This morning I accomplished something I haven’t done since my marathon at the end of May… I ran in the double digits. Woo hoo!!!
It felt so great to see my Garmin roll over to the big 10.0 today. I LOVE long runs. There is seriously nothing better then that feeling you get when you finish. It’s like walking on cloud 9 the rest of the day, which is why I love to do them before big events or travels.
Before my run I fueled up with a Mountain Mix Mojo Bar.
Longer run usually means I need a tad more fuel then just half a z-bar and this 200 calorie bar did the trick.
I took off just after 6:30 and was surprised by the heavy traffic I ran by. I guess I forgot that it was a weekday and school was back in session. I ran by a couple of elementry schools starting their day. When I got to the crossing guard I wasn’t sure if the rule of thumb was to let them aide me in crossing the street or to just take off on my own. I ended up just running right past them, but made sure to smile and nod.
About 8 miles into the run I had a police officer drive by and wave me down. I stopped as he pulled off the road. He proceeded to inform me that the station had got a call about a guy who was following me on my morning run. I had ran past a fellow male runner in baggy gym clothes about a mile back and the police man said that may have been him and asked if I felt threatened in anyway. All morning I had been running on busy roads in the bright daylight. I told the officer the male gave off no bad vibes when I passed him and I felt fine.
I did thank the officer profusely for checking on me and felt good that someone was concerned enough to make a call. It just goes to show you people really do care. 🙂
When I returned an hour and 33 minutes later I was hot & sweaty and this was the only thing on my mind.
After removing my shoes and all electronic devices I jumped right in. Maddie – who hates when she is not right my side – jumped in right after me.
She was actually a strong little swimmer, too bad I didn’t get more pictures of her in the pool.
I could not wait until after my shower to eat breakfast, so I went straight from the pool to the kitchen.
I toasted a mini wheat bagel and topped it with some Apple Butter and 2 Egg Whites.
*Note: Egg whites from actual eggs DO NOT microwave as nicely as those from the carton.
And had a wonderfully refreshing container of Oikos Honey Yogurt and 1/2 a Mango.
Boston Here we Come!
I have some last minute packing to do for the Healthy Living Summit. I am ‘borrowing’ one of my parent’s larger suitcases since my small one wasn’t large enough to hold on the supplies i need to bring with me. Luckily I’m flying Jet Blue and after doing a little research I discovered the first bag you check is free. SCORE!!
Don’t forget we will have live streaming of the Saturday summit events, so keep checking the Healthy Living Summit website for details. And if you’re on Twitter you can follow all 6 committee members as we tweet along the way. We have also dedicated the has tag #HLS to track all Healthy Living Summit related tweets.
Thank you once again to our amazing Healthy Living Summit Sponsors: Stonyfield, Zesty Cook, and FoodBuzz as well as our Boston Experience Sponsor Nasoya. None of this would have been possible without them.
I’m hoping to put up another post after lunch and then I’m leaving on a Jet Plane at 3:00. Yay!!
A Piece of my Heart…
This past week my Dad carved a beautiful gravestone that he placed on Abbie’s gravesite.
It’s simple and perfect. I visited her this morning and shed a few tears. I miss Abbie everyday, I know she’s waiting for me on that Rainbow Bridge running in fields and rolling in dirt, just like she loved to do down here. Love you Abbie.