This morning I had the complete intention of going out for my long run of the week. After hitting the 9 mile mark last week…it was time to up the ante and go for some double digits. I had mentioned the fact that I was due for a 10 miler to Brent, his eyes jumped out of his head and he pretty much told me I was nuts. I hadn’t out the run last night either, which I normally do just to mentally prepare myself.
When my alarm went off at 6, I most likely just reached over and shut the thing off…BUT I don’t really remember doing that…So, I actually ended up waking up at 7. Not really enough time to run 10 miles.
Anyways, all of my excuses combined, I completely psyched myself out and ended up going for a 6.5 mile run. And when you actually think about it…I really missed the mark by 3.5 miles (not a crazy distance) so I don’t know why I made such a big deal about it. My NO EXCUSES PLAN is to run another shorter run tomorrow, rest Thursday and GET READY FRIDAY 11 MILER!
As the half marathon date approaches, the more and more nervous I’m getting. Reality is setting in and I’m realizing how far 13.1 miles actually is. FAR. That can be a fifteen minute drive across town. 7-8 Minutes on the highway. Or a 3 and a half hour walk. But, even though I’m getting a bit of nerves, I’m really excited. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
After the run, I whipped together a Blackberry Protein Smoothie. Lord knows I needed protein. The only thing I would have changed is the seeds. There were a bit too many for my taste.
After chugging my smoothie. I threw together a little TO-GO pack for lunch. Can you guess what I’m planning on making at work??
I know, not really too difficult to guess…But I’m going to leave you hanging anyways!
We are also half way through the Sizzle Wars entry period! Make sure you get your recipes submitted! Just shoot an email over to me at SizzleEats@gmail.com with your favorite childhood recipe to be entered to win an Assortment of To You Snacks! They are Delicious!
If you don’t have the time to make it and snap a picture, just send over the recipe and I will snap my own picture of YOUR recipe!