Having started last Saturday with a fast 7 miles, I decided this Saturday would be another long run – but this one at a comfortable pace and maybe a little further. Matt’s post on Stu Mittleman got me revved up for an enjoyable long run and today was the day.
I wasn’t sure exactly how far I was going to go this morning, and decided to play it by ear. First things first though, a MamaBite while
loading the dishwasher multi-tasking.
Come on coconut oil, show me what you got!
My plan was to maintain a nice easy pace and to just get out there and enjoy myself for a nice long Saturday run. With my borrowed Garmin strapped wrist, I ventured off my usual long run route and ran through a park, a cemetery and various neighborhood streets I wouldn’t otherwise explore, a just let the distance be whatever it was going to be.
I kept an eye on my watch and saw my pace was hanging out between 8:40 – 8:50. As I neared home, I decided to finish strong and picked up the pace for the final mile. Maybe I should have titled this post A Nice and Easy 8 with a Fast 1.
Clicky clicky to see the biggie pic-y. I am just loving that I get to see these stats. What fun!
9 miles, 1 hour and 17 minutes later, time to whip out a few of my favorite things.
This is my latest mid-morning snack favorite. Two slices of toasted cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread, 1 tbsp of almond butter topped with sliced banana. I’ve eaten this concoction many times before but it had sort of fallen off the radar for a while. (Thank you Holly for this reminder!)
And my most favorite thing of all? Almond butter in bulk! 4.99 a pound, baby!
Did you know?
Calorie counting saves you money? It saves me money at least! Now that I’m eating less almond butter I haven’t been spending a fortune re-stocking my fridge with it every other day! Who knew?
My post long run breakfast in all it’s normal portioned almond butter glory!
The children have been shipped off to Granny’s house for the afternoon and I’ve got a few hours of silence in store! Off to kick up my child-free heels for a spell.