Have you read my Miami Half Marathon Recap yet? 😉
A few things I forgot to include in yesterday’s recap:
- Headband – Sweaty Bands (I have three and a obsessed! They are the only headbands that actually stay on my head.)
- Shirt – Chicago Marathon (Best race shirt ever)
- Skirt – Target (purchased December 2008)
This was a crowded race. Crowded races = crowded water stations. Instead of fighting the crowds at the first few water stations I carried a water bottle that lasted me 10 miles. I did stop at two separate water stations for gatorade along the course.
I had pinned three Orange Clif Shot Bloks to the inside of my skirt and took them around mile 8. I’m not sure if it’s the placebo effect, but every time I take shot bloks during a race, I instantly feel more energized and ready to run!
Welcome new readers! From the comments it sounded like a few people assumed this was my first half marathon. It was actually my 4th. 🙂
If you would like to read about my first, check out my OUC Half Marathon Recap from December 2008 (!!) or to read about my half marathon PR check out my Space Coast Half Marathon Recap from November 2009.
It should be noted on the drive home I snacked on Peanut Butter Pretzels and Peanut Butter M&Ms on top of the cookie and apple I blogged about yesterday. 😉
Once we made it back to Orlando, Derek and I had no desire to cook or go out for anything particular. We ended up stopping at Pita Pit and picking up some Pitas to go.
I ordered the Babagnoush Pita with lots of veggies and feta in whole wheat pita.
This morning I’m oddly sore. It’s weird because I’ve done much longer runs than 13 miles at a much faster pace and wasn’t sore at all. I guess that shows you the difference between good training and ‘winging it.’ FYI: winging it means sore legs the next day. 😉
I woke up and did Level 2 of Jillian Michaels Six Week Six Pack and made Derek and I smoothies for breakfast.
All I had in the freezer were the Yoplait Smoothie Mixes, so I combined two and bulked them up with chia seeds, peanut flour, and oats in the blender then piled mine with granola, raisins, and cacao nibs.
Just as predicted, Derek loved the smoothie mix, but he is also a sugar fiend and when ever I make him regular smoothies he always add sugar to sweeten it up anyways. To be fair, these mixes don’t taste bad, they’re just really sweet with unnecessary ingredients added to the mix.
I have a LOT of work to catch up on today. Best get to it!
How was your weekend? Do anything fun?