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