Thursday, June 23, 2011

Suck it Up and Run

by Meghann on June 23, 2011

My head was full of excuses this afternoon….

  1. It’s wayyyyyyy to hot to be running outside
  2. I’m too tired
  3. 6:30 is right at dinner time – I’ll be starving
  4. I don’t know anyone
  5. DId I mention it’s hot?

Skipping out on my planned afternoon track workout almost seemed too easy. I mean, who would care if I missed? No one. Who would notice I was missing? Nada. Who wanted me to stay and rub her belly? Maddie.

Heading to the track after a long day of work just didn’t sound like fun, but I sucked it up and did it anyways. I got dressed, put my running shoes on, and headed to my local Y to meet the team. Yes, skipping out would have been easy, but I’m not known for taking the easy roads in life anyways. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The local track we usually meet at is under construction for the summer, so we had impromptu speed work outs at the soccer fields behind the Y tonight. It was interesting. There was a designated half mile loop we did around the fields and parking lot for a couple of laps, then we did laps of the soccer fields – taking it easy on the short ends and racing the longer sides.

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I wasn’t kidding when I was talking about the heat. Tonight’s run was HOT. The multiple laps in the sun near killed me and the water bottle I brought was empty before we finished. By the end I was sweaty, dirty, and spent.

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They say you never regret a workout and it’s true. I’m glad I sucked it up made it out for the run. Worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Before I left on the run this afternoon I made a batch of Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Granola Bars.

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This was a recipe I had saved in Evernote and for some reason the note it was saved in didn’t contain the original link for the recipe and I can’t remember whose blog it was from. So, I don’t have a link to share. ๐Ÿ™

I’ll let you know if I figure it out. The bars were relatively easy to make and were nice and chewy.

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Dinner was just what my body needed after a hot run. An. Ice. Cold. Smoothie.

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It’s too hot for anything else at the moment.

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In the mix:

  • Frozen Pineapple
  • Frozen Mango
  • Milk
  • Xanthum Gum
  • Almond Butter
  • Whole Foods Chocolate Whey Protein Powder
  • Chia Seeds

On top:

  • Crumbled Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar

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Our brand new $$$ AC unit is leaking.

We had to shut it off for the night.

I don’t want to talk about it.

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