Today I set out for 7-8 miles, not sure how long it would be, all I knew is that I wanted to end my run at the bottom of NICE hill. I ran an extra loop in my neighborhood before setting out for mile long hill. I looked at my pace after the hill at about mile 3.5 at realized if I could recover quickly and set a faster pace I might set a goal pace of 10/min/miles for my run! I think this run was the perfect distance in my training.... not TOO long for my pace, and not too easy either. I realized a couple of things today, I am a RUNNER!!!!! I have done this route before and had to walk, I no longer HAVE to walk. This is sooo cool, especially when I face those lovely HILLS. It was kind of warm out, but with a water in hand and some SHOT BLOCKS along the way, I didn't mind the heat!! This is new for me... coping with a little bit of heat! I have come a long way in that department. One last thing to comment is that Running is soo mental for me, but more than anything it really has become a GREAT spiritual time for me. God has shown me sooo much through my running and really it all comes down to this.... I NEED HIM ON MY RUNS! I look back on most of my runs and realize that all of my GREAT runs are the ones that I include God in. I think he is trying to prove a point, that if I look to him all the time, LIFE CAN BE GREAT too!
Stats of my run: 7.25 miles 1 hr 12 min, 10:03 pace
After my run I decided to try a recipe from my new Runner World Magazine!
SO Salmon Burgers, and Watermelon and Feta Salad for LUNCH! This was the perfect meal for after a run, not too heavy, but oh soo YUMMY!!!
We get those Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers from Costco, so easy!
But here is the recipe for the salad, it was easy too!!!
2 lbs Watermelon Chopped up
1 cup Greek Feta cheese crumbled
1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 cup mixed baby greens
1/4 t sea salt
1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup EVOO
Toss the salad, drizzle the dressing and enjoy!
I loved the sweet and salty combo in the salad!
GREAT RUN! GREAT LUNCH!!!! NOW ITS TIME TO ENJOY THE SUN!