Well, well, well.
Look who got her booty out of bed at 5:50am this morning to knock out the 5 miles on her training plan.
I can count the number of times I’ve woken up to workout before work on one hand, so this was a big deal.
And so worth it.
Feels so good to be done with my run for the day before it even starts!
Yes, it occurred to me that I went way, way too fast.
I bought headphones over the weekend at Marshalls because the iPhone ear buds always fall out of my ears when I run… and when it’s windy? Forget it, no chance.
I went for the Skull Candy Chops (Any more hardcore and I’d have Beats by Dre) because they were $9 and quite honestly, they match my iPod shuffle. (Judge all you want for my reasoning 😉 ) They didn’t budge the entire run and stayed firmly in place….amazing!
The only downside? I can’t control my music with the push of a button on the headphones (like I can with the Apple earbuds) so I need to clean up the running playlist a bit.
Highly recommend these for the sound quality, comfort and price!
Coincidentally my run ended a mere 25 feet from Starbucks. Weird, I know.
So rather than brew my own coffee (yes the 90 seconds I’d have to wait for my Keurig to get me a cup was just too much), I decided that 5 miles before 7am warranted Starbucks doing the brewing.
Enter Venti Black Coffee.
Also enter that my judgment was clearly clouded by thirst and hunger because drinking a venti black coffee on an empty stomach after a 5-mile run is not a good idea.
I felt severely light-headed on the bus and was literally willing it to drive faster.
So that I could drink this little beauty.
I’m not sure how, but it didn’t look like sludge today even with 2 handfuls of spinach! It was an awesome purple color.
- 1 c 1% milk
- Splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Frozen banana
- Frozen blueberries
- 1 heaping scoop Elite vanilla whey protein powder
- 2 handfuls spinach
Quick tip: We’ve started buying bananas by the XL bundle so that we can freeze most of them – makes smoothies so much creamier and tastier. Just peel, slice in half, and throw in a freezer bag and you’ve got instant (almost!) frozen fruit!
Off to get some work done, hope you have a great Wednesday! 🙂
What is the running gadget you can’t live without?