How has your morning been?
Mine looked like this:
I was out the door at 5:46am (boyfriend I promise I will stop hitting snooze so much) this morning to tackle my long run – 9 MILES – of the week… and I’m shocking myself as I type this but… it. was. awesome.
I’m making an effort to actually “pace” myself on these long runs rather than sprinting out of the gates at an 8:00/mile and having zero left by mile 5. This morning I kept it on average between 8:48-9:45 the entire time (massive hill excluded) and at the end, felt amazing, and like I could have gone a bit longer.
This has never happened before.
The weather was perfect – foggy, cloudy, with the ocean breeze lightly blowing. I ran to the Golden Gate Bridge, up to the actual bridge, across the bridge and back home.
There’s definitely something about running on the bridge before the city wakes up – its beautiful, peaceful and so serene. And then Train’s “Save Me San Francisco” came on my iPod when I was about halfway across the bridge.
Does it get much better than that?
I love San Francisco.
I came home and proceeded to chug an entire blender’s worth of a protein smoothie.
- Frozen blueberries
- Frozen strawberries
- Scoop and a half of Vanilla Elite Protein Powder
- 1 c 1% Milk
x3. Not joking. Hit. the. spot.
Time to get some work done before taking off to a warmer destination tomorrow for the weekend! 🙂
How did you start your morning today?