Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wisconsin winters and Garmin Greatness

 Good morning to you! I accomplished my task this morning... eight miles outside in the Wisconsin winter! So here's a true life confession... I love to run but I am a treadmill junkie, sad but true. However for Christmas I joined the big girl running club and my mom who is also a runner got a a Garmin Forerunner 205. This morning was my first time getting to break it in but I'll save you the redundancy and just say the I have had the same reaction as everyone else who gets this toy and now I am in love <3.

I did 8 miles in 1:21:10

That's a good pace for me, I am very satisfied! Around mile 6.5 I had the little voice pop into my head that was saying "can't, weak, can't, weak" but also right at that moment one of my favorite running songs, "Remember the Name" came on my iPod and I literally said out loud "Shut up I AM going to finish this run, YES I AM" I totally worked because from there I just plowed through to the end!

Before I left I had a little bowl of dry quaker oat square cereal and raisins. Even though this was a good snack I brought gatorade and dried pineapple chunks with me on my run because I always believe it is way better to be prepared than to hit a wall and not be able to finish but I didn't end up needing them.

When I got back I walked up and down the hall of my dorm for a little for a cool down (because it was too cold outside, my hand were unhappy even in gloves!) And then I remembered that I had an almost empty barney butter jar... YES!!! Perfect post-run treat!

Parfait with 6oz greek yogurt mixed with coconut extract, ginger and truvia,  around 1/2 cup dry oatbran a banana and of course the amazing almond butter! (Sorry I can't figure out how to rotate the picture)

It may look uggo but it was amazing! Especially when I finally got to the bottom! 

With key lime tea and a big 'ole class of re-hydration!

Alrighty, I must actually head BACK outside to the grocery store (boo) but I am in need of veggies and I'll be thankful for the circulation tomorrow I am sure! Hope your weekends are of to rizockin starts!


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