Training for my half that is.
Today I had my first long run on the calendar. I think I sat around in my running clothes for a little over an hour, just procrastinating going out in the cold weather.
I watched the food network, played online and did things like taking pictures of the roses Joe got me all opened up and blooming. So pretty, but not helping me get out the door.
Then it started to snow. Fearing it would get worse, I got on my way.
The best thing about training for a race is that you know you have to get that mileage done, because avoiding or skipping it will just make things harder for you in the long run (no pun intended).
The terrain was iffy in some spots, but overall not too bad.
I finished 8 miles in an hour and 23 min.
Avg pace was 10:22/mi. Sure, I’d like to be faster, but I know I will get stronger in the next few weeks.
Post run fuel was a banana in the car, and then when I got home I ate some salad, baked tofu, a new hummus from TJ’s, and 2 tortillas.
Dinner tonight was eaten at a local BYOB- We shared some fried artichokes for an appetizer and then I had a roasted vegetable and shrimp salad and a bruschetta with gorgonzola and figs. I washed it all down with two glasses of cabernet. YUM!
Now we’re watching the end of the Pitt v. Rutgers game and I’m going to crash soon.
Have a good night!
How do you beat procrastination when you need to get a workout in?
What’s the last thing you ate a restaurant?