Up and at ’em!!
As soon as I woke up, the thought of 16 miles popped into my head. (I’m missing my team run on Saturday, so I decided to do it on my own today.) I immediately got out of bed, walked the pug, and made my usual pre-run breakfast: Sandwich Thins with peanut butter and banana slices.
While I let my food digest (about 30 minutes), I got everything together for my run. Apparently, I take a lot of stuff with me!
For my running “fuel” this morning, I tried out a package of Honey Stinger Energy Chews and Haribo Gummy Bears. (I grabbed the gummy bears at CVS this morning.) Both fueled me through my run, but I’ve decided that I just don’t like running and chewing at the same time. I’m definitely sticking to the “gu” from now on.
For my 16-miler, I made an 8-mile loop (using Gmap Pedometer), which started and ended at my apartment, so I put water and my second package of fuel on my front porch for easy access. It also made a great “rest stop” at the halfway point.
When I started running, the weather was cold, gray, and a little rainy, but it wasn’t anything that I couldn’t handle… or so I thought!
By mile 2, the light drizzle turned into full on rain. 😕
Which continued for the next 14 miles. No joke. It actually sort of sucked at times. 🙁
I’m quickly learning that training for a marathon is not all rainbows and butterflies. It also includes boogers and stomach cramps, and not every run is fun and wonderful. Running is hard! It’s even harder in the rain and wind. But, I tackled 16 miles and that’s all that matters! 😀
- Mile 1: 9:16
- Mile 2: 9:07
- Mile 3: 9:18
- Mile 4: 9:23
- Mile 5: 9:30
- Mile 6: 9:43
- Mile 7: 9:36
- Mile 8: 9:33
- Mile 9: 9:30
- Mile 10: 9:24
- Mile 11: 9:31
- Mile 12: 9:39
- Mile 13: 10:14
- Mile 14: 10:03
- Mile 15: 10:26
- Mile 16: 9:30
It was just about lunchtime when I finished stretching, Tiger Tailing, icing, and showering, so I whipped up a quickie meal. I made scrambled eggs with pesto, roasted brussels sprouts, and a piece of whole wheat toast with butter and Garlic Gold. My gosh, this meal tasted amazing!
I also drank an iced coffee with lunch. I missed my morning glass because Mal finished off the batch, but he put on a new pot for me. I just needed to let it chill.
Avon Fundraiser to Benefit TNT
Remember how I mentioned that my sister is going to donate 50% of her Avon sales through Carrots ”˜N’ Cake to Team In Training? Well, a few readers left comments and emailed asking for products recommendations, so my sister made a list of her favorite Avon products. Be sure to check it out! Avon is actually really affordable. I was pleasantly surprised!
If you’re interested in purchasing something, just click over to my sister’s special Avon Fundraising page.
Thanks to everyone who entered yesterday’s LUNAFEST Giveaway. Here’s your winner: 25!
My friend and I have been looking for ideas for different “girls nights outs” besides just hitting a martini bar”¦ this looks a lot more fulfilling!
Congrats, Ryane! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
Question of the Day
Would you rather eat 50 hard boiled eggs or 100 whole lemons (minus the peels)?