Rise and shine! It’s running time!
I got my run on with Kerrie at Pond Meadow Park this morning. We met early to beat the heat and did a quickie run around the park. We’re both planning to go to CrossFit tonight, so we kept our workout short and sweet with a 20-minute run.
I didn’t bring my watch this morning, so I’m not sure how far we went, but I kept trying to figure it out on my drive home. It’s funny how my mind always thinks in distance when I run. We ran for 20 minutes, probably 9-ish minutes per mile, so we ran a little over 2 miles? For some reason, knowing the measured distance is more gratifying than the timed effort for me. Does that happen to anyone else?
After our run, I came home and ate my go-to breakfast, which I have been eating for almost a week straight now: sliced banana with blueberries and a massive scoop (ok, usually two massive scoops) of almond butter. I typically cook the banana slices in coconut oil (with cinnamon), but I ran out the other day. I’m actually waiting on a HUGE shipment of coconut oil from Amazon right now. I always buy coconut oil in bulk because the shelf life is so long, and I know I will definitely use it before it spoils. The coconut oil at Whole Foods: wicked expensive. On Amazon: totally affordable.
I also whipped up some green juice to drink with breakfast. I threw some fennel in this morning for something a little different. Mmm!
Health News & Views
Obstacle course races, like Tough Mudder, Rugged Maniac, and Warrior Dash, are super popular right now. They’re a ton of fun and challenge participants in a different way than traditional road races. During these events, participants climb over walls, scurry through tunnels, and even navigate fire pits in order to finish. If you’re thinking about participating in one of these races, here are some tips to help you survive it!
Question of the Day
Which do you prefer: running by time or distance?
P.S. Looking for some new healthy snack ideas? Check out my recent post for The Laughing Cow: Fresh Fruits and Veggies to Pair with The Laughing Cow!