I didn’t get called in to work today so I was able to get in my 8 mile long run I missed over the weekend. The temperature was supposed to get up to about 81 degrees today, so I knew that I had to leave the house earlier than normal in order to avoid the heat. I got up around 8, got my running clothes on, and made a pre-run snack.
Light English muffin and 1 T peanut butter
Took these with me as mid-run fuel (but only ate the fruit strip). It didn’t give me quite the boost GU does, but it was pretty good. Honestly, I wasn’t hungry enough to eat any more – the pb and English muffin did a good job!
Right around mile 3.2 I stepped on something that was laying on the sidewalk and rolled my ankle inward. Ouch! I caught myself pretty quickly and walked for several minutes until the twinge went away. I iced it as soon as I got home, but it gave me no problem the last half of my run. Whew.
I’m getting pretty psyched for this 15k – I love running races, especially large ones, and especially in Chicago. There’s something about the lake and the views that make me feel so serene.
Also, my aunt asked me today (via Facebook) if I’d be interested in running this half marathon with her the Saturday after Thanksgiving. She and a friend are already registered, but I am seriously considering it. I’ve been wanting to run another one for a while, and I’ll already have built up my mileage for the 15k. Also, it’s pretty cheap (only $50 before 11/09) and the goody bag includes a long sleeve tech tee and pilsner glass. I’m gonna give myself a few days, mostly to figure out travel logistics, but I’ll keep you all posted.
Anyway, when I got home I poured myself a glass of Gatorade (I water it down a lot) and jumped right in the shower. I felt so gross when those eight miles were over. Then I
wanted to eat the entire contents of my fridge fixed some eats. Egg + egg white and a bowl of oats w/banana, sliced almonds, chocolate chips, and White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter.
Finally got some meal planning/grocery-list-making done and had a nice chat with my mom.
Ate a Clif Carrot Cake bar en route to the grocery store. Yum.
And now I’m drinking a mug of this:
Total impulse buy at the store this evening, but so worth it. It’s very similar to Chai tea – I could definitely go for some more pumpkin and less spice in this tea. But it’s still good.
Now I’m off to do some reading and knitting – I’m working on yet another pair of socks.
What have you done for yourself today?