Hey guys! Happy weekend to you. Hope you’re enjoying it so far – I know I am.
Yesterday ended up being a super stressful day at work, so afterwards I went out for a drink with Emily, which turned into many more than usual. Over the course of the night, I managed to consume the following:
- Several glass of cabernet
- Several vodka sodas (white grape vodka soda was my fav)
- tuna sashimi appetizer
- 1/2 a wild mushroom pizza
- 1/2 an order of sweet potato fries
- queso dip and chips
- some strange concoction of oats, peanut butter, and chocolate chips I found traces of this morning.
It’s a good thing I don’t do that too often anymore, but it was a fun night. The good part is that I was home before midnight, which is what happens if you start at 5pm. Here’s a photo of Wil and I towards the end of the evening at the last stop before home.
After sleeping it off, I woke up to a gorgeous day and started it with some coffee and Modern Family. How have I never seen this show before? I ordered the first season on Netflix and it is HYSTERICAL. Perfect way to start the day. Not long after, I made a simple breakfast of an omelet with toast.
An egg plus 1/4 cup egg whites, filled with onions, peppers, and mushrooms, and some goat cheese. Plus a slice of Ezekial toast on the side, and an unpictured pear. 6 pts+ total and perfect.
Afterwards, I set out on a run. On my training schedule, I had a 10k down for this weekend, and even though I wasn’t signed up for an official one, I wanted to do the distance race-style by myself and hopefully finish in under an hour. I have tried to finish an official 10k in under an hour before, and I finished in 1hour 1 second, no joke.
Anyways, I started off on the run geared up with my garmin and ipod, and started off a little too fast. I think when I put too much pressure on myself to go a certain speed, I end up screwing myself over and the run becomes a lot less enjoyable. After the first mile, I tried to slow down a bit and was still shooting for under an hour, but just told myself to have fun and enjoy the run.
- Mile 1: 8:59
- Mile 2: 9:13
- Mile 3: 9:25
- Mile 4: 9:15
- Mile 5: 9:12
- Mile 6: 9:28
- Last .2: 2:02
!!! Not only did I finish in under an hour, I finished in 57:32 with an average pace of 9:16. This is by far the fastest 10k I’ve ever run, and a super fast pace for me. Though sweaty and red, I was beaming when I got home from the run.
Once I took the pressure off myself, I ended up really enjoying the run and still finishing way faster than my goal time. I have to remember to not put pressure on myself on race day for my half marathon and just get out there and have fun. I need to trust that putting in the time training is enough to PR in the half, and realize that nothing good will come off putting too much pressure on myself!
I was craving one thing when I got in… a green monster.
This had 1 cup skim milk, 1 frozen banana, a handful of frozen mixed berries, vanilla extract, and some frozen spinach. It didn’t turn too green though…
So I guess it’s an SGM – semi-green monster?
Is it nice outside where you are? What are you doing to enjoy yourself this weekend? It’s supposed to be 51º and sunny tomorrow and its almost that warm today too! I’m going to try to be outside as much as possible tomorrow, and maybe go play catch with Wil before our Valentine’s day dinner.