I went on a Garmin-less run this morning. 6 miles (I think) at a casual pace.
This was my last run before Flying Pig and I didn’t want any pressure. I left the Garmin at home, hoping I would find a little peace in my run. No need to speed up, no need to slow down – I just ran what felt right. It was nice to not be constantly looking at my arm (though I did catch myself doing it every once in a while). Hopefully, the idea of leaving the Garmin at home is a tradition I can keep up with in the last runs before all of my upcoming races. I kinda liked it.
I drive a manual car and when ever I have to drive an automatic, I’ll catch myself reaching for the imaginary shifter with my right hand or the imaginary clutch with my left foot when ever I’m coming to a stop. It’s second nature for me to reach for those things in the moment, whether they’re there or not. The same is true when I’m not running with a Garmin, I’ll still grab to pause it when I’m coming to a stop even if it’s not there. It’s funny how some habits stick with us.
Any other manual car drivers out there? Holler!
I made a breakfast cookie for breakfast.
In the cookie mix:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- splash almond milk
- chia seeds
I mixed everything together after my run and put it in the freezer while I did Wednesday’s Tone it Up 8 toning move challenge. This was my third time doing the moves and I think I have the routine down now. I still need to purchase a set of 8lb and 10lb dumbbells. Maybe I’ll move that to the top of my to-do list next week?
After my Tone It Up workout (maybe 20 mins?), I pulled the “cookie” out of the freezer and topped it with plain Chobani and fresh strawberries.
I probably left the “cookie” in the freezer longer than it needed to be (it was a bit on the frozen side), but it still worked.
I’m hitting the road to Orlando today! The cheapest flights my sister and I could find to Cincy were out of Orlando, which was fine by me – I’m always up for a good excuse to explore the town I still consider my second home.
Have a great Thursday everyone!