I have decided that running with friends is much more fun than running alone!
I knew I would be running with Jeff and Mariclare this morning, but I also wanted to get a longer run in. No offense to either of them, but I don't think they would have been excited had I tried to drag them on a 3.5 mile run.
So, I woke up extra early to crank out my longer run before we all headed over to the track. I ran 3.5 amazing miles! I was definitely panting by the end, but in a satisfied and happy kind of a way, not a "I want to kill myself" kind of a way.
When I got home, I stretched really quickly and hopped in the car, and we were off to fetch Mariclare.
When we got to the track, it was sunny and warm, a perfect morning for an easy run!
Mariclare was very receptive of the camera.
Jeff, not so much. He wouldn't look at me or take the hood off. Oh well, I still snuck some in!
We did a very easy mile and a half and enjoyed the weather. Afterwards, I was more than ready to go home and make breakfast.
1/2 c Kashi GoLean
1/2 c Peanut Butter Puffs
1/2 Peach Chobani
1 tbsp chia seeds
I inhaled this breakfast. It was so good, and I was so hungry. I was a little apprehensive about the orange, but it ended up tasting great!
After breakfast, Jeff and I puttered around the house for a bit, but I got pretty antsy to get back outside so we packed a picnic and went over to a nearby dam to walk and picnic.
The walk was so pretty. The weather stayed perfect, and the walk was a great way to stretch out my legs after a morning full or running.
Jeff and I happy to be on the trail.
Our picnic's view.
Jeff and I happy to be picnicing.
Our picnic eats were easy and fast. I made us each a cashew butter and spiced apple butter sandwich on whole wheat bagels with grapefruit, apples, and hummus chips. I ended up being full after the bagel and 1/2 the grapefruit. So the apple and chips are for later.
Now, I am sitting on the couch enjoying one of these
and resting my legs.
I love spring break.