No dinner post last night + No breakfast post this morning = Catch up time!
After work yesterday, Ryan, Sadie and I piled in my car to head to my parents’ house in St. Pete for Father’s Day weekend.
We arrived a little before seven and immediately sat down to a seafood feast of crab legs, mussels and clams, with corn on the cob and asparagus on the side.
(The two plates with a bit of food on them already are mine and my dad’s. We don’t like to wait!)
Crab legs and shellfish are probably my favorite dinner of all time.
I probably had ten times the amount of clams and mussels than you see pictured on my plate above. I also had another 1.5 crab legs. What can I say? Seafood is apparently my best friend.
Baby We Were Born To Ruuuuun
This morning, everyone (minus my sister) was up bright and early!
Ryan’s dad came in town around 6:30 a.m. because Ryan, his dad and my dad had plans to to get out on the boat and spend the morning on the water scuba diving and spear fishing. By 7 a.m. they were off!
When the boys headed out, my mom headed to the gym and I leashed up Sadie to tackle an 8-mile run.
Sadie and I may be insane. Who runs in 85-degree weather? This doggie-duo, apparently.
Fortunately I had a rockin’ ’90s playlist to motivate me along the way.
I started to really feel the heat around mile 5 and Sadie and I stopped for 30 seconds or so to stretch, sip some water and eat a Stretch Island fruit chew for a little extra fuel.
I am really trying to incorporate some kind of carby fuel mid-way through my long runs as I train for the Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon because I think a little somethin’ somethin’ will really help me feel energized as I tackle 13.1 miles. This fruit chew tasted great and had a decent amount of carbs and sugar to keep me going.
The last two miles of our run were supa-hot! There was no shade for the final two miles which made me supa-sweaty!
Fortunately there were quite a few things that made me smile throughout the run which took my mind off the heat:
- Two rainbows
- A man that was somehow sweatier than me
- A sting ray in a canal
- A 10-year-old boy running who left me and Sadie in the dust
- My mom waving to us as she drove to the gym
Sadie also had a list that she wanted me to share:
- Guy that looked like Ryan from a distance
Here are our running stats:
When we arrived back at the house, my sister was awake and greeted us with a “Holy cow! I’ve never seen you so sweaty!”
I immediately jumped in the pool which felt ah-maze-ing. Phew!
Clearly my body was craving carbs because Stacy’s cinnamon sugar pita chips were calling to me.
I probably had three servings.
I also enjoyed a cup of Chobani raspberry yogurt with a cup of fresh blueberries.
I inhaled this! My body wanted food!
After breakfast we headed out to run some errands. I’ll be back in a bit with an update, but I wanna get out in the sun for a bit first!
Hope you’re enjoying the weekend so far!