So I broke up with the training schedule I was using…maybe I’ll try it again but actually start at the beginning this time…duh.
I’ve run three times this week so far, but the heat hasn’t made it easy. When will I learn to run earlier?? My legs also felt like lead the past two days. I blame myself for not stretching after I ran on Monday
Monday: I ran 4.5 miles in 40 minutes. My iMapMyRun app tells me I ran an average of an 8:49 minute mile…I don’t believe it but I won’t argue with technology! I also took sweaty self portraits of myself.
I’m weird…I know
Wednesday the heat definitely got the best of me and I ran 3 slow miles. I ran on a trail for a mile and it definitely tires my legs out faster than when I run on the road
Today my legs still felt like lead and I had to take a couple walking/stretching breaks but I ran 4.4 miles around a neighborhood near my house.
I was feeling pretty tired by the last half mile but the thought of making a giant fruit smoothie when I got home motivated me to finish strong. So after stretching and hydrating, I pulled out the blender and threw in:
A giant handful of spinach (don’t worry, you don’t taste it)
About half a cup of plain greek yogurt
A frozen banana
A generous portion of frozen strawberries and blueberries
Milk to help it blend
The spinach makes it look a little
disgusting strange, but trust me, it’s great
I poured the finished product into a tall glass
And enjoyed it outside while hanging out with my favorite guy
Who likes green stuff as much as I do