Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy
Just rocked 16 miles, I’m gonna hit this city
The original plan was to run the 16 miles with Ashley before she had to be at work at 10:00am, but when she texted me at 5:00am saying she had to bail, I reset my alarm and enjoyed another hour of well deserved sleep.
Trust me, it makes a big difference starting a run in the daylight rather than the dark. 🙂
Before I headed out the door I fueled up with a bagel thin, Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Vanilla Sunflower Butter, strawberries, and dark chocolate chips.
The trailhead I had my heart set on this morning was only 3 miles from my apartment. I’m not sure why this has never occurred to me before, but instead of driving the short distance this morning – which I have done in the past – I decided to run to the trail head.
Since I had so many miles to cover this morning the extra 6 miles to and from the trail was a welcomed addition to my usual routine. For some reason knowing I only had to run 5 miles on the trail before turning around instead of 8 made me feel a lot better.
The run itself was great. Just like last week it was 100% mental on whether I could cover the distance or not. My body was great and found a comfortable rhythm that kept me chugging along. My head was the only thing that had to be reminded I could do this.
What am I going to do when I have to do almost double this distance next weekend? Yikes! Luckily I will be running the first half with a big group of friends and Ashley will be with me for the second. Plus it’s a trail race which means it will be very chill with no pressure. If Ashley and I are already promising each other if we need to walk, then we will walk. 🙂
My post-run breakfast was epic. 😉
My heart was set on a smoothie. A delicious, rich smoothie that would cool me down and fill me up. 🙂
In the blender
- Frozen Strawberries
- Almond Milk
- Peanut Butter
- Amazing Grass Chocolate Superfood Powder
Chocolate + Peanut Butter + Strawberries = my favorite smoothie combination. It’s like drinking dessert. 🙂
With my ‘dessert’ I had two thin slices of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread and an egg white puff.
This meal was just what I needed. 🙂
Bondi Bands Revisited
My experience with Bondi Bands haven’t been very good in the past. I purchased an adorable multi-colored Bondi Band at the Disney Expo back in January. The head band refused to stay on my head at the race and despite multiple attempts at wearing the headband several ways on runs, during cycling, and even during yoga, the darn thing wouldn’t stay on my head!
I’ve heard so many great things about Bondi Bands and couldn’t understand why i was having such trouble wearing mine. Last night Ashley – who just started working with the Bondi Band company – took me aside and explained it all.
Turns out there are two different types of Bondi Bands: the fashion bondi bands that are thin and come in fun designs & colors and the running bondi bands that are a bit thicker and have a grip to them.
See the difference?
Turns out the one I had purchased was of the fashion variety. Ashley was sweet and gave me a sample of their running version to test and compare.
I promised her I would test it on my run this morning.
I’m happy to report 16 miles later and the bondi band never budged! Success!! 🙂
Lesson learned: When you shop for a Bondi Band at your next race expo be sure to feel them out. If they feel thin and light, they are probably NOT going to stay on your head, but if they feel thick and grippy, then you are good to go!
If you have any more questions be sure to contact Ashley at