Last night was a pretty simple and great night.
After arriving home from work, I immediately changed my clothes so that I could get between 7 and 8 miles in on my running log. My time wasn’t that great, there were lots of stops and starts due to stop lights, but I logged 7.5 miles.
Due to a kind of wacko schedule, I have been completing my long runs in Friday evenings after work. When it comes to working out, it is ALWAYS easier for me to do in the wee hours of the morning…so running after a full day of work is tough for me.
In order to prepare for my long run during the day yesterday, I made sure to do a couple of things thanks to some comments on a post on the Fitfluential Running Board:
- Eat well throughout the day. (I packed extra snacks so there was no chance that I would be hungry or lacking energy)
- Drink plenty of water. (I tried to drink a full large Tervis of water every hour!! Boy did I go to the bathroom a lot!)
- Get up and move around. (I tried to get up and move around when I filled my bottle each hour.)
I think all of those tips were great, and I felt much better than last week when I went for my evening run.
After the run it was time for dinner (gotta refuel!) and grocery shopping. It was just a quick trip to the store to purchase some veggies, cheese, eggs, and Greek yogurt.
Then, it was time to relax…such a nice, stress free evening!
While at the grocery store yesterday, I had the urge to purchase something new. Frozen cherries. I have seen them in the stores many times, but I never thought that I would like them so I never purchased them. Well, I saw a little recipe that Runner’s World tweeted yesterday that called for frozen cherries. The recipe sounded delicious…so I bought some, and boy am I glad that I did!
Seriously, those little gems taste like sweet sweet candy and I could probably eat the entire bag in one sitting!! Yum!
I made sure to incorporate them into my smoothie this morning:
- 1/2 cup frozen cherries
- 1/3 frozen banana
- 1 cup unsweetened original almond milk
- 3/4 scoop protein powder of choice
- 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp instant coffee
- 1 packet Truvia
- ice cubes for thickness
The cherries gave the smoothie a creamy milkshake-like texture and it was OH SO GOOD! I just kept mmm…mmm…mmm..ing my way through it 🙂 Thank goodness Brian wasn’t awake so I didn’t have to share with anyone 😉
Workout and Afternoon Plans
Now, I am off to practice Body Pump then teach it. Then, Brian and I are headed out for a super secret surprise trip…don’t worry, I will tell you tomorrow!
Have a great Saturday!
What New Foods Have You Fallen In Love With Lately???
- Frozen cherries!!