Improved 3 Mile Time!
Posted by buffmuffy on August 6, 2009
Well I had a Probar shortly after my last post. I tried the Cherry Pretzel flavour. It was really good! It packed a hefty 380 calories, but I liked it. I LOVED the wrapper. The only downside? With all those calories, there are only 10g of protein.
A couple hours later I went on a run! Prior to running, I took 2 aspirin, 2 Crystal Mannas, 2 shots of Pepsi One (for the caffeine, I know I know), and then filled my nalgene with 2 containers of Mango Coconut Water! This stuff is SO good.
Beginning my run, I felt good. I had energy and it felt really great outside, about 80 degrees. After my first quarter mile, my legs were feeling it. But I endured. After about a half mile, my right knee started to hurt a little. But I endured! Almost half way through my 3 miler, my back started to hurt. The sun was starting to make me really heated. I kept going, stretched a tad, and kept drinking my coconut water. My stomach was starting to feel crampy (probably the diet soda) and I was worried! On my way back, I was tired, but the aspirin started to kick in. The pain was going away. I was still feeling it in my muscles, but the pain was definitely subsiding! I looked down at my drink and I had at least half a bottle left. I pushed myself a little more than I normally do up the hills. I took breaks when my body needed. And I came back victorious!
I clocked in at 36:47. I had beaten my best time since I started with the Garmin by 1:34! I was so happy! Here are some stat comparisons:
Date + Time Distance Total Time Pace average Avg speed Max Speed Cals burned
As you can see, this run was in a hotter part of the day, so that in itself is an accomplishment. My run was much more consistent as well, instead of last time where my first lap took much longer. I am so proud! The coconut water REALLY helped. It lasted longer because I didn’t need as much at a time to hydrate myself. It gave me a nice energy boost.
When I got home, it was almost 4 so I decided I would wait til 5 to eat dinner when the boyfriend got home. I ended up still feeling pretty satisfied from the Probar and the Mango O.N.E. coconut water.
While waiting, I got the mail and was shocked to find this surprise sample package from Jay Robb!
For dinner, I had some of my boyfriend’s cottage cheese (not low fat unfortunately but I didn’t have much) with a golden delicious apple, and a brownie for dessert! The brownie also was not healthy but it was homeade so no artificial ingredients at least! It was very good.
During the day, Zelda was lounging on top of my hermit crab cage. I didn’t catch a picture of her when she had her paws covering her face unfortunately. It was too cute.
Oh, and I’ve been off and on wearing these cheap-o wrist braces for my wrist pain:
Toodles for now!