The bad runs definitely make you appreciate the good ones! This morning’s run was one of those good ones, and I was grateful for every single second of it.
Before heading out to run, I made my usual pre-long run breakfast: toast with peanut butter and banana slices. I skipped the iced coffee this morning because I knew it’d taste ten times more delicious once I finished my run. Will run for iced coffee!
Seven miles were on my half marathon training schedule for today, so instead of planning a loop like I usually do, I just headed out in one direction for 3.5 miles and ran directly back the same way. It worked out great because it broke up the run for me, and before I knew it, I was running back toward my house, already half done.
I didn’t pay much attention to my pace today””I just ran and enjoyed myself””but when I looked at my mile splits on my GPS watch, I ended up keeping a fairly steady pace for seven miles. (I felt great at the end of my run, so I picked up the pace for the final mile.) It was a good run.
- Mile 1: 8:48
- Mile 2: 8:40
- Mile 3: 8:47
- Mile 4: 8:48
- Mile 5: 8:48
- Mile 6: 8:45
- Mile 7: 8:31
After my run, I ate second breakfast, which was scrambled eggs with chopped kale and Parmesan cheese.
And a coffee protein shake made with iced coffee, vanilla protein powder, almond milk, and ice. Sooooo delicious!
Guest Posts on CNC
You probably noticed a guest post from Brandi for Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake this morning. It’s National Coffee Cake Day today, so I figured it was a fun way to celebrate. I also have a ton of guest posts to publish on CNC.
Remember when I said I planned to select about a dozen guest posts for when I’m away on vacation? Well, there were so many great ideas, I picked about two dozen! So, instead of overwhelming you guys with a zillion guest posts all at once, I’m planning to spread them out over the next few weeks. Just a heads up!
Off to stain our back deck with Mal! Wish me luck!