Goooood Morning! I am in such an incredible mood this morning, and am so excited to share why with you all…
I ran 5 miles today!! My longest attempt before this was back in mid-May when I finished 4 miles, which I was completely thrilled about. Since then, I’d been happy around the 3-mile mark, but decided that it was time to step things up this morning. Here’s a little insight into my thoughts on the potential run, starting last night:
11:45pm last night – “Ohhh man, wayyy too many cookies today. I have got to get movin’ tomorrow morning. 5 miles, no less. I can totally do it!”
8:00am this morning – (alarm goes off) – “Umm, snooze button, where are you?”
8:15am – (alarm goes off again) – “Ok, ok, I’m up. I don’t think 5 miles is happening today. I’ll go 30 minutes”
8:30am – (on the treadmill) – “Wow it’s hot. I really could just swim really hard today…wait, who am I kidding? I’ll be sitting in my lounge chair. Ok, better keep going.”
9:00am – (2.5 miles in) – “Wow, it’s hot. But I feel fabulous! I can keep going for sure! I’ll just go for 45 minutes and see where I end up. 4 miles would be super. Oh geez, out of water – HUBBY! Can I have another water bottle, please?”
9:10am – (40 minutes into my run) – “Wow, I’m a sweaty mess. No way, I’m almost 4.5 miles in? I’m SO totally reaching 5. I can DO THIS!
9:16am – (46 minutes into my run) – “Does that say what I THINK it says?!? YES YES! I just ran 5 miles! WOOO HOOO! I’m on top of the world!!!!”
I’m still totally on cloud nine. I completed the 5 miles in 46:00 minutes even, alternating 30 seconds @ 7.5mph with 1 minute, 30 seconds @ 6.5mph. I have no idea how that compares to anybody else, but all I know is that it’s an A+ for me!
It took me forever to finally cool off enough to the point where I could shower up, so by the time I was able to do that, I was definitely in need of some breakfast. I tried a new Chobani today – Pineapple.
I topped my yogurt with some banana slices and 3 tbsp. of cinnamon raisin granola. I was totally amazed at how delicious this flavor was! I think the fact that it’s 2% also gave it a very different texture and flavor. I’m definitely buying this kind again. YUM!
Natural light always looks so much better, doesn’t it?…
Jay and I just got back from a trip to the “pool store” to get a few new necessities for today:
NEW FLOATS! We intend on spending the entire day poolside, just relaxing. I’m soooo looking forward to it! Plus, it’s sounding like we’re going to have some extra company stopping by today, too – Joe & Kate, Brian & Mal, and potentially a few more, so it should definitely be a good time!
While we were out picking up the floats, I also convinced the hubby to stop at Flavour Cafe for some iced coffees. Sugar Cookie for me today! Mmmmmm.
Time to go suit up and head outside!
Question for the Morning/Afternoon:
Do you have today off from work? What are you doing with yourself today?