Had a goal to do a 5-mile run this morning. Had some fuel of a toasted wheat english muffin with a couple tsp of almond butter. Wish I could just blob the nut butter on there!
I then went to the track and hit a comfortable pace. I lost speed when training for my triathlon because I stopped doing speed work. I wanted to finish the 5 miles in under an hour, and I just made it! 59:01. And I could have gone further, too. That is a shade under a 12 mile pace, which is about 2 minutes slower than my 5K pace. I know this is horribly slow to a lot of people (not that I care LOL) But, I wasn’t pushing or anything, just going for distance. I want to test longer runs before I commit to doing a 1/2 marathon. At this rate, it would take me about 2.5 hours to do a 1/2. Do I really want to run that long?? I definitely need some knee braces for the longer runs. I do not want any injuries and I would rather be on the cautious side.
I was really hungry when I got back and made some pumpkin oats with protein powder:
The oats steamed up my camera!
- 40 grams oats
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 scoop protein powder (stirred in at end)
- topped with a spoon of cranberry preserves (found at the local smokehouse!)
Glad I did the run early in the morning, because a light rain has settled in for the day and has continued.
Lunch was so good! I was craving something salty (think it was from sweating so much during the run). So I decided to scramble 1 egg with egg whites and topped with feta cheese. Served with a side of those FSTG sweet potato chips (yum!!) and a wonderful nectarine.
I didn’t have any veggies for lunch and I really try to get at least the 5 a day recommended F&V per day.
For snack, I decided to have some fruit with my latte. Going on the 2nd day without a protein bar!
Zipped through my work today! Yay! I was done by dinner time. Decided to pile on the veggies – at least 2 servings of broccoli here, plus another turkey burger on a wheat pita. Yum!
Had a bit of a sweet craving, so nabbed one of John’s butterscotch candies!
I’ll have another small snack later while watching the Tour! It’s a hill day and should be exciting!
Fruit and veggie tally for the day:
Pumpkin, broccoli, banana, strawberries, nectarine. A total of 6 servings. And no cereal!!
Question: How many servings of fruits and veggies do you get in a day?