Good morning! Happy Hump Day!
First things first! Some exciting news: As I prepare to run the Boston Marathon, I’m raising money for Girls on the Run of Greater Boston. I know the strength, confidence, and FUN that can come from running, so I am thrilled to support such an amazing organization. I hope you consider making a donation!
Ok, so there’s a lot of snow outside.
And, honestly, there’s just nowhere to run.
And it was really cold yesterday. Brrrr.
Sooooo, I did my long run on the treadmill once again. This week’s long run was 2:00. Two hours, people. On a treadmill. Yowsahs. But, I came prepared with a movie this time: 22 Jump Street. It was ridiculous and entertaining. Perfect.
The first 30 minutes of my run were pretty rough. I just had no energy and felt terrible. I almost decided to scrap the run all together, but then I decided to eat a package of GU to see if it would give me a little boost. It did, and just 15 minutes later, I felt so much better. (I took GU #2 just after the 60-minute mark.) I actually picked up my pace for the final 20 minutes and felt great. I finished 12.54 miles in 2 hours. Not too shabby!
After my run, I drove home, chugged a protein shake, iced my knees, took a shower, and then threw together a chicken salad sandwich with chopped spinach, broccoli, and crumbled feta. It was DELICIOUS!
After my wrap, I whipped up a single-serving French toast cookie/cake made with 2 tablespoons of buttermilk-flavored FlapJacked Protein Pancake Mix (FYI: I’m one of their new ambassadors – so excited), 3 teaspoons of water, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of canola oil, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mix together. Nuke in the microwave for 30 seconds. Grab a spoon. So much deliciousness. Next time: Butterscotch chips.
Questions of the Day
Has anyone trained for a half or full marathon primarily on a treadmill? Boston Marathon peeps: How much running did you/are you doing on a treadmill? Any advice for training in the winter/snow?
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