|That about summarizes what I did on Saturday!|
|Our Ragnar van!|
I woke up Saturday morning to our standard weather these days- grey, drizzly skies and chilly temperatures. I ate a cliff bar really quick, drank some espresso and geared up for my first 6 miler. It was really raining at that point so I threw my hat on and headed out the door. I also wore my arm sleeves instead of a jacket- love those things! I felt a bit sluggish during the entire run, and I also didn't want to go all out knowing I still had 2 more runs to complete for the day!
Run #1= 6 miles, 59 minutes, pace of 9:45
When I got home I layed out all of my wet clothes hoping they would dry so I could wear them for the next run (don't judge) and had a protein drink, a gatorade and some chicken with rice. Then I hopped in the shower which seemed kind of pointless but I do have some hygiene standards! I ran to Target for a bit, then came home and relaxed for an hour or so before gearing up for run #2. I ate a banana, put on my running clothes from earlier (which were still damp by the way, including my shoes) and headed out for run #2, about 4 hours after finishing the first run! It was not raining this time and my legs felt really good for the first mile, not so good for miles 2 and 3, then pretty good for mile 4. Not sure how to explain that!
Run #2= 4 miles, 38 minutes, pace of 9:32
This time when I got home I tossed my running clothes in the dirty hamper. They were feeling kind of crunchy and there was no way I was going to wear them again! Although I joked that people around town would start to wonder if I had been running non stop all day long if I didn't change. I can just imagine "Honey, didn't that girl run by our house about 6 hours ago?" Haha!
|Yummy granola and coconut milk!|
This time I decided to have a bowl of granola with some coconut milk and a couple of hard boiled eggs. It was kind of tricky eating at the right times and keeping hydrated with all of this crazy running! I changed into some comfy clothes and entertained myself by playing some 'words with friends' on my phone and attempting to take some photos of myself. I decided that my new favorite things in the world are my calf sleeves- they felt so good, like a hug for my leg. Then I decided to lay down in the recliner with my blanket and read my book Once a Runner. I don't think I ended up reading too much of it :)
|I think I need to work on my self photography skills a bit|
|Reading my book. Ok fine- I guess I took a little nap!!|
Run #3= 4 miles, 37 minutes, pace of 9:09
I was a tired girl after this last run! I made myself some Nuun and stretched/foam rolled really well. I fixed myself some chicken, rice, cucumbers and hummus for dinner. We had been out to dinner with some friends at a place called Mediterranean Kitchen in Bellevue Friday night, and I ended up eating my meal 3 seperate times and never finished it all. That is a large portion of food!
|Love nuun! Tastes better out of a candy cane striped straw too!|
|Dinner! Leftovers from the Mediterranean Kitchen in Bellevue. I was starving but there was no way I could finish it all.|