Well – last night was ice cream at Friendly’s! I got a happy endings sundae with butter crunch ice cream and peanut butter sauce.
It was very good and I enjoyed every bite! Plus it was nice just to get out of the house for a while.
So, this morning was the 8-mile jog! Here is me fresh as a daisy before going out.
Well, maybe not so fresh 😀
I fueled up with the other Odwalla bar that John got me before I went out. This was tasty. I packed along a POM juice, a bottle of water, and a few dates with cashew butter to have during my run.
Went down to the track to do 32 laps (snore!!!). Luckily, it was cloudy for 1/2 the run. I did 4 miles straight, then stopped and drank the POM juice. I got an instant rush from that (it is straight juice, after all!). Then I continued on. The sun came out after that and it started to feel really humid. I felt like I was running even slower, which wasn’t true, it just felt like it. Did 2 more miles (6 at this point), then stopped for a date and some water. I had to really charge myself up for the last 8 laps. There were maintenance people there working on the football field inside the track and on the school roof – they probably were getting a kick out of hearing me talk to myself. The last mile was fairly hard, more from the point that I just wanted to be done. Finished in 1:35:15. Just about a 12 minute mile pace (or 5 mph). I was so soaked in sweat when I was done, I literally could wring out my trisuit (yuck!!).
Check out the GoWear fit – it gave a calorie burn of about 1000 for this run. Even if I knock 10% off of that just for fudging sake (mmmm….. fudge…) that is still 900! You can see where I took the 2 stops.
And yes, I do eat more on days like this.
It got me really thinking about whether I want to do a 1/2 marathon or not. I know I could probably finish it, but I don’t know if the desire is there to, and that is very important. When I was training for the triathlon, I wanted to do it and I was excited for it, even though I was kind of scared. The 1/2 doesn’t feel that way. I need to mull it over. I told myself I would decide when I had done an 8 mile, but maybe I need more time.
Had a fabulously refreshing shower and made a late breakfast of chocolate banana oats!
- 40 grams of oat bran
- 1 small banana
- 4 grams of dark cocoa powder
- spoonful of cashew butter.
Work is really slow today. That’s the downside of doing transcription. No files = no work.
Lunch today is a tuna/hummus wrap (last of the hummus) and the last pear. We really need to go grocery shopping!
Neat online giveaway!
Run to the finish -It’s Amanda’s birthday and she is giving away a ton of stuff to a lucky reader!
(Teaser, look for a giveaway on my site next week!)
Lucky me that John fired up the grill and got some chicken going. He used some Emeril’s seasoning that I got to sample for being a Food Buzz publisher. The afternoon got busy!
The last of the blueberries, and this was a frozen veggie mix. Down to the dregs now of everything!
Preseason football tonight. Are you ready??
Question: Do you watch football, and if so, what team? Go Broncos!