I came home freezing and soaking wet (it rained for a while during the run), but feeling very accomplished and happy. Even though I was tired and wet, I felt so much better than I did after my half marathon in October . I feel so much more aware now of what I need to be successful, comfortable, and happy on my long runs, and I’ve really learned so much about proper training–especially fueling and hydration–in the past few months. I still need to work on drinking more water when I run, but I’m moving in the right direction!
After a hot shower, I ate a delicious lunch and then relaxed for the next few hours. Later, J and I went out for dinner to one of our favorite restaurants, Marnee Thai , with another good friend. I enjoyed a broiled shrimp salad with some brown rice on the side. Despite the long run, I really wasn’t very hungry yesterday or today. I have been rehydrating like crazy, though, and I’m sure my appetite will kick in sooner or later. After a wonderful dinner, I headed home to bed.
J and I slept in again this morning and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast. I had a green smoothie for breakfast with one frozen banana + frozen strawberries/blueberries + 1/2 cup fat free milk + spinach + vanilla extract. I topped it with my gluten-free, high protein cereal. It was a perfect way to start the day. After breakfast, J and I visited our local Farmers Market, but the pickings were slim once again. We took home eggs, carrots, and asian pears. After putting our food away, we settled in for our big day of watching TV and relaxing! J and I don’t have a TV, so we do all of our TV and movie watching on our computers. Today, we decided to start a new-to-us series, “Dexter.” It was a bit more graphic and unsettling than we were expecting, but we both liked it a lot! We stopped after a few episodes to enjoy lunch (sauteed egg whites + sweet potato + roasted carrots and broccoli) and then watched one more before going out to do our food shopping for the week.
Tonight, we are having our typical Friday night on Sunday! On Friday nights we usually enjoy dinner and a movie together, so that’s what we’re doing tonight. Per usual, I’ll be making a big salad with lots of goodies, and J will enjoy his pesto pizza. We’re watching Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” tonight. I hope it’s a good one!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!