8 Miles Done

Good morning! It is a beautiful morning here in Chicagoland. I love this weather – not too hot and not too cold. Just perfect.

Today’s Workout

  • 8 miles outside, sunny and nice

I started out my day with an 8 miles run this morning. That’s my farthest run outside to date (I’ve run ten miles on the treadmill). It was also my hardest run. I ended up having to take a lot of walking breaks.

I think the problem was that I am coming off of four days with pretty much no carbs. My body just couldn’t run and my legs were dying.

Last night for dinner, I had salmon (a little overdone!), corn on the cob, fruit, and a baked potato. I only had a few bites of the half of the potato before giving it to Danny.

My body just wanted fruit and veggies, and I probably ate two full plates of fruit.

It probably wasn’t the best idea to run 8 miles coming off of a juice cleanse, but I am kind of running out of time since the 15k is next Saturday. My goal is simply to finish.

Pre-run I ate half a Picky Bar.

This was my first time having a picky bar, and I thought it was really good. I brought pomegranate Honey Stinger chews that I ate at miles 3 and 6. I ate the rest of the Picky Bar after my run.

I usually don’t bring my cell phone with me when I run, but if I had it today I would have called Danny to come pick me up. My legs were so sore.

By the time I got home my legs were like dead weight, and I could hardly walk down the stairs. I stretched for a few minutes and then took my first ever ice bath.

I sat in the bath tube fully dressed and let the cold water cover my legs. Then Danny dumped in the ice. We didn’t have too much ice at home so I just used what we had. I sat in it for about 15 minutes.

Getting in the cold water was the toughest part but once I sat for a few minutes the ice cold water was a relief. I played Candy Crush on my phone to keep me occupied and take my mind off the cold water.

The kids loved that I sat in the bath tub with all my clothes on.

I wore my new Amphipod water belt for my run.


I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it. I think in general it just bothers me to have something around my waist when I’m running. I spent the first mile trying to adjust the thing around my waist. I felt like it kept slipping up my waist when I ran.

I tried positioning it different ways but nothing felt 100% comfortable. Even though I like the concept, it was just more of a hindrance to me.

I’m off to make my orzo spinach salad and go to my stepbrother’s graduation party. Have a great weekend!

  • What’s the weather like where you live?
  • Do you carry a cell phone when you run?
  • Ever take an ice bath?
  • Any plans this weekend?


Filed under Dinner, Fitness, Running

7 Responses to 8 Miles Done

  1. Is it too late to return it? Or maybe contact their customer service and as to exchange it for a different product?

    I have slightly cooler weather by the lake out there!
    Always carry my cell phone on my armband in case something happens.
    No ice baths yet! But I do take cold showers in the summer.
    Weekend plans: Going to a street festival tomorrow, don’t know about tomorrow.

  2. The weather here is perfect! The sun is finally shining and there is a sky there, after all :)
    I don’t have a cell to carry, and I’ve never taken an ice bath
    Easy run tomorrow!

  3. Losinglindy

    It is a beautiful day out. Good job on your run! I walk a lot too!

  4. Nice work on the 8 miles! Ice baths are annoying but so worth it. It really helps your legs recover. I just had a picky bar recently, and thought it was really good.

  5. Tiffany

    Hey! I am one of the Zooma half marathon challengers. I saw that you have a blog so I figured I would stop by and see how your training is going. My long run was a complete fail today, it’s good to aee that you finished yours :) I hope we all meet up and run together sometime soon!

    • runeatplay

      Thanks for saying hi! Whenever I have a bad run, I always try to think that a bad run is better than no run. It can be tough sometimes! Hopefullt we will meet soon. I won’t be able to make it to the meet up tomorrow but hopefully I cab make the next one!

  6. Summer

    hey girl, way to get that run done! Proud of you! We are running at 4:30 in the morning, it has been almost two weeks since my last run, I have the chicago half training I have to get going!

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