Last Long Run

Good morning! How are you guys doing? I hope your weekend is off to a good start!

My weekend began with the final long run of my half marathon training plan. I initially had 12 miles on the agenda for today, but decided to scale today’s run back to 9 miles. 

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After reviewing my half marathon training plans from my previous four half marathons earlier this week, I realized I generally dropped my mileage a little bit during the week before the race. The week before the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon I ran 8 miles and achieved my personal record on race day, so hopefully adopting a similar strategy this time will be beneficial. The good news is that I finished my 9 mile run feeling strong. I think I needed that emotional boost!

I planned for my running route to end at the gym where Ryan was working out so I could run around a new area and catch a ride home with him. Before making our way back home, we headed into Publix because I needed a few things for a crock pot dinner I have planned for tonight. I also bought a box of Wheat Thins that were on sale and dug into them in the car on the drive back to our house.

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Clearly my body wanted the salty carbs because  my hand kept going back for more. The Wheat Thins called to me!

I knew I needed to get some protein into my body as well and made myself a smoothie right when we walked through the door.

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This smoothie included a scoop of chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, 1.5 frozen bananas, two spoonfuls of peanut butter, almond milk and fresh spinach.

Paired with a handful of yogurt-covered almonds!

IMG_1760-001Now it’s time to do some food prep for tonight’s crock pot dinner!  IMG_1756-001

I’m using a new-to-me spice in tonight’s meal and can’t wait to try it out.

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See ya later!

Comments

  1. Jess says

    If you love Garam Masala, I recommend you make it yourself from whole spice; pretty much every Indian/Pakistani family has it’s own recipe! You can find lots of idea online, but basically, lightly toast the whole spices (seeds) in a dry pan then put through a grinder and Voila!

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