
KERF: 4 – Obstacles: 2
The weather came back to bite me!! Just after leaving on my second loop it started to rain. Not pour. Just rain. Not cool, sky! Not cool!
KERF: 4 – Obstacles: 3
Wet shoes = blister. Not good for my 10 miler on Saturday!
KERF: 4 – Obstacles: 4 <– tied up!!
#7 Giving Up
Despite the obstacles, I completed all 7 miles!! I ran slow, but it was a great run! Wheee!
[The time is off because I left my Garmin on while I showered! I finished in about 1:06]
KERF: 5 – Obstacles: 4
For breakfast I wanted either a SIAB or a yogurt bowl and couldn’t decide. I also had this Banana Almond Muffin to use!
I decided I should get in the GREENS and that I could crumble the muffin on my SIAB! (I don’t like muffins eaten whole – they go down in two bites. I prefer them crumbled)
- Whole banana
- Half packet of Chocolate Amazing Meal
- 1/2 tbsp Chia Seeds
- 1/3 cup TJ’s Euro yogurt
- 2/3 cup milk
Kale is not for the faint of heart!!! It does not sweeten like baby spinach and you can taste it in a green smoothie!! FYI!!!!
But with the muffin top and some Justin’s Maple Almond Butter sauce, this bowl still rocked!
Almond butter sauce = 1 part almond butter + 1 part milk, heated for 15 seconds and stirred vigorously.
Lisa at the Simple Spatula sent me some of this Harney + Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea after I visited her in NYC. I was in the mood for tea today! Coffee just doesn’t go well with SIABs.
Love the little silk bags…
It was naturally sweet! I’m not sure what made it sweet (the label says "natural and artificial flavors") but it was a pleasant surprise. Just don’t over steep or it becomes over sweet!
Some chandelier tea for ya 😉
Happy Birthday Emily!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gotta get to work!