Noises in the Night

August 16, 2010

It was so weird waking up to an alarm this morning; I didn’t know what was happening. All summer I haven’t had to use an alarm, so when my alarm went off at 5:30 a.m. this morning, I didn’t know what the noise was. I guess this means summer break is official over.

Speaking of being woken up by unfamiliar noises, the other night, Craig and I were sound  asleep and all of a sudden the bed started shaking and rocking back and forth, and Craig, still half asleep, mumbles, “it’s an earthquake.” I didn’t know what was going on at first since I had been sound asleep, but I guess that’s what happens when you live in Alaska.

Within 10 minutes of my alarm going off this morning, I was out the door for a very enjoyable 7 mile run. Ten minutes into my run, I was feeling good, so I decided to pick up the pace and do a tempo run. Here’s a breakdown of my run:

10 minute warm-up

30 minute tempo run (I tried to pick the pace up every 10 minutes.)

15 minute cool-down

Breakfast was a Pineapple-Mango-Banana Smoothie and 2 waffles. (I had another one after this picture was taken.)

I like getting my protein in a smoothie form. Liquids after a run are so welcomed!

Craig thought the smoothie looked like banana bread batter with the chia seeds in there.

Nature’s Path waffle with almond butter and agave nectar.Question of the Day

What is your favorite kind of nut butter?

I used to love peanut butter but find myself reaching for the almond butter more often now.

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