Sorta Long Run Monday

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.

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And two slices of cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast with raw almond butter.

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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.

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After about a half hour or so I was ready for breakfast Part III and got out last nights overnight oats.

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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.

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I sat in the family room to hang out with the gang while I ate. Ava took her self portrait.

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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”.

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This could be a good newspaper headline and pic… Headless Woman Eats Oats.

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7 Responses

  1. how long before your run did you drink the juice and eat the toast??? I am having some struggles with the how long to wait before my LONG SORTA 3 mile jog!

    9 MILES…. GREAT JOB!!!

    and your silly goose is ADORABLE!!!

    maybe we should employ da munchkins for our picture taking! outsourcing is a big thing I hear!

    Happy Mondy

    • I usually need a half hour to an hour of digestion time. The more experienced a runner I’ve become, the less time I need or so it seems.

  2. Woah…9 miles is incredible. Great job! :D And your pre-run/post-run meals are so perfectly delicious. :D

    Looks like you may have a future food blogger on your hands. ;)

  3. haha so great!! awesome job with the run this morning!! i love coming back from a run feeling energetic and empowered. today wasnt those days for me- but oh well! haha

  4. I’ll say it again..you are a machine! Don’t know how you do it….I’m in AWE!!

    Your little munchkin is cute as can be! Glad she enjoyed her overnight oats :D

  5. Great job on the run! And cute pic! :)

  6. Yay for the run! One of these days I’ll stick with running, and you will be my inspiration. I love Ava’s self-portrait! Oh, I wish there was tequila in my glass this morning instead of green lemonade. Try it with pear! I got the idea from Gina (fitnessista) and it was so good.

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