I ran 9 whole miles this morning.
I woke up a little before 7 a.m., laced up my shoes (yes, I tied the laces – no more blisters for this girl!), and headed out.
I did an out-and-back route for the first four miles before running my typical five-mile loop around the large lake near our apartment.
Around mile 5.5, I stopped for about 30 seconds to sip some water at a drinking fountain and eat a Stretch Island mango sunrise fruit leather. It’s amazing how such a short break can rejuvenate a run. The last 3.5 miles weren’t too bad, and I finished the run feeling like I can tackle a half marathon in the near future!
Don’t get me wrong, my legs and lungs felt fatigued, but I feel like as long as I keep up with my training plan, 13.1 miles is a do-able goal on August 1. Phew!
After about 10 minutes of stretching and toweling off my sweaty body, I was ready for breakfast.
I started with a cold and creamy cup of strawberry Chobani Greek yogurt.
I love this yogurt, but I don’t really like all the goopy strawberry stuff on the bottom. I think it tastes perfect without all that fruity liquid stirred in. Sweet with a slight hint of strawberries. Yum!
I love hearty breakfasts on the weekend.
Happy 21st Birthday to My Sister!
Today is a big day in the life of my little sister.
Twenty-one years ago little Leslie was born.
Today she celebrates her 21st birthday!
I sense an extreme hangover in her future.
Happy birthday to the best sister in the whole wide world! I love ya, Les!
In honor of Leslie’s big day, I leave you with an old picture of me and Ryan from 2006… on my 21st birthday. Yikes!
What was your 21st birthday like?