After the tacos, I got my Runners World in the mail which was just perfect timing. The articles in there really inspire me and pump me up and it was exactly what I needed. I woke up feeling positive about the run this morning and I DID IT! So excited, this is the first 13-mile run I have had in well over a year and it felt amazing. I managed to finish the run in 2:04:30 (9:34 pace). For those of you who said that a great run comes after a blah one, you're right! I felt like I finished strong and this was my fastest long run pace in a while. Ok, enough patting myself on the back and on to the good stuff....
POST RUN FOOD!
I ate a Cinnamon Roll LaraBar right after my run. Honestly, I barely even noticed I was eating it. I just needed calories in my belly. I went grocery shopping even before I showered or foam rolled. I genuinely feel bad for the people in the store with me for those 30 minutes. I know I wasn't smelling good. Just for the record, I would say buying groceries after a long run is
the worst idea ever not great. I wanted to buy everything. I managed to control myself a little and escaped with the things on my list and some Swedish Fish Eggs. I have never seen them before, I guess they are for Easter? I think the two of us are going to be hanging out a lot this afternoon:
After I washed the pound of dried salt off my body (TMI? I sweat a lot) I foam rolled and made my new favorite salad. On a bed of greens there are: green beans, a whole baked sweet potato, sliced strawberries, almonds, dried cranberries, and balsamic vinaigrette.
Lots of healthiness so I can eat my Swedish Fish Eggs guilt-free!
Thanks again for the kind words guys. You have inspired me to make a list of why I run in the first place. I will work on it and put it in a post soon!
What Easter foods/candies are your favorites?
What are your post long-run treats?