Post-run, I enjoyed a benefit that would usually be unacceptable after a morning run. A nice glass of wine and a peanut butter sandwich. All class I tell you!
Saturday was pretty lowkey. The kids and I ran errands and visited my grandmother. I even got to hang with my sister and my adorable nephew.
Then I took a much needed trip to Trader Joe's. I went in there hungry which is always a bad idea, but I grabbed my favorite hummus and veggie wrap while I shopped. I got my basics for a quality runners diet. Goat cheese, brown rice wraps, and all my greens.
|What? These aren't a superfood?|
In the evening, hubby and I watched Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. It was about a boy whose father was killed on 9/11. It was a really good story, but really difficult to watch, even 11 years later. I was in the city on 9/11 and hubby was a first responder. It was emotionally tiring and I was out like a light when it was over.
Sunday, I was up and out by 6:40 a.m. and heading towards the beach to run my 13 miles for the day. I kept thinking about how one year earlier I was running the 18 mile tune up and injury struck. It was the last race I did in 2011 and it was the last day I trained for the 2011 NYC marathon before deferring. Well, that was last year and since I deferred, I CAN run this year. So, I met my friend Tara and she joined me for a good 5 miles of running chat. Then I did a second loop by the beach which is always great scenery, before heading home with 13 miles under my belt.
I refueled with an egg and some pancakes with ground flax seed and banana. Shhh! The kids don't know that I added flax seed ;). Then I did the real hard work of the day, house cleaning and laundry. I swear I'd run 50 miles if someone would just do all the housework for me. Any takers?
Sharing is Caring: Some people find cleaning to be therapeutic. I'll stick with running. What's your preferences for clearing your head?