Today I took off on my run at around four and went for 57minutes. I think it was around 11 or 12km. I don’t know exactly, but I would say closer to 12 then 11, I felt good for about the first 30 minutes and then I started getting weird stomach cramps and had to take it easy for the last 26.
Well- last night was a bit of a bust. I was in bed by 9:30 having taken cold meds and still hoping that today I would be able to get up in the morning and head out for a 6am run… Needless to say, it didn’t happen.
A blaring alarm woke me up at 6, 6:05, 6:15, then 7 (since I decided I could squeeze one in getting up at 7), then 7:30; and then finally at 8am (or 8:01, but who’s counting) I was able roll out of bed and into some clothes for the day.
So much for me and my early bird ways getting the worm. I’m just going to hold off on that promise until the sun starts rising when I do.
After rolling out of bed, I decided to go with the usual oatmeal combo (less thinking) and went for some creativity in my lunch, I made a nice little salad with smoked tofu, raspberries, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber (dressed with reduced balsamic and mustard–why mustard? Cause I’m a loser and wasn’t thinking straight– changed the whole flavor of my nice little salad); then for a snack I had a grapefruit (mid morning); and after lunch before taking off on my run I had some corn thins with almond butter, and my favorite real fruit jam (raspberry-always).
Music of choice you may be wondering (I don’t know if you are, but I often wonder what people are listening to as I run past them with their headphones in) was Robin Thicke’s Sex Therapy album for the first 30 and then a little Taylor Swift to carry me on home. I wanted to go for a slower mix because I feel like if I listen to slower music, I may run at a slower pace (less pain), but that’s not always the case.. sometimes I’m just in pain listening to slow music. Today wasn’t so bad though.
Tonight for dinner I’m cooking up a chicken and olive dish with brown rice. It’s a new recipe, so I’ll let you know how it goes, and if it’s any good, will make sure I post up the recipe tomorrow morning, with perhaps a photo.