If you recall my post from last Saturday, you’ll remember that I ran a HARD 5 miles after a few nights of bad sleep. This weekend I was determined to right the wrongs from my run last week and I feel like I was really successful!
Problem #1: Breakfast
Last weekend, I had two pieces of toast with peanut butter, applesauce and coffee. It was around 500 calories and filled me UP. I waited about an hour and a half to digest but to no avail. I was sloshing around for 5 miles.
This morning, I had a significantly smaller breakfast:
Served with a side of ruby-red berries:
Problem #2: Hydration
Last week it was really hot when I did my run, so this wasn’t as much of an issue today, but I still wanted to test out a fuel belt because as it gets hotter and I run longer than 5 miles, I’ll need water on the run.
I used a traditional fuel belt with two mini water bottles. It was a little annoying in the beginning of my run, but I figured it out after a while. I can tell that although it is uncomfortable, having water on the run will be really invaluable for the summer.
Problem #3: Too much too soon
Last weekend my first mile was under 10 minutes, but that was the only one! They all got slower as I went. Today I listened to my body and felt strong enough throughout my entire run to hit negative splits each mile:
I was especially inspired during mile 4 when my FAVORITE running song came on: I Love It by Icona Pop. I always kick it up a notch when this song comes on!
I conquered all of the problems I had last weekend! Hooray!
I went to the park with my parents, which was a fun family affair. Lunch happened immediately upon arriving home: