It seems like all my runs have not felt good lately. I have been so tired and the heat has really been bothering me! Temps in the 100’s have not helped with motivation at all.
However, this most recent heat wave broke yesterday with a crazy thunderstorm. So, this morning, after breakfast of blueberries, greek yogurt, granola, and a drizzle of honey:
when I was about to head to the gym for an elliptical day, I suddenly had the urge to run!
So, I changed shoes, grabbed the Garmin and headed to the park! Even though you could feel the humidity in the air, it was only 73 degrees out with a nice breeze, and total cloud coverage (my favorite running sky 🙂 ).
I ended up doing 8.5 miles and every minute felt great. I planned a route so that I would do Harlem Hills twice (sadly, I didn’t find any money this time 😦 ).
My pace wasn’t super fast, varied between 8:00 and 8:30, but I was so happy the whole time and it totally gave me my confidence back after such a crappy run on Sunday. Yay!
When I got home I whipped up a protein shake, stretched, and iced my shins.
Blended in the magic bullet! Yummmmmmmm!
1. Did you/are you running today? How far?
2. What do you like to eat before/right after running?