That's how far I ran yesterday morning before I decided to walk in the last .8 miles to my house. I was feeling super dehydrated. I kinda knew when I woke up that it might be a struggle to run, but I couldn't resist the breezy cooler weather, and had to get out there.
I had a 1/2 bagel with some PB and banana like old times before my run and some water.
I debated about running with a water bottle, but then decided not to because I knew it would be a "shortish" run and didn't want to have to carry one. I regret my decision and think it would have helped to have some hydration along the way. Here I am in all my post-run, hot-mess glory.
I have a hard time running this way, without a training plan and at random. For the longest time, this was how I ALWAYS used to run, until I found my running group, races, and training plans and got hooked on running consistently. Now I think it's hard to just run a couple miles here and there when you really have no established comfort level and base. I've been trying to build it so that around 3-4 miles is comfortable, but life keeps getting in the way. I can't justify cancelling plans around running or missing out on the limited time I have with these guys if I'm not training, in my opinion.
|Date Night > Running|
Right now that translates to only running about two, maybe three (if I'm lucky), times a week and I can tell it's not enough to really get to that comfortable place.
Anyway, back at the house I downed a good amount of water and Gatorade to quench my thirst after the run. I also made myself lunch: toast with spinach, cheese, a black bean burger, a fried egg, and green salsa. I can' get enough green salsa lately. Love this stuff...
Soooooooooooo yummy. The tang of the salsa mixes with the runny egg, and the meatiness of the black bean burger. It's a little spicy, and totally delicious. Make it.
I actually felt kind of crappy all day, I think from being kind of dehydrated. I spent a while watching Rookie Blue episodes I've missed lately. Love that show!
I also read more of One Day, my book club book, which we're supposed to have read by later this week! Eeeeek!
I met some friends out at Taco Mac for dinner. I had a Red Oak ale and fish tacos with sweet potato fries.
My friend Gibson had "DEATH" wings.
He ended up with a mouth on fire!
My friends Sarah and Tim were also there for the fun along with friends Kerrie and Josie, who went unpictured.
I love this crew. My stomach kind of hurt from laughing so hard by the end of the night. :)
Unlike many areas, experiencing Hurricane Irene, we had a beautiful breezy night in Charlotte, and even ate outside.
How was your Saturday? Did you, or are you experiencing the hurricane??