Even though I woke up pretty sore Sunday morning, I was determined to run my seven mile goal for the day. So, while catching up on blogs that I have missed over the busy week at work, I ate one of my favorite meals of all time, banana and nut butter (this time it was almond butter).
With the proper fuel I was able to run my favorite 7 mile loop, stopping to touch hopper’s hands at the midway point underneath the golden gate bridge.
It felt great to run for an hour and not have pain despite the soreness lightly radiating from my abs (a result from my pilates class the day before). In addition to my recognition of slight soreness, I started to think about what runs through my mind as I am running…
- How far I have gone in my run and how much farther I have left
- What I need to get done that day
- The song that is playing (this normally includes singing along – out loud)
- Should I, or should I not, head nod the runner coming towards me
- My running form
- The phone calls I need to make
What thoughts are running through your head when you go for a run?
Because this run was the longest I have done in quite some time, I was down for the count for most of the day. Besides a trip to the grocery store and the farmer’s market to load up on food for the week, I nursed my body on the sofa for the rest of the day. After surviving a my week at a new job and constantly being on the move, it was a relief to do absolutely nothing.
I did manage to summon enough energy to cook up some marinated tofu and create a colorful salad with the beautiful sweet purple cauliflower that we picked up at the farmer’s market.
How did you spend your weekend? Do you do a major market shop on Sunday to prepare for you meals during the week?