Dear Mr. Little Rock Arkansas I’m Too Thick to be a Runner Man
I am very happy to report back to you that I did not face plant during my 8 mile run this morning or have to stop and pee on the side of the road. Success! (It’s the little things in life, right?)
In prepping for my longer runs, I am forcing myself to eat something before running 6 miles or more………and I hate it. I would rather run on an empty stomach and ache all over than risk having to harass a tree halfway through my run. You know what I am talking about. In the past few weeks, though, I’ve found that my body is adjusting and accepting the food and is truly serving its purpose in fueling my longer runs. This morning, I ate 2 tbsp almond butter with honey drizzle on a 100 cal whole wheat sandwich thin with 1 cup of coffee 30 minutes before I started my run.
Then I ran my little heart out. I listened to Eminem telling me that he was who he said he was or I am or something like that. I focused on not curling my toes, which meant that I kept looking at my feet, which meant that I immediately stopped doing that after I almost face planted a handful of times. I waved at other runners and cyclists and even got honked at. I am pretty sure the reason for the honk was to make sure that I was okay because it was about the time that I was dropping my arms and letting them swinging wildly and running with my mouth gaped open trying to take a deep breath. Sexy, I know.
I finished strong and waltzed into my house expecting some great fan fare, the crowd going wild, something like that (the Olympics have me hyped up) but instead my husband asks,”Your face is red. Are you alright?” So sweet.
I immediately took off my shoes because my feet were on fire and I do NOT want to lose my toenails and ran into the kitchen to wash my face, chug some water, and make a cold smoothie. I almost forgot to take a picture of my smoothie because I was gulping it down so fast.
Feast your eyes on this delicacy:
1/2 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, 2 handfuls spinach, 8 oz unsweetened almond milk, 1 scoop Vega protein powder, 1 tsp flax meal, and 1 tbsp chia seeds.
9:14 mile pace is just a few seconds per mile shy of where I need to be for my August 25th Half Marathon to run a sub 2 hours. I’ll get there. I’m training hard, The Get In Shape Girls training plan is making me weak in the knees (literally, I’ll post about it later today or tomorrow), and I want it bad enough.
So, here’s to you Mr. Little Rock Arkansas I’m Too Thick to be a Runner Man, I just showed those 8 miles what a thick girl can do. Eat it.
Be smart this weekend and Eat Clean, pump some iron, and be a Fit Fox!