So, I did my 4 mile run today. We ate breakfast first:
Something different! Nutrigrain waffles with blueberries. Very good. They were decent fuel for the run, but thinking back I probably should have had more protein.
Anyway, the run went well. John decided to do 3 miles, and he started faster than I did around the track. He got about 1/2 a lap ahead of me and then never pulled any faster. He said he was starting to lose steam. I am a pretty consistent runner once I hit my comfort pace. I did the 4 miles in about 43 minutes – which I am quite pleased about!
Lunch was a green smoothie:
- several handfulls of spinach
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon of Barleans Omega Swirl
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 scoops of vanilla protein powder
- ice and 1 cup of water
I was still a little hungry, so John and I split a Special K Chocolatey Chip protein bar:
It was good, but really too sweet. The texture was nice, and I loved the little chips on top. Although – it is a soy bar, and those are being phased out of my diet (eventually…..).
The mall was open today, so we went looking at a recumbent bike along with shopping for new bike shorts for John. His are getting worn out from all our riding! No luck though, but we ended up going to Starbucks for a siesta:
Tall skim latte and a petite vanilla scone:
The scones are one of the few things that you can count on being fresh at this Starbies because they are popular. Other baked goods are really hit or miss.
Spent time weeding the garden bed. Have neglected it and all the rain has sent the weeds into a tizzy! Need to buy mulch tomorrow.
Someone else was pretty lazy today:
Since it is the 4th, tradition says you must barbeque! So, we did some pork on skewers with maple bbq sauce.
Snacked on these while waiting for the pork to cook.
Dinner served with my 2 standbys!
Today was my last hard workout before the triathlon. This week is rest and light workouts. I’ll be able to sleep in more, hopefully!
Stop on over and wish Susan good luck with her triathlon on Sunday!
Did any of you barbeque?