Hey hey! I survived my 7 miler!! Although I wore my new workout gear, I didn’t really get to show it off. I ended up having to wear my Lululemon track jacket the entire time, because it was only 53º out 😦 Oh well. This was my first time running in the “cold” aka not beastly hot, (yep, it was hot just last weekend!) so I wasn’t too sure what to expect.
So after I got my gear on, including my new socks:
(Thank GOD they let me know which feet they go on 😉 LOL) I grabbed a bottle of cold water, my iPod, and some Luna Moons and headed out.
The first mile was me adjusting myself the entire time. I was wearing my new shoes, so I had to re-tie them a couple times, I had to re-thread my iPod head phones through the socket of my jacket again, and then I finally had to ditch my water bottle. I just could not run with this thing! It was too cold and heavy and was just messing up my groove. Looks like I may have to head back to Often Running to pick up a Camel Back water holder.
After I got myself situated, it was smooth sailing. I added a new list of songs to a running play list, and I just totally jammed out the entire time. I’ll post my play list soon (don’t want to make this post too long!) I ended up running down to ISU’s campus, and meandering about the quad, and kinda got lost and wound up having to run up an extra hill while I was at it. Oh well, no big deal!
I was really surprised at how easy this run was for me. It could have been because I wasn’t sweating as much as I usually do, due to the drop in temperature. Around mile 6, I ate 2 Luna Moons before stopping at a drinking fountain.
I could feel the energy, because I usually have trouble on that last incline back to my house, but I think the extra boost helped my endurance.
I made it back in 1:08:07 and then stretched my little heart out. As tradition goes (and as Shane requested), I then made some oat and whole wheat pancakes for my post-run fuel up. This time, instead of adding blueberries, I added chocolate chips (hells yeah!) and instead of having three or four, I had one with a side of a veggie omelet.
Surprisingly, I didn’t feel like crawling into bed in fetal position after my shower, so I did some laundry, and cleaned up a little. Then the fatigue hit me and I spent a good 2 hours in horizontal position watching a movie in the theater downstairs. I did manage to press pause and scrounge up a snack of plain Oikos, blueberries and granola, though. (Unpictured, because my camera is all the sudden taking blurry pics 😦 All in all, I think it was a great run, and I’m excited for 7.5 miles next Sunday 😀
This place has so many different and unique combinations of food, and they always have such great specials. Shane thought of going here, and I was totally glad he came up with the idea!
We sat in the bar area, which has a little more charm, in my opinion, and sat on the same side of a booth.
Holy yum-topia. Goodness this was goodness. It had a ginormous portabella mushroom, layered with spinach, ricotta, Italian sausage, mozzarella, tomatoes, and marinara type sauce. I skimmed off most of the sausage, and ate a very healthy portion. I SO want to try and re-create this dish. Wow.
Our entrees came out, and I had my usual: the Shrimp Greek Salad:
Shrimp, olives, feta, artichoke, and onions galore! This salad is to-die-for. I only ate half, and took home half for lunch today. (Note: I didn’t have this for lunch today, because it fell on the floor and I lost it. Tear :()
Shane got another baked ravioli dish, which was just blanketed in mozzarella.
We were going to go to a cookout/boozefest afterward, but since my tummy wasn’t feeling the best, the last thing I wanted to do was drink, so we just went home and called it a night (on the couch.) This was probably the better idea for my run this morning, too.
I hope everyone’s enjoying their Sunday 😀 Boooo that tomorrow is Monday.