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.
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!!!!”
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!
Heat in a pan over medium/high heat.
Stir, stir, stir! It’s done when the oats look poridgy or about 4 minutes.
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.