How was your weekend? I hope it was a great one! Mine was low-key and laid-back. I actually took a little social media/blogging break, which was wonderful and much-needed, so I only snapped one photo””actually Mal took it””yesterday afternoon right before my long run of the week.
I ran for 80-minutes and felt okay. My legs were tired from the previous day’s workout, so I just trucked along at an easy pace. Even still, I made it all 80 minutes, and I am happy about that!
FYI: The app I use to track my runs is RunKeeper.
I’m actually kind of surprised I even made it out of the house for this run. Mal and I had plans yesterday afternoon, so we coordinated our workouts in the morning to make sure he could go to CrossFit and I could run for 80-minutes. We even planned a “go time” for me to keep us on track, so we wouldn’t be late. Well, 30 minutes after I planned to start running, I finally made it out the door. Here’s how things played out”¦
Put on workout capris
Quinn gets fussy, so I feed him
Walk around the house and give Quinn some time to digest and burp
Chug water since I haven’t had any for a good 12 hours
My stomach starts to growl so I eat half of a banana
Quinn seems content, so I put him in his bouncer to play
Put on the rest of my workout clothes + headband + sunblock
Lace up my sneakers
Wait for Mal to get out of the shower so he can watch Quinn
Wash the pureed carrots out of my wedding and engagement ring <— no idea how this happened or how long it had been there
Load up the Balanced Bites podcast on my iPhone
Ask Mal to snap a pic for me
FINALLY start running!
Oh, life with a baby! Haha! Honestly, I’m just glad I got my run in. It was such a beautiful day yesterday (upper 50s and sunny) and totally not typical of November weather in Massachusetts, so I knew I needed to take advantage of it. And, of course, I loved every second of it. (HOW am I going to train in the freezing cold, ice, and snow all winter! AHHH!)
This morning, I woke up hungry, but not in the mood for anything specific. Usually, I’m in the mood for an egg sandwich, but I didn’t feel like making the effort to cook, so I went with my old standby: peanut butter + banana on an English muffin. Boring. I’m definitely in a breakfast rut and desperately need some new ideas for breakfast.
(Quinn was really interested in Murphy licking the almost-empty peanut butter jar this morning!)
Questions of the Day
What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Have any new and exciting breakfast ideas to share?
How long does it typically take you to get ready to run?
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