This was supposed to publish last night and didn’t. No idea what happened. #failwhale
Let me start by saying, I realize now that I didn’t eat even close to enough food yesterday. I’m still going to post it – what I did eat was delicious, there just wasn’t enough – especially carbs. This was mostly poor planning on my part – and hopefully a mistake I won’t be making again anytime soon.
First things first – coffee for me, and breakfast for the kids.
A little later I also had a hard cooked egg on a whole wheat English muffin and some black forest ham, plus a banana that was once again too ripe for my liking. Yum to the breakfast sandwich, EW to the banana.
This tortilla soup with some multigrain tortilla chips crumbled on top. I usually add some shredded cheese to this, but forgot to pack it. This soup is great, but was lacking some flavor, so I added chopped cilantro, some lime zest and half a juiced lime and that made it perfect!
I also had a sliced bell pepper dipped in some ranch.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Larabar.
And that’s all I had before I tried to run 5 miles in the 88+ degree heat. Dumbass. I know I said I wasn’t going to do anymore PM runs until I saw the doctor, but yesterday was really my only day to get this one in. When I said that, I also didn’t realize that the schedule was already calling for those kinds of miles. Oops. Reading the calendar helps.
So, I ran. It hurt. Not as bad as usual, but I did still need to walk a few times. I also stopped for several water breaks, and after 4 miles I was done. I’m disappointed that I didn’t get all 5 in, but I’m also happy that I didn’t just give up as soon as I had to start walking. It’s hard to watch your already slow paces creep up and up and up…and then you start to wonder “is running this marathon a good idea? Should I stick to half marathons?” I’m sure it will all be fine in the end, but it’s tough. Not only were my legs hurting, I just felt tired and sluggish (no shit, Sherlock….you ate less than 1,000 calories over the course of the day)
I also just bought a new pair of shoes over the weekend, and while I still have about 100 miles before I’m ready to retire my current pair of Adrenalines, I figured I’d give the new ones a shot to see if that helps at all *spoiler alert. It didn’t*. But, aren’t they snazzy?? 🙂
After I ran, I iced my legs and sat with my Gatorade and some of this delicious Pub Mix (all I wanted was something salty).
Apparently I overdid it on the mix, because I felt sick the rest of the night. I was planning on a delicious dinner with chicken, a baked sweet ‘tater and some roasted asparagus, but all I could manage was a cup of green tea. I should also mention that even WITH that delicious dinner, I still would have eaten less than 1500 calories – I need to start adding better snacks into my day!
In other exciting news – I’m running a 5K tomorrow! Which is now today since this didn’t post on time 🙂 Even though a 5K was the first race I ever ran (4 years ago!!), I really don’t care for them; I always say that it takes me at least 3 miles to warm up, so the race is done before I’m even ready. I’ve had a pretty negative attitude towards them, so I decided to give them another try. My time from my last race was 36 minutes and some change. I’m hoping to beat that time – I know it won’t be by anything crazy but 30-31 minutes would be nice. I haven’t been training specifically for this, but it fit perfectly into my training schedule for the week so I couldn’t pass it up! Stay tuned for my first ever race recap!!