Had a GREAT morning:
- Bought a new COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An HP desktop. So excited I’m about to burst.
- Turned in a looming assignment
- Had a fabulous run
I set out running around 11:30. I had positive energy, so I decided to make it a speed day. When I run for speed I breathe HARD. And what tires on me first is my lower calves. Guess I’m pushing off harder? Two tricks I do for speed:
1) Sprint down hills. I try to get my pace under 7:00 going downhill (and my neighborhood has lots of hills, so this happens a lot)
2) Run up hills on my toes. My uphill pace is about 9:00 so I am averaging between 8:25-8:30 on the flats these days.
I ran about 4 miles in my neighborhood and ended at a middle school track where I decided to do a timed mile. I ran the 4 laps not as fast as I could but as fast as I could maintain with a solid pace and finished in 7:41. Need to bump that up and multiply it by 3 for my 5K this weekend! I’m a HUGE believer in muscle memory, so I wanted the last thing I ran to be fast. Practice makes perfect! I jogged a slow mile back to my house and probably did about 5.5-6 total. My legs are tired!!
That extra mile took a bite out of my lunch time, and I ended up rushing out the door with a satchel of packed foods –
Main course was a Brie and Pumpkin Butter sandwich on High Five Fiber [Crunch!]
Brie is the new Laughing Cow 🙂
I ate half of my sandwich in the car (not exactly placemat friendly!) along with a giant carrot. I just finished the rest of the sandwich now – at 3:30. My run took away my appetite so I wasn’t starving during class, but I think I’m going to have my snack now too because I can feel it catching up with me…
Gotta new cottage cheese!!! + Mix My Granola for more crunch
All packed up plus…
The carrot I ate in the car and a pear and Glo-Bar to have during MNT. I didn’t have time to pack a dinner so I hope I don’t get too hungry before I get home at 8:30! If so, I’ve got even more snacks to tide me over 🙂
[OMG – just took a bite of the Lemon Verbena Berry cottage cheese and it is heavenly good!!!!!!!!!!!]
Sorry to be so scattered brained! Must study!