TGIF, friends. TGIF.
Today I was determined to have a fresh green monster at lunchtime, no matter how crazy I had to be to do it.
I packed the components separately—1 cup of milk, frozen strawberries and half a frozen sliced bananer, and a whole bunch of spinach and protein powder.
And yes, I brought my Magic Bullet to work today. It’s that fabulous.
It was kind of messy. I went through lots of paper towels because I packed the cup too full.
But in the end, I reaped a delicious reward—a strawberry choco-nana green monster. I swear these things keep me full for hours.
I also had this random trail mix left over from my Christmas stocking, and a turkey sammich on a bagel thin. My goal was to take in a lot of food pre-run today to avoid the voms afterward.
Look at my pretty new Feetures socks! These were my pity purchase at the running store yesterday. God love them.
I also wrapped my feet with Second Skin pads and moleskin before my long run. The pads are funny—they’re kind of like jelly, and they are really ice cold when you stick them to your feet.
Then you cover them with moleskin.
I did this to the arches of both feet.
I wasn’t really hungry pre-workout, but ate half a Clif Builder’s Bar anyway. I was planning to eat the other half on my way home from the gym, but I wasn’t that hungry afterwards so I didn’t.
Anyway, apparently my action plan paid off. The verdict? 8 miles in 1:19:30, shaving 1 minute off last week’s time. Woo! I knew it would be a good run when all the treadmills were open, so I could pick my favorite—the one where you can watch the news channel AND the sunset out the window with a fan directly aimed at you. Bliss.
Random: does everyone else’s gym have Super Fit Guy (or Girl)? Because I am in constant awe of this dude I see at the gym every day. He looks like this:
Dr. Benton, from old school ER, but in running clothes. He gets on the treadmill and runs 5 miles at a 6:00-6:30 pace…and then goes and lifts for about half an hour. When he finished his run I felt like I should congratulate him, but that would be awkward. Anyway. I find people who are truly athletic and in effortless good shape inspiring. Hats off to you, Super Fit Guy!
In other news, Chocolate Outrage is indeed Outrageously Good. It does taste like frosting and will probably become my go-tu Gu. Yum!
Anyhoo, my run was pretty uneventful, which is good. At about mile 5, the moleskin on my foot started (surprise surprise) rubbing and irritating my foot. So, now I’ve added chafing and a few more blisters to each foot. Ironic, huh—the anti-blister moleskin…gives me blisters. WTF.
Left foot post-run:
Oh, running. You hurt so good. When I got home, out of curiosity, I did the Runner’s World wet foot test (twice). I am having trouble interpreting the results, though. Help?
In other news, more RSVPs today! 5 yeses, 2 nos. I love the notes people are writing on them!
We also got a wedding card from Tim’s great-aunt and uncle. I love this sweet note.
Getting RSVPs is really exciting, but I’m not going to lie—wedding stress has been starting to get to me. I feel like I’m being tugged in a million directions, and though I think people mean well, it’s incredibly stressful to try to please everyone (even though I know I won’t). Ultimately, I’m just trying to focus on Tim and drown out the noise, but it’s been hard. Please tell me it’s worth it!
So, that’s that. I think Tim and I are off to Coldstone for a little post-run refueling. Have a great night!
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