Miles To Go Before I Sleep
|Me running through the desert trail|
I do have to give props to my running partner of the day, Steve. He suggested the extra miles half-way through our run and we both decided to go for it! That's the great thing about running with a friend sometimes. You can push each other past your limits and see just how far you can go.
Where was all my energy coming from? Maybe it was my overnight oats for breakfast. Maybe it was the amazing weather... sorry all of you dealing with major snowy and icy conditions, but this is the advantage to living in the desert! But don't ya'll worry... you'll be laughing at me come summertime!
Besides all of that.. I do believe Steve pushing me was definitely the big factor that helped my run feel so great. We chatted, fed off each other's competitiveness. And it made ticking the off the miles that much better.
|High-fiving after our run!|
I strongly suggest doing a long run with a friend sometime. It's great to get out there and tackle those challenges on your own... but if you have a friend willing to pound the pavement with you, go for it! You'll build a better relationship, it'll help pass the time, and there's no need for a selfie when someone else can take the pic! :D
FlapJacked pancakes. They're pancakes with extra protein. Check out the link for more on their product. I added yogurt and bananas because I didn't want to ruin all my hard work by soaking my pancakes in syrup.
And I washed it all down with my own protein shake recipe. It's basically just coconut milk, chocolate protein powder, and mixed frozen fruit (blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries).
What's your favorite POST long run meal? Any fun recipes? I'm willing to give them a try!
After I ate all that food.. I made sure to do the one thing that will help anyone recover. Curled up with my pup for a little dog nap! :)
Thanks for reading and Happy Running!