|Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Granola ("weekend cereal"), TJs coffee creamer|
I did a little warm-up walk and then started running just before 9:30am. Given my stomach upset and my still-a-bit-sore body (from Thursday) I started out at a nice 10:00 per mile pace. After a couple miles of that I started feeling good enough to pick it up a bit, closer to 9:30 for the next couple miles. I had two shot bloks at mile 3. The sun was shining and the temperature had risen to the mid-40's, just beautiful running weather. By mile 5 I was feeling spiffy enough to just run and my pace picked up to closer to 9:15 for the next few miles. I had two more shot bloks at mile 6. As I neared the 9-mile mark I decided it would be a fun challenge to try and run the last mile at a 09:00 pace. I planned to have two more shot bloks at mile 9 but was so focused on my 09:00 plan that I forgot.
|10 miles in 1:34:12 !!|
My stomach was not spared the post-run angst altogether but it wasn't nearly as bad as last week. More like mild discomfort that I could handle with a trip or two to the bathroom. Before long I was starving and ended up in a warm coffee shop eating a bagel with cream cheese and having a (soy) skinny vanilla latte. I was cozy, relaxed and happy. Happy, happy, happy. I did a bit of window shopping at Athleta and a running store and then headed for home.
|Miguel and our little man.|
|Baskin Robbins, kids scoop Pralines and Cream|
Tonight I had a bit of unusual fun. The owners of my gym are doing some publicity photography and videos for their website. They asked me to be a part of it. Tonight was the photography and in two Sundays they are doing video interviews. It felt really good to be asked. They did a bit of prettying me up and then started taking pictures. I was wearing my most fitted tops (per their instruction) and they still put clips on the back of my shirt to make it totally fitted. I have none to share here yet (though I posted a few grainy preview pics on my FB page) but I'm quite excited to see the final images. The whole process made me feel, dare I say, not bad looking. I know, I know...I'm getting there.
I came home and my mom had (at my request, no less) picked up Popeye's fried chicken for dinner. I ate a hearty (but not heart healthy) dinner and called it a day. Ice cream, fried chicken, a 10 mile run and a gym photo shoot. That's a full day if I ever heard of one.