We have yet another GORGEOUS.. sunny day with low humidty here in CT… I am actually blogging while sitting at the POOL right now.
Mmmhmmm! That is right. The wireless signal from our apartment stretches ALL they way down to the pool.. full strength too. This could be bad. Right now.. both Justin and I are sitting here with our computers.
I feel like people think we are kind of odd. MAYBE they think we are students.. working towards our PHDs.. HAHAH! I think they fact that I keep snapping photos probably makes them think otherwise.
I awoke this morning feeling FAR from stellar.. and even debated whether or not I was really feeling a run this morning. Justin left for his run .. before me.. which is rare. but finally, I got my shit together and set out to do maybe 5 miles at around 8am.. this too is late for me.
But after about 3 miles.. I was like wow.. I am feeling GREAT now. I was more awake… had a little hop in my step.. wasn’t tired AT ALL.. so .. I decided I would see where the rest of the run led me.
Mile 5 – gone.
Mile 6 – gone
Mile 7 – Gone.
Mile 8 – Gone.
I ran 9 freakin’ miles this morning. NINE! Second weekend in a row that I’ve set a PDR. I felt fabulous the entire time!
Um. I also FINALLy loaded the garmin software.. and played around with it a tiny bit.. but certainly do not know the full potential yet.
I maintained an 8:29 average pace for the whole distance.. but did some intervals during mile 4 and mile 7 – which definitly kept my overall pace under 8:30. We’ve got a lot of telephone poles on this route.. so I would pick up the pace til I got to a pole.. then slow it down until I got to the next one… and carried that on for 1/2 – 3/4 of a mile. It is kind of cool to look at how my speed changed throughout the run too:
Not sure what this means about my run.. but its pretty!
So – today – I definitely found that I have a true love for runnig. Getting out.. and letting my legs just do their thing…can truly turn my day around. I was tired.. I was moody.. I just wasn’t me. But I got out there .. for the love of the run.. and came back knowing just how much I love running!
Once again.. after the run, I had a stomach of BRICKS.. but wanted to get our errands run immediately. So.. without eating (and maybe without showering.. TMI).. we hopped in the car and headed to Home Depot.
We spoke to a specialist in the window department and have a better idea of what we need to do.
Then.. we headed to Home Goods to by some new towels..
And made our final stop at the place everybody loves to go.. TRADER JOES!
Picked up a few goodies (maybe.. just maybe.. for the BAKE SALE on MONDAY).. and Justin picked up his lunch after I told him I had to eat breakfast when we got home…
Which is exactly what I did:
Before my run, I cooked 1/2 c. oat bran with 2 and 1/4 cups water, 1/2 a sliced banana, spash of vanilla, and some Sunwarrior. I let it cool in the fridge, topping it with frozen blueberries.. and added a bit of PB when I returned home.
Then – I did something TRUELY amazing. I am sure you guys have been reading about Katie’s AMAZING BLONDIES.. using the ever so interesting ingredients of CHICKPEAS… and I have been dying to give these a whirl. Well.. look what I just so happened to pick up today…
It was GO time. I made a few changes – and added some dried cherries rather then chocolate chips.. and honestly.. I am lucky that the batter even made it into the oven. It was INSANELY good. I made them into circles.. rather than your average square blondie… but I don’t discriminate against shape.
Justin and I are having a little date night tonight.. and I am super excited for how we will be ending the evening!!
Seeing Hangover 2 …
And experiencing PINKBERRY for the first time.
Um, clearly, I am way more excited for the latter part!!
What are your plans for the rest of the evening? I’d love the know all the FUN you will be up to. Have you had pinkberry? What should I get ?!?!?!