You know those runs where you can kind of predict how the whole run is going to feel during the very first 10 steps? That happened this morning. I didn’t sleep well because Billy was gone studying (I guess studying for the patent bar and being an intern is a little stressful and takes some time) until late and I always get sucked into reading until really late when I am by myself.
Oh and the brownies. I don’t think those were very helpful…brownie hangovers= the worst.
I had a hard run on the schedule and I am stubborn so I wasn’t going to skip it. I knew I was in trouble during the warm-up mile but I decided to focus on THE MILE I was in and not even think about the next one. I repeated over and over again, just get through this mile and it helped me so much to finish strong and not worry about ‘how am I going to do this for x more miles?’
Splits: 7:45, 7:13, 7:12, 6:42, 6:41 and last 1.5 @ 7:11ish. Followed by a little cool down because I still had a few minutes until Billy was leaving so I took advantage of it and did a slow jog.
I like this little tradition of mine that I do right after my run when Brooke is still snoozing. Stretching and Ellen.
This below picture is NOT to show you my oatmeal but to show you how tired I was after this run. A) I couldn’t even put my t-shirt on correctly. Inside out and backwards. (I hate being in a sweaty tank because it makes me freezing so I change as soon as I get home). B) I couldn’t even eat breakfast without spilling a few times on myself. We will see how the rest of this day goes.
The sad part is that I spilled five more times on myself after I took the picture.
The FedEx man brought us a package a while ago The FedEx man always makes us happy because he brings the best stuff. The package contained all sorts of goodies and Brooke was shocked about how much goodness came out of that backpack from NOW Foods. The slender sticks (what Brooke is playing with) are really helping me to drink more water (remember how that was a goal of mine?) because they are delicious. The grape flavor is my favorite.
Don’t you just want to jump into this bag? I was excited to try stuff out from their Real Foods section and they did not disappoint. The Raw Energy Nut Mix had the perfect mix of nuts and raisins and made for easy snacks. Great for a boost of energy at my ‘3 o’clock and I am ready to go to bed’ time.
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