I totally kicked this runs butt. It started off pretty well, then about halfway through I talked myself into doing just 5 miles. But when I crossed the busy street into my part of town I was at about 4.98, it was half a mile home, so I just threw in a little bit extra to get to 6.2. And I’m really, really glad I did.
This run was such a boost. I’ve been feeling like such a slacker lately when it comes to working out and losing weight. I gained 2.8 this week (which I’m attributing to only 2 days of exercise and eating things I normally don’t over the weekend) and the half training isn’t off to the greatest start.
But I think I’m now over the hump and back to being 5-workouts-a-week girl.
Oh yeah, this was my scenery for about 2 miles of my run today. That’s the Mississippi river, in case you were wondering. I kind of made a quick decision to run (down) and huge hill and run a while along the river. There’s a not too highly trafficked road that runs along it that conveniently has a bike path on the shoulder. I turned around just before a sharp turn that looked like low visibility.
I took these pictures right after I hit the 5k mark on the Nike Plus.
Then I came home, showered (I was stinky ) chugged a couple glasses of water, and ate a popsicle. Does anyone else not have an appetite right after a long(er) run?
Then I did this.
My hamstrings, quads, and calves hurt so good when I was rolling them. I also did my back and heard lots of popping and crackling. Gross.
I have this blue roller from Wal-Mart that my sister gave me for Christmas. I love it. It’s pretty firm, so you know that things are getting a good massage. It’s shorter and will (hopefully) fit into a suitcase if (when?) I travel for a race.
All I know is, me and Blue are gonna be real close friends.
My monster hunger kicked in about an hour or so after my run. I made some kale chips, then a cheese quesadilla about 30 minutes later, then around 8 I made some pasta with broccoli, a can of tuna (5 oz.), 1/2 cup pasta sauce, and a little mozzarella sprinkled on top. Yeah, about 15 minutes after I finished my big bowl of pasta my stomach was growling again. So I made some popcorn and practically inhaled it. Welcome back, long run hunger. I’m gonna need to stock up on bread for you.
Also, I started Water for Elephants tonight. I only read one chapter before I started blogging (again) and now it’s 1:22 am and I don’t know why I’m still awake. Perhaps it was the half pot of coffee I drank this morning?
I’m sure I’ll be sleeping in a bit tomorrow morning unless this face wakes me up at 6:30.
In which case, I’ll need another pot of coffee.