Don’t you love it when Sundays really feel like Saturdays? Long weekends are the best.
We woke up after a solid 8 hours of sleep ready to take on the day
The sun was beating down (80 degrees by 10:30am! This does not happen here!) so boyfriend headed to the gym and I went for an easy run. I have serious ADD and intense boredom when it comes to doing weights/toning exercises, so I’ve been letting pilates and TRX take care of that.
I was planning on today being a rest day, but I felt good, and I wanted to move. The weather was too beautiful not to be outside and I contemplated just walking for about .5 seconds before deciding to just lace up my shoes and do it.
I’m definitely not used to running in the heat and didn’t bring any water with me. Luckily I wasn’t a total space-case this morning and lathered up the SPF and wore a running cap. Needless to say at the end of it I was parched and a sweaty mess willing it to be over.
My shins started to hurt right around mile 2 so I slowed down my pace a bit and they started to feel better. They’re still a little uncomfortable though – I think between my run yesterday and the one this morning, I need a couple of days of cross training!
Here were the stats:
Not bad for it being so hot out and my shins acting up! I was able to pick it up a bit the last mile and a half when the wind was at my back so I think that helped the over all pace/time.
When I got back to the apartment, red-faced and over-heated, the only thing that sounded good was a smoothie.
Into the blender went:
- 1.5 C 1% Milk
- Extra large scoop vanilla protein powder
- Organic frozen strawberries
- 2 handfuls organic spinach
- Shake and a half of cinnamon
- Squirt of Agave Nectar