Runnin’ free and it feels so good 😀
Today I hit the road for my long run of a planned 8 miles. Because it was my longer run, I made sure to do 1 1/2 minute walk breaks every 5-6 minutes NO MATTER WHAT! Because of the slightly slower pace and more frequent breaks, I tried to keep my pace to slightly under 10 minute miles the entire time.
Distance: 8.5 (yippee!)
I have to say I felt pretty awesome the entire run, and definitely could have gone farther. Let’s just hope my knee doesn’t hate me later since this was 1.25 miles longer than my last long run over 2 weeks ago.
Before the run I made up a yogurt mess:
Had a few bites, but then decided it would be too filling for a run in about an hour. So I ended up with toast with PB and jam. 2 slices
Post run I iced, foam rolled and then stretched (in that order). And then whipped up a sammie.
Egg salad sammie, if you will. Made with
- Garlic salt
Mmmm looks appetizing, I know 😉
+ unpicture saltwater taffy.
Errands followed (I was out of milk – what’s a girl to do?), which included a spontaneous hunger purchase.
Sweet & Salty chex mix!! Which I admit, I bought mostly for these cookie swirls.
+ beverages of sorts.
Why do the McDonalds employees laugh and give me weird looks when I say “no creamer” in my iced coffees? Sorry that you guys put too much and I just add my own single container.
Dinner was a chicken sandwich from Farmer’s Market that looked similar to this:
Except about half the size. And uber fatty because of too much skin. Not so impressed McLintocks. Not so impressed.
And nighttime snacking consisted of my other spontaneous purchase
They’re tasty and okay. But not my fave. Not chocolately enough for me. And the saltiness of the prezel wasn’t strong enough. Good concept, but not quite there.
And microwaved strawberries with blueberries, nut butter & a blob of yogurt “frosting”
All of our microwavable bowls were dirty, obviously. So I improvised.
Oh and can’t forget the 2 glasses of sparkling peach wine from TJs 😉
Wine + chocolate + roommates + stretchy pants = definite girl’s night in.
- Slice of turkey with hummus
- Chip dipped in nutella (sweet & salty to the extreme!)
- Carrots & guacamole
Are you a sweet or salty person?
I’m definitely more of a sweet person by far. But I do LOVE the sweet & salty combo. Yogurt covered pretzels? YES PLEASE. Chips crumbled over ice cream? Been there.