Today was a very exciting day. For the first time in weeks, I didn’t have to set an alarm! Wahoo! This morning’s run was eight miles and didn’t call for me to get up at the crack of dawn to run it. That in itself is worth a celebration.

Even though we were still up pretty early (8:30), it felt so nice not to have to hear that really annoying sound that is the alarm clock. Plus, there was a fun race in Prospect Park this morning that started at 8 a.m. so I missed the rush by running a little later, I’ll take it.

While the weather is something normal people would be super annoyed by, it was PERFECT for running. Overcast, mid 30s with off-and-on drizzle. YES, please. I hope that Boston has similar weather this year, compared to the unbearable heat from last year.

***And time out, I just have to mention how in love I am with my new Brooks.

My favorite part right now is the fact that the tongue is so fat and cushy! It makes my whole foot feel comfortable. No wonder why “Run Happy” is the company’s chosen slogan.

Afterwards, my biggest concern was trying to eat within 30 minutes as my nutritionist pointed out. Eating within 30 minutes of a workout is important for muscle recovery. Usually I’m not very good at this, especially after a longer run, because I just want to relax for a minute. My nutritionist also said that while most people think that you need to eat protein, you need to eat a combination of carbohydrates, protein and sodium. So a perfect snack would by an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter.

We ended up having pancakes this morning… and had to get a little creative with my “spatula”:

 

My spatula decided to break this week. Flipping pancakes with a cake server is definitely interesting.

That being said, I made my deadline and ate within 30 minutes. Let the recovery begin!

 

Did you sleep in today?

Do you eat within 30 minutes of working out? Why or why not? 



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