I didn't want to eat breakfast before running, so I just had a cup of tea. Grabbed my hydration belt and headed to the park to meet them at 6:00. Stephanie was already taking a couple of sunrise photos when we got there. Despite being a humid 70 degrees that early in the morning, it was gorgeous!
Jessica and I were going to run that with her, and then continue on to do 10 miles total (we have a 10-mile race next weekend). The bugs were out in full-force this morning. Good thing I didn't eat breakfast, because I probably ate my weight in bugs. Yum.
|I'm a very sweaty beast in that photo|
After Stephanie finished her 4.5 miles, we did about a half-mile walk to the car, and then Jessica and I headed back out. That short walk was great for my knee, and I was able to do the rest of the run without a walk break! I was SO happy about that. We finished just short of 10-miles (9.6 total, not including the walk), and I only had to do the one break. Maybe all this strength training, foam rolling, and stretching is starting to pay off. I certainly hope so! I wasn't even limping when I was done :)
|I had no idea that Stephanie was taking pics of us!|
On the way home, I stopped at a new bakery that just opened by our house. There is one about 20 minutes away, and Jerry is obsessed with their donuts. So I bought three donuts--one for Jerry, and one for each of the kids. I was tempted, but decided to save those calories for tonight when we cook on the grill.
I came home and made an unusual-for-me smoothie. It consisted of:
3/4 cup water
1/2 an avocado
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
handful of blueberries
1 Tbsp. almond butter
8 ice cubes
Sounds very strange having the avocado in there, but it was actually pretty good! The avocado gave it a very smooth, creamy texture, and the prominent flavor was the blueberries. It kept me full for a really long time, too, even after the 10 mile run I did beforehand.
Okay, I need to figure out what dessert to make tonight. Something fun to spend my 917 burned calories on! ;)
*Thank you, Steph, for the pictures!!*