Decided today would be the 6-mile run, as there is a 5K race Saturday morning so I wanted to space it far out from that. John went with me, although just to do 3 miles around the track. Fueled up with the english muffin/nut butter combo. I wish I had let this digest a wee bit longer before heading out the door.
I was going somewhat fast, my goal today was to finish in 1:10 or less for the 6 miles. I did it in 1:07. I finished 3 miles in 32 minutes, so I got slower in the last half (but some of that was for liquid breaks). Overall pretty consistent, though. I brought along a coconut water to have after the first 3 miles. Drank some at 3.5 miles, then 4.5 miles and 5.5 miles. I was starting to feel a bit fatigued then, but a little voice actually told me to keep going after 6 miles – which I promptly kicked to the curb 😀
I wore my trisuit for this run. I so love this outfit! Yay! I will wear it this weekend for the race.
I think I will make a decision on the 1/2 marathon once I get up to around 8 or 9 miles and see how that feels.
She also generously put in some Amazing Grass samples, so I will get to trying those soon as well. I had to try the dehydrated pear:
It looks like cubes of crusted white bread, doesn’t it? Tasty though. Not really crunchy like a dehydrated fruit that has oil on it. 40 calories for the whole bag. Fun!
Another new food item I tried today is this strawberry pluot I got at the store the other day:
It is supposed to have a taste of strawberries, and it kind of does! It is more tart than a plum, with a berry background. Really yummy and super juicy. Grocery stores are really stocking some of the most interesting things now!
I can’t even begin to say how much easier it has been to get my eating back on track after stopping the intense triathlon training. The scale is starting to drift back down again, which makes me happy. I think you really can hinder weight loss with a lot of exercise, which is why I really did not focus on weight loss while training (although I could have been more careful LOL).
Question: Have you tried any new produce this year?