Zak is off today to catch up on family time, so I decided today would be a good day to make up for no running for two days and get a sorta long run in too.
I got up to whip up the best pre-run fuel I could think of. A
Tequila Green Lemonade Sunrise.
And two slices of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast with raw almond butter.
I set out to run at least 8. I deliberately worked to slow my pace knowing that I’m working on endurance here with these long runs. There are different kinds of runs, I have to keep reminding myself it’s OK to purposely slow down so I have the energy left in the tank to go further and longer.
I was feeling really great at the 5 mile mark so I took a long cut and my 8 mile run turned into 9.3 miles by the time I got home. 1:21:43 making my average pace 8:48. Slower for sure, I probably could have gone slower still. I honestly felt fabulous when I got back though and like I could have kept going. But it was already after 8:00 and everyone was up by the time I got back, so I called it a run and headed inside.
I immediately scarfed down the last of the watermelon and all that juice went straight down the hatch too.
After about a half hour or so I was ready for breakfast Part III and got out last nights overnight oats.
About 1/2 c of rolled oats, soaked in 1/4 c LF vanilla stonyfield farm yogurt and 1/2 c Living Harvest unsweetened vanilla hemp milk. Topped this morning with a tbsp or so of ground flax, strawberries, frozen, thawed organic blueberries and a couple walnuts.
I sat in the family room to hang out with the gang while I ate. Ava took her self portrait.
I don’t know where she gets it from.
She then turned the camera to take a picture of my breakfast, “just like mom does”.
This could be a good newspaper headline and pic… Headless Woman Eats Oats.
Watch your local newsstands.