Ahh I had the bad-day-blues today. I had mentioned in my morning post that I didn’t sleep well at all last night, I didn’t get in my morning run like I planned. Well, all was not lost, because after work, I decided to run on a trail I’d never run on before, and it was AWESOME!!
The first 2 miles were down this lovely trail, and it was alllll shade, baby! Once I got to ISU campus, construction had blocked off the rest of the trail, and I knew I didn’t want to go too much farther before I headed back, so I just wound around the campus and found the trail at a different spot.
It was a lovely, shade-filled, trip down memory lane of a run! I ran past my old apartments, the library, and my old jon at the Daily Vidette. So fun! I’m definitely going to run this route again sometime 😀
(seriously, Blogger?! Please start uploading my pictures in right-side-up)
I ran about 4 miles in a little over 36 minutes, which is pretty darn fast for me. I can attribute this partly because of the awesome weather and the shade. Oh, and another great part, is there were SO many people on the trail! Whether they were running, biking, roller blading, walking their dogs, skateboarding or whatever, it was nice to not be by myself like I am a lot when I run.
Before my run I had half of a mango, and had the other half when I got back to the home front:
I guess you could say I’m glad I missed my morning run! Because it would have been on the dreadmill at the gym…ugh.
Ok, so rewind back to this morning. I made a Green Monster with a frozen banana, a half c. strawberries, a handful of spinach, a carrot, and some almond milk. It had a case of the ugly.
Oh, and it’s not in a clear glass on accident. I had to pick one of my friends up on my way to work to take her there, too, and I have a feeling she’d be grossed out by the color. Whatev, it was yummy.
Work kinda sucked, but oh well. I had some Natures Path cereal for breakfast, and had a yogurt around 11:
Lunch was just an almond butter and banana sandwhich, and I forgot to take a picture anyway. It was delightful though, I won’t lie.
Since I knew I’d be running after work, I had one of these puppies around 3:30 to fuel it up:
And this was another snack throughout the day:
So all in all, my day took a turn for the better, courtesy to awesome new running shorts and route. It’s funny how something so unexpected and small can make a terrible Tuesday a terrific one!
Did anything turn your day around today? Good or bad?