I heart long runs!
Even if I still do get a little anxiety before doing them—as I’ve said before.
A successful long run starts with good pre-run fuel!
Today I went with a bagel and hot tea. I only had the hot tea because I was cold—no other special reason.
I am never sure if I’m going to want the same toppings on both halves of the bagel, so I start by toasting one half, slathering it with my spread of choice (peanut butter this morning) and then devouring in 0.2!
Then I reassess my taste buds, do I want the other half with the same topping or do I want to mix it up? (I know, I’m strange.) Today, I was all about mixing it up, which is usually the case. 😉
Today’s topping on the second half: The Laughing Cow – Light Creamy Swiss Cheese.
If you like cream cheese on your bagel but want to save on the calories, you should definitely give The Laughing Cow: Light Creamy Swiss a try. At 35 calories per wedge it is creamy, spreadable, and tastes similar to cream cheese!!
I love this tea! It has a strong sweet and spicy flavor to it. I know some people don’t care for tea because the flavor is too weak, but that is not the case for this full-bodied tea.
After letting my food digest for an hour, it was time to depart for my long run of the day!!
Classic cheesy running pose. . . .
My run today took me:
over the river. . . .
and through the woods. . . .
along a busy highway (not so enjoyable) . . . .
And after 17 miles and 2.5 hours of running, this is how I felt:
(Actually, I took this even before I started. ;))
Overall, it was a very good run! Nothing super speedy, but thankfully that’s not the point of a long run.
Distance: 17 miles
Post-run fuel is also very important!
I followed Caitlin’s recipe, except I used feta instead of goat cheese: 2 eggs + mushrooms + spinach + feta
I spent the afternoon taking an ice bath, reading, talking to my sister, and relaxing. It was very enjoyable!
For dinner, Craig and I had BLTs and sweet corn: one of my all-time favorite summer meals. Although it seemed a little strange to be having this meal at the end of April, but it was still delicious!
Craig and I are about to watch the movie Due Date. It normally isn’t my type of movie, but Craig wanted to watch it, so I agreed. 🙂