Heat and an Upcoming Races

Good morning all!  I hope that wherever you’re reading this, you’re away from the heat/humidity demon that has been squating over the midwest for the past week.  I swear to goodness it’s been the energy zapping culprit that I’ve been complaining about since Tuesday.  Remember on Wednesday when I was complaining about feeling like a a wet rag and could only run 2.5 miles?  Yea, that really hasn’t gone away.  Like at all.

I should be doing more of this =)

And because I’ve been running on empty this week, I haven’t been doing much other than catching up on my reading and Harry Potter films.  I was able to make a bargain with myself to complete my 4 mile run yesterday.

“Amanda, if you keep on running until you hit 4 miles, you can have ice cream after!!!!”

DONE!

4 miles in 34:55 – 8:43 avg pace.  And then afterwards I wanted to nap for 3 hours.

I know that you’re supposed to listen to your body and not over do it, but I’m also watching my calendar and it reminds me that Sunday is our next 5k; the Ele’s Place Race.

I am really looking forward to getting back out there and seeing if all this training will pay off in a faster finishing time.  But if I don’t get a PR, you already know I’ll be blaming the heat.  You heard it here first, folks.  Keep me accountable.

Despite complaining about rising temperatures, I felt like I wanted something a little more substantial for breakfast.  When in doubt – OATMEAL!!!!  I’m so glad that I remembered how to make it!

Start with 1/3 C. ooooold fashioned oatmeal + 1/3 C. skim milk.

Heat in a pan over medium/high heat.

Stir in 1 C. frozen blueberries

Stir, stir, stir!  It’s done when the oats look poridgy or about 4 minutes.

Freshly frozen blueberries - a delicious oxymoron.

Add some almond butter and enjoy!

This was just the fuel to get me through my 3 miles @ 8:40 pace!!!!! And my abs/upper body circuits with Ms. Jackie “Ripped Abs” Warner.

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