As I said earlier, a 7 mile run was on my agenda today as part of my half marathon training. The weather was my favorite for running. About 40-45 degrees, partly sunny, nice breeze. I did an out and back run along the bike path in Sioux Falls. It was honestly an ideal run, but I still feel like I could have pushed myself a little harder. Here were my finishing stats:
It would be awesome if I could keep this pace during my race. Fingers crossed! After my run I spent some time stretching outside on this beautiful spring day, and headed inside to refuel with a smoothie bowl.
Into the smoothie went:
- 1/2 frozen banana
- frozen strawberries
- scoop of plain greek yogurt
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- frozen kale
- fresh spinach
- almond milk
- ice cubes
- topped with kashi
I felt very accomplished after my run. I know it was only 7 miles and I have a long way to go before my half marathon. But knowing that I can run half of a half marathon easily makes me feel much better about going the rest of the distance! Gotta stay positive.
Tomorrow is going to be a crazy long day for me. I will be spending the first half of my day covering a court case, and the second half working on the Sioux Falls municipal election. I’m looking at a 14 hour day, roughly. Yikes! I made sure to pack most of my meals since I don’t know when or if I’ll get a break at any point.
Lunch, Dinner, Snacks.
This is usually what my daily meal prep looks like, minus dinner. Apart from breakfast at home, here’s the menu:
- large apple for mid-morning snack
- turkey and cheddar sandwich with veggies and string cheese for lunch
- quest bar for snack
- pulled pork with beans and quinoa for dinner
I’m sure I’ll need a late night snack by the time I get home. I also have plans to bake some sugar cookies tonight to bring into work. I have a feeling one of those will also sneak into my lunch bag!
Off to get baking!