I loved this! Because they're so small I ate one or two every half mile, and it was honestly like I was running for jellybeans. Whenever I got tired I would tell myself, "half a mile longer and you get a jellybean." Genius.
I managed to head out early enough (8am) that it was a nice temperature and not sunny, but after an hour or so the sun was out and I could really feel myself working harder to maintain the pace. Here's the breakdown of the 11 miles:
If you ignore the last half mile (I finished the run and started walking home but forgot to turn off the Garmin) the pace was 9:32. Pretty similar to what they had been on the treadmill, so I was pleased. Not negative splits throughout but relatively consistent and the last mile was the fastest--I love when that happens!
Another ice bath was on the agenda and I was (for maybe the first time?) thankful we are living in a place with an ice machine so I don't have to go far!
|Ghetto-Fabulous. Any idea what the sign is supposed to say?|
I bundled up in a sweater, got myself a nice snack, and settled in to watch Mean Girls. On my computer, propped up on the toilet. Seriously guys, it's all about class. P.S. if you've never dipped giant pretzel rods in PB you are missing out BIG TIME.
Twenty minutes of that felt so much faster watching trashy movies made for 13 year olds. Loved it. Shower, foam rolling, and a bit of blog-stalking later, I was ready for lunch. I stuck with the childlike theme of the day (jellybeans at 8am, Mean Girls...) and heated up some corn dogs. I haven't had these in about a year but they really hit the spot.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies out there, I hope you're getting the royal treatment! And of course Happy Mother's Day to my mom too, hope my siblings are taking good care of you!
What are your Sunday plans?
Off to Starbucks to sit outside and read in the sun with a yummy drink. Perfect way to spend a nice Sunday afternoon!
Have you ever eaten something on a run other than the normal gus, chews, etc?
I have run a few times with candy! Only fruity sugary ones, but they seem to work just fine for me. Nothing too strange though, don't think my stomach could handle it.