It’s less than one week until my 10K and today was my last long run! BOY was it LONG. Seven miles is a long way to go. Let’s back it up a little bit:
I slept in until 8 because I knew I wasn’t going running until between 11 and noon. I had a leisurely morning and an easy breakfast:
Strawberries used up with the last of my yogurt:
And cereal with the last of my vanilla soymilk:
After much lazing around, I finally got out for my run. The weather was NOT beautiful: cloudy, windy and in the low 40s. But the temperature was good enough for me. I wasn’t hot or cold at any point during my run.
I ran 2 miles from my car and back and stopped for some water and then ran another 3 miles. My pace was not fast, but I didn’t want it to be. I wanted to do my best to finish and feel good about it afterward.
My first 4 miles were all around the same time, 9:30, but my 5th and 6th miles were ROUGH. I was tired and had just stopped for water and my legs had tightened up. I also tried some different trails that ended up having a little more elevation than my regular route.
After my run, I went straight to Allen’s to stretch and then we went to lunch! Normally I would have showered first, but I didn’t want to go back to my room, shower, and get ready all before eating. Food was calling!
I DID borrow a tee-shirt from Allen because I was SWEATY. I was surprised I sweated as much as I did considering the temperature was pretty low.
Lunch was, of course, bagels!
Dinner was another attempt to recreate my favorite rice and beans bowl from Crazy Bowls and Wraps. I think I did a better job this time! This was super close and very tasty.
I cooked some brown rice in my rice cooker:
And topped that with the beans. I cooked a small onion with some olive oil and garlic and then added canned rinsed black beans and warmed them through. Then I added about a 1/4 cup of this “stir-fry sauce:”