Good morning! 😎
I started my day with a delicious batch of creamy Oats In A Jar. I’m not going to lie, I get really excited when we finish a jar of nut butter in our house.
In the mix:
- Rolled oats
- Soy milk
- Chopped dates
- Chia seeds
- Extra peanut butter
With breakfast, I also drank a glass of iced coffee with soy milk and a big bottle of water. I’m trying to drink more water, so starting as soon as I wake up gets my day off on the right foot.
When I ran the Black Cat 10 Miler with Monica and Chandra on Sunday, we talked about sticking together for the entire race, but we ended up just doing our own thing because each of us had different goals for race day.
I ran with Monica for the first few miles of the race. She carried me along at a much faster pace than I would typically start a race, which probably helped me achieve my goal that day.
When we approached a big hill on the course around Mile 3, I just couldn’t keep up with her anymore. Monica looked back to see if she should slow down to run with me, but I gave her a quick wave to tell her to keep trucking along at her faster pace. I didn’t want to slow her down!
The three of us finished the race at different times, and I don’t think any of us felt badly about not running together. We ran the best race we could that day and crossed the finish line, which was really all that mattered to us. However, I know some runners who train with others, who would probably get upset if they were left in the dust by their running buddy on race day.
Question of the Day
Do you stick with your running buddies during races? What is the protocol for not ruffling feathers or hurting anyone’s feelings if you want to split up?