Happy Sunday!! It’s my all-time favorite day. You can sleep in, still have
alcohol mimosas at brunch and laying on the couch all day is completely acceptable.
This weekend was a great one. It was extremely relaxing – Friday night, I stayed home alone watching T.V. and going to sleep early. It was glorious. Saturday, I woke up, hung out with the man and then met a friend to run 7 miles! (More on that later). Then we went to grab margaritas! Absolutely wonderful.
FRIDAY – The beginning of the weekend was great. Work was pretty good, I ate some good eats and cleaned out the DVR. Breakfast was an apple. Lunch was a chopped salad with ranch dressing. It was amazing. The next picture is of my open sunroof. The first open sunroof of 2013!! Oh, then I had a few Oreo’s. For dinner, I had whole wheat rigatoni with butter and shredded mozzarella cheese. I spent my Friday night watching some of my favorite Bravo shows over a glass of white wine. For dessert, I had the last piece of cake in bed. What is it about eating food in bed that is so delicious?
SATURDAY – What a great day Saturday was! Not only was it gorgeous weather, delicious margaritas were devoured. For breakfast, I had 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with peanut butter, an apple and hazelnut coffee. Then I had some Sun Chips! For a pre-run snack, I had a mozzarella cheese stick. Dinner after the run was chips and guacamole, Georgia Peach margaritas and I split my entree with a friend. It was a quesadilla with chicken, bacon, cheese and avocado, which was then covered with sour cream. It was delicious and I’m so glad we split it!!
THE RUN – I was supposed to run 7 miles on Saturday, which is what we did. I swung by a running store to pick up some Gu and a nice running fanny pack! I had a chocolate Gu on the run, which was amazing. I also grabbed a Gatorade because I don’t think I drank enough water before hand.
I like my fanny pack. It’s pink!
I learned a lot of things on my run yesterday.
- It was 70 degrees – that is too hot for my body. I’ve fainted 3 times in my life, 2 of which were because I got overheated during exercise. I really need to watch how I feel while I exercise. I could feel myself getting hot if there wasn’t a breeze, so I ran pretty slowly.
- I need to practice hills! There were some step hills on the run and I walked up those hills because I was exhausted and hot. That was the only walking I did, but I need to build up my endurance for the race!
- I can’t carry anything while running. I put my Gu and car keys in my new fanny pack, but I held the Gatorade in my hand. It was surprisingly heavy. So, note to self: I really need to drink about 3 times more water during the day when I have to run that far.
- I can finish anything if I put my mind to it. Even though I was insanely tired and hot, I finished the run! It took me a total of 1:21:30, which is about 11:39 average pace. This pace isn’t horrible since I walked up the hills. I would say my average running pace was 10:24, which is a little slower than my goal for race day.
I’m proud of myself for running that far and not giving up and turning around. That’s all that matters. I’m a little sore today, mostly in my knees and shoulders – I’m sure that means I was running with my shoulders up . Now it’s time to relax before heading to the grocery store.
How were your runs this weekend?