The reason I only had 1 spoonful of ice cream last night was because I find that sometimes eating ice cream late at night causes me tummy aches in the morning.
Yet, I still woke up bloated and burpy (when I say burpy, I mean I feel like I have burps stuck in my chest. I’m pretty sure it has something to do with my acid reflux/stomach issues). Perhaps it was the late night plain yogurt that did it to me? haha.
Anyways, it was hard to scarf down food when I already felt pressure and full. But I needed to before my long run!
2 pieces of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin with a special nut butter, vanilla-pear butter, and a whole giant banana (I ate the rest of the ‘naner separate).
I had to break into this jar of almond butter, I swear!!!
The only nut butter I had open was my chocolate hazelnut butter, and I really wasn’t feeling that on cinnamon toast. This Justin’s maple almond butter was bought on super sale, and meant to be saved for a while.
Anyways, on to my run. My legs felt dead the whole time. From mile 1, all the way until the end. Tired tired legs.
My whole left side was also screaming at me. My left knee had a slight pain. My left butt cheek occasionally had a sharp pain. And towards the end, the bottom of my left foot was aching. WTF left side – what was your deal?? Cardio wise, I felt fine! Never gasping to dying for air.
Don’t worry, I didn’t push through any horrible pain. And if I hurt later on or on my next run, I’ll rest up. But I am worried I need new orthotics and that was the cause of my left foot pain. Oh the joys of money.
I decided to cut my run short at 11.5 (I wanted to do 12), but after a short break on a bus stop bench, I decided I could push through another .5 mile easily enough. 12 it was!
Distance: 12 miles
- 1 – 8:38
- 2 – 9:13
- 3 – 9:13 (I’m so damn consistent, I can’t stand it)
- 4 – 9:26
- 5 – 9:08
- 6 – 10:01 (bummer. So close)
- 7 – 8:55 (woah missy!)
- 8 – 9:59
- 9 – 9:49
- 10 – 9:27
- 11 – 9:51
- 12 – 9:22
During, I fueled with my usual peach rings (I had 4 at mile 5.75), and a new find I got on sale at Target.
I brought along 2 little balls, and had 1 at mile 8, and another at mile 10.
These were actually pretty tasty. Stats:
I do feel that their recommended amounts per hour are a bit high though:
I really felt like a post-run beer.
Unfortunately it was 10:43 am.
Fortunately, I didn’t really care.
Yes – before 11 am. It is Thirsty Thursday, after all. I actually only drank half if that makes any difference.
A 12 mile run also deserves a long awaited pumpkin spice light frappie. Especially since I had a giftcard.
Sidenote: $4.35 for this thing? Are you kidding me?!?!? That’s a bit ridiculous.
Too sweet. Less pumps next time.
For lunch, all I really wanted was leftover pumpkin bread pudding. (BTW – I’ve totally been picking at this all week unpictured. It’s bomb). But I knew I needed more substance to my lunch.
I’m not sure why I added more bread and some chocolate filled crisps and called that substance.
On second thought, I added some feta to the hummus bread.
pumpkin pie bread pudding.
At work I snacked on some of my new favorite granola.
And then ran some errands. Guess what’s right next door to the bank?
That’s right. It was pretty small – only $1.50 worth of yogurt. I honestly thought about not posting about this…WHAT?!?! Why should I be ashamed that I had a frappie in the morning and froyo in the afternoon? I shouldn’t. And I’m not. It was delish!
More snackage. Or dinner appetizers. However you want to look at it.
With ketchup and hummus for dippage.
Once I awoke from a glorious nap, all intentions of making lasagna went out the window. Something easy instead was required.
Whole wheat sweet potato gnocchi with pumpkin pasta sauce and some feta cheese. I thought about adding veggies to the mix, but nixed the idea. It’s a good thing I had those carrot fries. And that pumpkin definitely counts as a vegetable.
Come here my little pretty.
The sauce was phenom. The gnocchi was blah. No sweet potato flavor at all.
I’m now enjoying a cup of cookie dough coffee at 8:00 pm. Why? Because, like I said. It’s Thirsty Thursday. And I don’t work at 6 am tomorrow like I do the rest of the weekend.
Therefore – a great reason to go out on the town.
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