Good Morning :) It's 73 degrees out, most cloudy and I love it! Dare I say we are in our decent into Fall weather???? I had the most enjoyable run this morning. I went six miles! It felt really great and I didn't feel exhausted at the end. I also did not walk at all and my pace kicked some booty!
Of course, I ran in my new Mizunos and wore my running pak.
The running pak says that it doesn't bounce while you run and I suppose that is technically true. It DOES ride up though. I started with it down by my belly button and two minutes into the run it was almost to my chest. Maybe if I tighten it up that will help....
The plan for my run this morning was to try a new route. It involved going down the Prince William Parkway, which doesn't have a side walk. It was a little scary at times but the shoulder was large enough to put adequate space between me and traffic. I finished up the route that I planned out and looked at my Nike+ to check the distance. I had gone five miles. Emily had six miles planned for today and I thought I might as well do the same :) So I started running through the side streets of my neighborhood to get that extra mile.
Once I finished my six miles, I went home for some breakfast. I usually love to fix eggs and sausage on the weekends but after all that running, I didn't feel like being in front of a hot stove. So Julia had yogurt with fresh berries and granola and I had a delicious smoothie!
Today's smoothie had frozen, sweet cherries, fresh blueberries, fresh strawberries, spinach, wheat germ, chia seeds, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, and baking cocoa powder. It was soo good! I can't remember if I have tried cocoa in my smoothies before or not, but I will definitely be doing it again. I can't wait to try a smoothie with cocoa and put some almond butter or peanut butter in it too. YUM!
Well I am off to train with Patrice now and then to the running store to check out compression socks.
What's your favorite way to refuel after a run?