This morning my alarm went off at 5. I was a bit groggy when I woke up (who wouldn’t be) but surprisingly not as tired as when I wake up at the same time on a workday. Weird. I got myself ready for my run and had a graham cracker with peanut butter on it before I headed out.
I did a slightly different beginning today. I Mat suggested it because it would add about a mile to my nearly 12 mile run without it feeling like I was coming right back home and having to go past again like I mentioned last night. It must have worked. I started the run off kind of slow and easy so I wouldn’t risk tiring out. I never really push it on long runs except to make sure I run the whole thing and finish it, but I also wanted to make sure this morning that I didn’t push it too fast at the beginning without realizing it.
I am SO PROUD of myself for getting through the full 13 miles without feeling fatigued. Sure, I got tired, but in the usual way. It’s a tiny personal victory to have a good run after a bad one last Saturday.
After my run, I showered and then got the dusting and vacuuming done. It’s really nice to put my leftover running high energy into cleaning right away – that way it’s done and I don’t have to worry about it on Sunday and can rest instead. I still need to clean the kitchen and Mat needs to clean the bathroom, but the rest is done. The laundry is already started too.
Breakfast was a sliced banana with strawberries and overnight oats.
In this overnight oats:
- 3/4 cup oats
- peanut butter
- chocolate chips
- milk mixed with protein powder
- granola (added right before eating)
I also had iced coffee with milk and Hershey’s:
The plan for the rest of the afternoon is to wrap my aunt’s birthday gift and hang around the house for a while. We’re going to dinner for her birthday tonight and hopefully will have some time beforehand to wander around the mall a bit like we used to when we lived at home. Oh, nostalgia. 🙂 It’s shaping up to be a very lovely Saturday!