Well hello again, double digits. I haven’t seen you on my watch in awhile!
Matt and I are heading out of town this weekend, and with my first half marathon of the season looming in less than a month and no long run last weekend because I was sick, I knew I needed to get in a longer run this week. I emailed my running buddy Karen and asked if she was crazy/awesome enough to run 10 miles with me this morning, and what do you know! She was on board. :)
Old photo of us because I dropped the ball on taking one this morning!
We had a fabulous run – cold and sunny and filled with nonstop chatter. The run FLEW by and we both felt great! It was seriously just what I needed to get me excited (and feeling more confident) about all these half marathons! Yay.
When I get up to about 9 or 10 miles is when I start bringing fuel with me for runs. Karen and I took a short break at mile 5 to stretch, eat our gels, and drink some water. My brother swears by these Clif shot gels and gave me some to try – I was a big fan! Love that it has a little caffeine in it, too.
- Mile 1: 9:02
- Mile 2: 9:14
- Mile 3: 8:42
- Mile 4: 9:25
- Mile 5: 8:42
- Mile 6: 8:52
- Mile 7: 8:43
- Mile 8: 8:49
- Mile 9: 8:26
- Mile 10: 8:31
Overall time: 1:29:26. Total distance: 10.16 miles. Overall pace: 8:51 min/miles. Great run – thanks, Karen! :)
I was supposed to meet Matt for lunch but we had to reschedule for an afternoon coffee date instead, so when I came home I threw together a quick lunch similar to those featured in my How to Make a Quick and Healthy Weeknight Dinner post. First, a base of a huge handful of fresh spinach, wilted in the microwave on high for 1 minute. It always amazes me how much spinach cooks down!
Topped with some leftover quinoa and lentils (about 1 cup worth), and some fresh tomatoes.
And on top of that, two fried eggs! Blog reader Elizabeth commented on my dinner post that she and her husband often make similar meals, but top them with fried eggs. I loved that idea – thanks for sharing, Elizabeth! It was delicious. :)
The only thing I wished I’d had on hand to add to the mix was some avocado! And maybe some more veggies. :)
On the side, I had two clementines. Do clementines make anyone else think of the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?” LOVE that movie.
Off to get some more work done – hope you’re all having great days!
Anyone else want to share any great runs they got in this week? Or any great meals they’ve made? Go ahead and brag!