We were both laughing so hard taking these.
he's showing me the love here
Last night was a fail on the clean eating diet. I kind of felt it coming on in the afternoon, I got the munchies. Plus I was organizing the office (which I really didn't want to do), so was easily allowing myself to be distracted from the job. It started with one Nilla Cookie, then a little package of Quaker Crispy Delights, then a half shot of Hazelnut Kahlua (barely a taste) ... up to that point it wasn't too bad. But then we had friends over and while playing cards the snacks came out and I had about 10 nacho chips (ok still not so bad), but WAYYY too much Spinach Dip on them. I was kind of disappointed that I let myself stray so easily, but maybe it wasn't that bad.
I even convinced myself that I was "carbo-loading" for the long run I had planned for today. Yeah ... NOT!
I headed out on this run with just the simple goal of running the whole thing at a nice, steady, easy pace. I'm too competitive with myself and always clock watching. I did bring a watch, but only for general interest. I wanted to see how long it would take me to run the distance at a casual pace, without pushing.
At this point I was SO tempted to pick it up a bit and see if I could finish the last section at a faster pace and pick up a few minutes. But I held myself back because I wanted this whole thing to not be about time.
In the end, today I ran 16.33 Km (aka 10.15 miles) in 1:32 and 10 seconds. And it was EASY! I could have sang the whole way.
Afterwards I felt completely pain free and not winded at all. I believe at that pace I could easily have continued on to finish a half marathon distance. And if I did, my finish time would be under 2 hours - without any extra effort. WHAT? My goal is to be around 2 hrs, but really I was expecting 2:05 - 2:10. And the route I took had 4 good hills on it.
After that I had a quick shower and took my son out to his soccer game, where I sat and watched for a good two hours. And now ... my legs don't hurt at all. I'm sure I'll feel it a bit by tomorrow morning, but I don't think it will be all that bad.
The only thing I did notice was about 3/4 through this run I was HUNGRY! I had had a slightly lighter breakfast before, but I had no hunger this morning. I don't remember ever feeling hungry during a run. When I came home I right away made myself a protein shake with 3 scoops of protein powder. Not really per the clean eating diet, but I knew it was what my body needed - plus I didn't have alot of time to cook anything. I really need to do some experimenting with on the run supplements. I've tried the Gu/Gel type thing once - though not on a run - and I didn't care for it.