It was the right choice to go to bed when I did last night.
It was not the right choice to try to do a post from the iPad though. Could my pictures have been any smaller? Ha. (I fixed them by the way.)
It was still a little rough getting up this morning, but I knew I wanted to get my run done relatively early.
I woke up at the fourth alarm.
Yeah, that’s right. I had to make one more after I wasn’t quite ready to get up at the third one. The fourth alarm was set for 6:00 am.
It took a little longer than usual to get out the door.
Check out what went in my egg white STUFTwich this morning.
Whole grain bread, microwaved egg whites, buckwheat honey, cinnamon and frozen pomegranate arils.
I didn’t have any pace goals in mind today. Sure, I always hope I’ll just start running and want to randomly go fast on a long run and really work for it, but that didn’t quite happen today.
But, I made it. Anytime you finish a long run, there’s that feeling of accomplishing something big.
I was slow. It felt great to be out there though. It was also really great to stand in these sprinklers at the end of the run.
I totally stood in the middle of those until they turned off about 30 seconds later.
Random thoughts from the run today:
Seagulls are my least favorite birds ever.
The new Fireball song by Pitbull is awesome.
Why do some people get all done up in make up and everything to go running? I purposely wear old clothes and hats and sunglasses to hide myself for training runs.
I had a little Vega Sport recovery accelerator on the road right afterwards and didn’t even try to do the figuring out my average pace thing. I did stop twice to fill up my water though and I made a bathroom stop.
This week has had a lot of mileage so far. I’m not running tomorrow, but I do have a fun little trail adventure planned for Sunday morning. It’s actually a good thing that today’s run was slow.
Instead of focusing on a post-marathon recovery week like last week, I’ve been focusing on recovery between workouts this week. Day to day recovery and proper recovery after a long training session is just as important. This Competitor Running article has some great tips on recovery after a long run or hard workout. It talks about what to do immediately afterwards, an hour or two afterwards and then the next day.
Yesterday I kept track of my steps at the Safari Park with the boys with my iFit Active. (Enter the GIVEAWAY to win one if these here.) I forgot to wear it last night to keep track of my sleep though. Oops.
Joaquin wanted me to take pictures of his bear everywhere we went.
Judah picked out his next reward to filling up the next row of stickers on his sleep card.
STUFT Daddy paid us a quick visit while we were there too.
I thought you might want to know, that there’s more than just animals at the Safari Park.
This acrobat show was pretty cool and now the boys and I have some work to do to copy some of these moves.
It was a good day.
In other random Friday news I saw the Alter-G treadmill for the first time ever today.
I so want to get on that thing to give it a try. Has anyone ever been on one?
I also tried stuffing some Trader Joe’s chicken apple sausage with organic chard and Scotty B’s bacon jalapeño hot sauce.
I thought it was a good idea, but it wasn’t the easiest to eat.
Then this was created.
I simply added these two things
I mixed the packet with the cold coffee first.
Then added it to this.
CocoaVia Coconut Coffee Float
It wasn’t too sweet, so if you make it and want a sweeter drink, you might need to add a little sugar or sweetener of choice in there. It was kind of like a coffee float because the Arctic Zero was left at the bottom. It was darn good and will definitely be repeated with some other flavors.
Now I’ve got a little second wind to tackle some things before dinner.
Have a wonderful Friday night!