Happy Friday!!! Yeahhhh!
I just got back from a hard, sweaty 10 mile run. My body felt OK during the run but my head just wasn’t in the mood for a long run on a super muggy day. I woke up at 5:45, quickly changed, grabbed my Garmin, energy gu and iPhone, and hit the road towards the Charles River.
I ran through Downtown Crossing, the Boston Commons, and along the Charles River until I hit the 5 mile mark. That’s when I took the vanilla bean gu (such a good flavor! :)) and turned around and headed back towards Southie.
How are the leaves changing colors and falling already?! And how is summer almost over??
It was a tough run but I finished! And I feel a million times better!! My pace was on the slower side but I tried kicking it in towards the end and ran a couple faster miles.
Tomorrow I plan on doing an easy 3 mile run just to get the legs moving and then I have a 5K race on Sunday morning. Not sure how I’ll do since I haven’t been doing speed workouts but hopefully if I overdose on lots of coffee and energy gu’s, I’ll do alright. :D
After my run, I whipped up yummy a Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie. In the mix:
- Strawberry Chobani greek yogurt (14 g. protein)
- 1 frozen banana
- 6-7 strawberries
- 3/4 fat-free milk (7 g. protein)
- big scoop of peanut butter (7 g. protein)
- 2 ices cubes
Btw, never ever throw out a really ripe banana! Peel it, cut it up into chunks, and freeze it for a smoothie. They’re actually better than a fresh banana in a smoothie!
Alright, time to log off and enjoy my vacation day!