Hi friends! It’s been all about the running over here lately – the weather has been so lovely!
I was working from home yesterday and took advantage of the beautiful day by taking an afternoon run break with my friend Karen. It was so warm in the sun that I met up with her in shorts and a tank. Shorts and a tank, in November?! Crazy, right?
We had a great run, as always, chatting away the whole time and enjoying the views.
5 miles went by way too fast!
But luckily, I had more running to do, because after stretching out and saying goodbye to Karen, I raced right over to Girls on the Run (GOTR) practice! As I’ve mentioned before, I’m coaching GOTR this fall, and we did a practice 5k with the girls yesterday at the high school track next door to their school (normally we run in a pretty little park at the elementary school). It was quite big time over there with all the high school boys running too! 😉
I’m super proud of the girls – everyone made it the whole 5k! Each girl got a popsicle stick every 3 laps so they could keep track of how far they’d gone, and once they had 4 popsicle sticks (12 laps), they knew they just had to run to the end of the straight part of the track and they’d have finished 3.1 miles! I ran the 5k with one girl and then helped another finish hers out, so ended up doing about 4 miles out there with them.
I’m so glad we had such nice weather for the big day! The official real 5k race is coming up this Sunday, which should be a lot of fun, too. This season flew by!
I decided against going to my track workout this morning because I didn’t know if doing a track workout the morning after doing a total of 9 miles was the smartest idea, but of course this morning I was awake/couldn’t fall back asleep and it was AMAZING out and I was totally bummed I didn’t go. Ohhhhh well.
I’m working downtown today so I packed up a quick lunch and some snacks to enjoy while here – definitely eating lunch outside today to take in this sun! We had some leftover couscous from a dinner last week that I threw some chickpeas into and some baby kale on top of. Plus an unpictured vinaigrette (lemon juice + olive oil + dijon mustard) that I’ll throw on before eating it. Only thing missing was some avocado – we’re all out, the horror!
I also packed a kiwi to snack on with lunch.
As for snacks, I grabbed an unpictured hardboiled egg and a couple of these awesome raw donut holes I picked up from a local spot called South Block. So good!
Have a great day, my friends!
What’s on your lunch/snack menu today?