144.0…Seven turned into Eight
So last night being Friday night, I felt like having wine. Wait….I feel like having wine every night. Anyway, I felt like having wine but then thought twice. Number One: I’ve been drinking a ton of wine lately. Maybe I need to take a break? (Boo!) Number Two: I had to get super early in the morning for seven miles (or so I thought). So I made a mock-tail:
I brought out my fancy wedding crystal martini glass and poured some tonic in it with a lemon. Oh yeah. I am creative like that. There’s just something about holding a fancy glass that I love. Did it do the trick? Sort of.
Friday night is also a good night for pizza. When I was at the store earlier in the week, the Pillsbury pizza dough was on sale. Hubby LOVES it so I thought, what the heck.
I put the dough in the pan and pre baked it for a bit because we like our crust crispy. On top went pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, onions, dried basil & oregano.
I had two slices and made a big salad. It was a great meal!
My alarm went off at 5:30AM this morning. Yes…on purpose. I had to meet my Team in Training for our Saturday run. I had my standard peanut butter on toast before I left.
I had it in my mind that I was supposed to do 7 miles. Well, we were handed our maps and I saw that my team was doing 8. Huh?? Oh well, at that point, what’s another mile?
The first four miles were a little rough for me. I think I was remembering Thursday’s run with the evil water belt (which I left at home today). At the half way point aid station, I tried some of that Gu/Gel fuel replacement for the first time. That stuff is nasty. I have a texture issue. I think pudding is a little funky and the same thing with applesauce. When my kids were babies, feeding them baby food was nauseating. Anyway, I think I like the shot blocks better. The aid station had gummy bears so I ate that instead. The next four miles were so much better!!!
Mile 1 – 10:37
Mile 2- 11:20 (hills)
Mile 3 – 10:16
Mile 4 – 10:14
Mile 5 – 10:11
Mile 6 – 10:17
Mile 7 – 10:46 (hills)
Mile 8 – 10:51 (hills)
I could have kept running. It’s so nice when you “running legs” start to take over from your “lead legs”.
On my way home I stopped at Starbucks for a latte. I needed coffee!
I also needed food! I skipped the cold hard bagels that are available after our runs for something better: spicy eggs!
I loved my eggs this morning. I scrambled some egg beaters with jalapenos, spinach, red onion, salsa and shredded cheddar cheese. After this picture was taken I loaded Cholula hot sauce all over it and went to town.
Then I took a hot shower. Life was complete.
A little bit later I had some dates:
I took my daughter to a birthday party. Yes, another birthday party. I have one tomorrow too. Don’t get jealous.
I managed to not eat the pizza and cake again! I’m on a roll! I did eat a ton of fruit there and this Trader Joe’s Trail Mix bar after the party:
I was still hungry so I rolled up some turkey slices, mustard and pickles in a wheat tortilla:
So tonight we are taking the kids to meet some friends at The Hamburger Factory. You know what the hamburger factory has (besides hamburgers)? Hot wings. How the heck will I avoid those!?!
Do you have food texture issues?
Are you sleeping habits the same on the weekends as the weekdays or different?