Wednesday, September 21, 2011

30 Day Challenge: Day 5

Smoothie (protein powder, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup mixed berries, 2 spoonfuls Greek yogurt, 1t chia seeds, 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, handful spinach)

Lite cheese stick
1/4 cup trail mix (Trader Joe's Organic Trek Mix)

Sesame bagel w/butter & strawberry jelly

Lite cheese-stick
Chocolate peppermint Luna bar

3 slices CiCi's cheese pizza (2 before running, one after)

Post-run Snack:
Chocolate milk (1 small bottle - 2 servings)
Slice of cake to celebrate running buddies' anniversary
4 dark chocolate raspberry sticks from Trader Joe's

Great run with half training group. I started with 2/2 intervals and then moved up to 4/2 intervals. I think my problem yesterday was that I hadn't eaten enough before my run - 2 slices of pizza tonight gave me plenty of energy and kick, and I totally rocked the last quarter mile with a BIG kick! I ran with the same friend I ran with on Sunday - we make good running partners, we have a similar pace and keep each other going. Thanks, Cynthia!

Total distance: 4.6 miles
Total time: 1:03:00 (I am guessing - I forgot to look at my watch when we officially stopped running)
Average pace: 13:41

I need to figure out something to do tomorrow for cross-training. I wonder if there is yoga on demand on Netflix? Otherwise it may be time to dust off the set of weights that I bought, um...4 years ago? That have never been used? I think I want to start my morning exercises back up, too - at least sit-ups and push-ups. Need to start working on the jiggly parts!

Had some shin pain on tonight's run, so I am going to sleep in my sexy socks and see how my legs feel tomorrow. Next run is on Friday...the first day of Fall - my favorite time of year! Which reminds me, I need to start my gratitudes again...

Today I am grateful for:
  • the Big Red Dog, great running partner and snuggler
  • the yummy Chicken Fried Tofu I discovered at Whole Foods which I would never have discovered if my daughter J had not decided to become a vegetarian
  • rain storms with zig-zag lightning and big rumblers
  • fall weather
  • my down alternative comforter - not quite cool enough for it, but it is just oh, so comfy I couldn't wait to pull it out of storage!

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