After work today I headed out without even knowing how far I'd go for my run. We had snow flurries and it actually stuck to the ground a bit. The sidewalks were completely clear though for my run. :)
I ended up going out just past the post office since I felt so good, and then headed home. My recovery drink was the Blue Monkey Coconut Water. I am really acquiring a taste for this stuff. :)
7.2 miles (11.5km)
8:07 pace/mile (5:03 pace/km)
Yep. It's parent-teacher time. My evenings leading up to parent-teacher looked pretty much like the below slippers/clipboards picture. The morning of, I got all fancied up with my favourite owl tee, which proved to be a huge hit among my students, and even my admin.! :D It's sort of hard to tell, but he has a gold sequin mask around his eyes. :)
Parent-Teacher day is always made better when a staff member makes THESE! Goodness, gracious, these were dandy. ;) It's a chocolate chip cookie, molded into a cupcake pan with a Hershey kiss in the centre!
Needless to say, I did not get a run in on Wednesday. :( Forced Rest day. I feel like parent-teacher was a 'Marathon of sorts.' ;) Secretly, when the term "Marathon" is used to describe an extended period of TV watching it makes me twitch a little with annoyance, LOL. I was totally exhausted at the end of all my interviews. The forced rest day just made me more eager for Thursday's Run! :D
Can we just talk about the moaning and crying that was going on at 6 a.m. this morning as I was checking e-mails??? Some little furry face diva thought that would be the best way to score some treats from the pantry, (raised eyebrow). No, it did not work.
I was totally pumped to run tonight after work since I had no run recorded in my log for yesterday. :0 Even though I was completely zonked from the late evening at work the night before, I was full of energy. The temperature was absolutely perfect and of course, I overdressed. Again. :S
8 miles (12.8km)
1 hr 3 min
7:54 avg. pace/mile (4:55/km)
My recovery shake tonight included:
- 1 cup spinach
- frozen pineapple
- almond butter
- one scoop of whey protein
- chia seeds
- ice cubes
- vanilla almond milk
- blend & enjoy!
Have you tried Rainbow Kale Salad? I have not up until recently and I must admit, it was a hit. :) I've only had Kale in chip form, but this is definitely something I could get used to.
I will leave you with my newest addition to my Running Playlist. It's Pearl Jam's new single, "Sirens." I'm addicted to this song. Check it out. :)
Thanks for checking out GGR and have a wonderful evening.
The Lucky 7 Relay is in 3 days!!!