Morning all! Happy Daylight Savings Time! Remember to set your clocks ahead?
So how was everyones’ weekends? Mine’s been filled with good fun and good company!
One Friday a month I get together with a group of girlfriends for wine, shenanigans, and bunco, and this Friday was one of those nights! It was such a blast. Like I said in my previous post, it was one of the girl’s birthdays, so it gotta little more crazy than usual 😉
Oh, and everyone loved the balls I brought 😀
Birthday cake…that I never got a chance to try! Oh but don’t worry, there were other goodies sampled 😉
I didn’t end up winning anything, but it was a great time, nonetheless!
After a night of indulgence (i.e. glasses of wine and an abundance of sugar) I had a nice, stabilizing breakfast:
Oat (bran) in a jar!
In the jar of goodness was:
-1/2 c. oat bran
-1/2 c. water
-1/2 c. almond milk
-1 packet of Purevia
-1 T. hemp powder
-About a T. of almond butter
Then it was time to get ready for a long run. The weather was rainy and about 45 degrees, so it was a bit of an internal debate on whether it was happening inside on the dreadmill or outside on the road. During the couple hours it took to digest breakfast, while I was majorly indecisive as to whether I’d run in or outdoors, I received THREE packages!
Here’s a couple of em:
My mom got me some of the new Wunder Groove crops, and I am in LURVE with them. Two best styles combined into one, if ya ask me!
Another package was from Ryan at POM Wonderful, who sent me a case of their 100% pure pomegranate juice to sample:
Review and experimentations coming soon 😉
After tearing into my packages, I finally decided on manning up and hitting the open road.
I used map my run to determine my route, but ended up getting a little more than I bargained for…
At what should have been the half way mark, I was already at 5 miles, and around mile 6, I ate to Clif Shot Bloks I packed in the bottom of my water bottle:
And got back to my house after 8.5 miles total, 1:22:46 later I got back to my house not feeling too shabby aside from my right hip being a little tight.
Stats n Splits:
Mile 1: 9:39
Mile 2: 9:46
Mile 3: 9:57
Mile 4: 10:06
Mile 5: 9:43
Mile 6: 9:48
Mile 7: 9:38
Mile 8: 9:29
Mile 8.5: 9:02
Woot! Average pace was 9:44. Not too shabby!
And that, my friends, is a personal distance record for this girl! Yep, the farthest I’ve run is 8 miles. This…is was 8.5 miles felt like:
It also finally feels like running season has officially started for me. I came back with blisters and a wound (warning)
Let the race season begin! 😉
After a quick shower, I made a delicious refueling Green Monster:
This GM contained a little more ingredients than the ushe:
-1 frozen banana
-1/2 c. frozen cherries (which are natural anti-inflammatories)
-1 T. maca
-1 T. chia seeds (great for joint lubrication)
-1/2 scoop of choc. protein powder
-1 T. almond butter
-2 handfuls of spinach
So good, and kept me full for a good few hours, even after a long run!
After a little laziness, the hubski and I headed out and braved the rain to do some runnin’ around town. We were on the hunt for a nice centerpiece for our kitchen table! We seriously went to about six stores looking for the right centerpiece, and finally settled on this beaute from Pier One:
Whatdya think? Doesn’t it go perfectly with the painting behind it?! I love, love, love it:D She’s a keeper.
While we were out, I polished off this lovely bar:
Quite the fantastic bar, if I do say so myself!
Also sipped on this as we were bumming around:
Around 5, we picked up a couple Papa Murphy’s pizzas and headed home!
These pizzas were for the company we had over last night! My brother and sister-in-law came down for some pizza, movie, and family time and it was a blast! While the pizzas were cooking, we just hung out in the kitchen for a while talkin’ up a storm, munching on some snacks, and sippin’ on some drinks:
My SIL loooves Kahlua, so I knew she’d join me in an after dinner drink of decaf and Kahula + cream:
We sipped on this while watching Couples Retreat. It was a pretty good movie! Kinda hokey at times, but overall, a good flick, in my opinion! It was so nice to see them – seems like it’s far and few between that we get together like this. Wish I woulda gotten a picture!
Well it’s already almost noon! The time’s a changin’ and it’s catching up with me! On the agenda for today:
- gym with Heidi for a run and legs
- grocery shopping
- going through LLC and other self-employed business
Yikes! It’s a busy one!! Better get crackin’ 😀
Have a beautiful Sunday, everyone!!
Which daylight savings do you prefer more? Springing ahead or falling back? I’m a HUGE fan of springing ahead. I hate when it gets dark so early! When it stays lighter later, it reminds me of barbeques, long evening walks, and SUMMER!
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