I Need to Get Out More
Saturday: 4 miles @ 8:25 pace on treadmill
I was going to do Body Pump Sat morning, but was still kind of sore from pushing myself Wed and thought I’d give my muscles a break. Your welcome muscles. My run was just another easy peasy recovery run. I wanted to keep it light before my long run Sunday because of my glute.
Sunday: 14 miles @ 8:04 pace on trail
Let’s start out with the positive… overall, today’s long run was better than last weeks. The temperature and humidity are not letting up here in Florida. I was drenched after my run, BUT I didn’t feel like I was going to pass out in the end, haha. I did a better job of “carbing up,” if you want to call it that, this week. In case you missed it, I took a few weeks off of running due to a glute issue I’ve been having. This of course means I had to adjust my diet a bit, eating more protein and veggies than carbs. I love my bread, oatmeal, pasta and rice so this is always rough for me. Last week I was JUST getting back into running and didn’t plan accordingly… well folks, I was happy happy happy to add more of those foods into my diet this week 🙂
(That’s for you Erica)
And the extra carbs made ALL the difference. Like I said before, I didn’t feel like I was going to pass out, I felt fueled throughout my entire run. I was, however, exhausted at the end. A month ago I was knocking out 16 milers at or below an 8:00 pace and feeling fine at the end. I know this is directly correlated with me NOT being acclimated to running outside. Hence the post title, I need to get out more. Adding more mileage outside, as dreadful as it may be right now is a must if I want to increase my long runs… which I do 🙂 Gotta get ready for Space Coast!
Me at the Expo in 2009
Once I got home from my run, the rest of my day was pretty typical. I leave super early for long runs so I don’t have to run too much in the sun, and when I get home, Todd is usually still sleeping. Opening the garage door doesn’t wake him- he sleeps like a rock- but it wakes Ry girl up, who, in turn, wakes Todd up 🙂 I have a banana while my coffee is brewing and oatmeal or pancakes are cooking. I stretch and eat, then jump in the shower while Todd walks Riley and cuts the lawn. I walk Riley everyday, and when Todd’s home on the weekends, he give me a break in the dog walking department. He always treats me like quite the princess after my long runs. I’m not running anything hard these days, so I don’t really deserve the special treatment, but I kinda like it 😉
I surprised him today though and while he was walking Riley I mowed the lawn!
I haven’t mowed the lawn in so long that I forgot to hold the lever that makes it self propel. Idiot, haha. I was literally PUSHING the mower. Once he came home and saw me struggling he pointed it out. Then I was having fun with it! But since I had a long run today, he wasn’t having any of me doing yard work, so I went in and showered. Lunch or should I say Linner (lunch +dinner) was another usual post run meal…
Do you have a favorite post run meal?
Have you mowed your lawn without a self propelled mower?