Can I just tell you what a 180 today’s run was from last week’s? Granted, I only went 7 miles instead of 11, but if this gives you any indication, afterwards I felt like this:
Can’t fake that!
Rewind a little bit – last night I went to a little comedy show that I read about in the local paper at the Velvet Lounge in DC. It’s funny because the show was early (started at 7pm) and let’s just say the place wasn’t as impressive in daylight. The show, however, was AWESOME and only $5! It was 2 hours with 6 or 7 different comics, and my friend Jillian and I were right up front. It was HYSTERICAL. The headliner was Nikki Glaser who was on Last Comic Standing, and she is this cute little midwestern girl who is so raunchy. You would never expect her to say what comes out of her mouth by looking at her, and she had the whole crowd laughing the entire time she was on stage.
Because I knew I was going to run this morning, I didn’t drink at the bar (probably also why it was less impressive than by night). I had some seltzer and just kind of laughed along when each of the comics asked if everyone was drinking and the rest of the audience shouted YES! back. Glad to report I had an awesome time even though I didn’t have a sip, which is not something I usually do (go to a bar and don’t drink).
I was up a little later than planned last night, so was not thrilled when my alarm went off at 7:30am on a Saturday, but up I got. I toasted an english muffin before I set out on the run and didn’t bring a water bottle or Camelbak with me just so I could get out the door quicker. The weather was GORGEOUS and perfect for running, and off I went! I had a packet of Sports Beans (100 cals) that I ate from mile 4-5 and I seriously felt like a million bucks during most of the run – such a 180 from last week. Here’s the breakdown:
- Mile 1: 9:16
- Mile 2: 9:37
- Mile 3: 9:31
- Mile 4: 9:18
- Mile 5: 9:17
- Mile 6: 9:03
- Mile 7: 9:07
- Total: 1 hour 5 min 10 sec – 9:18 pace (!!!)
That is probably the fastest I’ve ever run 7 miles, and I felt amazing afterwards. I’m feeling a lot better about next Saturday’s half marathon and can’t believe I only have a 4 miler and 30 minute tempo run left before then!
After the run, I ate a piece of Ezekiel 4:9 toast with peanut butter made from peanut flour, vanilla extract, and water. (30 grams peanut flour = 16 grams of protein)
I also made a quick smoothie to go with it.
Coconut milk, frozen strawberries, and frozen mango. It was tasty, but missing something – a banana! I’m totally out of bananas and if I don’t eat one today, this will be the first day in MONTHS I haven’t had at least one. I have a banana every morning with breakfast (or for a morning snack) and sometimes another one later in the day. For smoothies, it adds such a creamy sweetness, so without it, it just feels like something’s missing!
I’m off to head to the conference for work for the rest of the day and will be staying at the hotel overnight, so you won’t hear from me until Monday morning. Make the most of your weekend!!
Is there any food you eat every single day?