I'm skipping my posts on today's eats because, frankly, they weren't very interesting!
Instead, I'm going to take you back in time. All the way back......
To yesterday! :)
I finally got in my 10 mile run yesterday, and it was awesome! I almost titled this post "10 Miles of Bliss," but I think that would have been a bit too enthusiastic. Though I didn't feel invincible, I am really happy with how my run went.
I stopped to walk maybe 4-5 times, mostly to drink (if I don't stop, I sploosh water/Gatorade mix all over myself). The weather was quite foggy and misty when I set off, and the air was so humid that within 10 minutes, I was soaked. At least there wasn't much of a breeze, so I didn't get cold.
I was especially happy with my time. I finished 10 miles in 1:35:57, which averages a 9:36 pace! WOOT!
At the 6 mile point, I tried out some new energy snacks.
When I trained for my last half marathon, I started looking into the use of energy gels. First, I tried Gu in the gel form. I don't think the texture of the gels appealed to me, and I pretty much had to force myself to swallow the gel. After that, I gave Clif Shot Blocks a try and really enjoyed them. They are tasty, easy to chew, and gave me a great burst of energy. Plus, they didn't upset my stomach at all.
Unfortunately, I haven't found any Shot Blocks in the area (boo to small towns!), but I did see these Gu Chomps, which have the same concept.
They had a very similar texture to the Shot Blocks, and the strawberry flavor was okay, but tasted a bit more artificial to me. I prefer the Clif version, but these will have to do. If anyone from Clif wants to send me some goodies, I would be happy to accept them. ;)
After a yummy shower, I needed to refuel. I picked up this Greek yogurt last week and decided to give it a try. I thought the flavor was vanilla, but upon further inspection before eating, the label says, "vanilla with cinnamon and orange spice." I am not a fan of orange spice, so I was a little nervous. I topped the yogurt with some flax cereal.
It was awful. I forced down about 4 bites, but I couldn't get past the yuckiness. Nasty nasty nasty. The sad thing is, I don't know if I didn't like this specific flavor, or if I just don't like the taste of this brand in general. I might try another flavor (like PLAIN), but we'll see. Nothing is as good as my Fage yet!
My kiwi, on the other hand, was delicious!
After dumping my yogurt, I fixed a simple bowl of cereal and milk. Much better!
Surprisingly, I didn't have the munchies the rest of the day. Usually, after long runs I want to eat all the time. I guess this snack did the trick, even though it wasn't very calorie-dense. It held me over until dinner at least.
Alas, I don't have a picture of dinner. I invited my parents over and made chicken with goat cheese, brown rice, and asparagus, and it was phenomenal.
I'm off to get ready for bed. I'm exhausted after a busy weekend and a very full day of work!