Redo Run

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!

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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:

breakfast1Honey Bunches of Oats! I haven’t had a bowl of these in forever and I had forgotten how yummy they are!

cerealThe best part was they didn’t get immediately soggy upon the addition of milk. It was excellent.

Served with a side of ruby-red berries:

berries

 

breakfast2After breakfast, I waited over two hours before I finally started my run. I also sipped on some water throughout the morning to keep myself hydrated.

Problem #2: Hydration

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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:

Screen Shot 2013-04-13 at 3.19.11 PMI 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:

lunch1Smoked trout salad! With lots of carrots, red bell pepper, green onion, dijon mustard and mayonaise.

fishServed with crackers for dipping:

crackersAnd green grapes!

grapes

 

lunch2Now I’m enjoying the baseball game for the afternoon. I’ve got several recipes to post soon, so look out for those! I’ll share one later tonight.

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