Happy Saturday & Happy Halloween!
Today… I got up early (4:30, but with the time Falling Back tonight that 4-5 AM wake-up is going to feel like 3 AM!
I already had my running clothes laid out the night before. But, wait where is my SHOE!
Hobbling around room in the dark, one shoe on, turn on the lights, still can’t find it, (note to self today is the day to clean my bedroom…thoroughly!) My running shoe is MIA! so my old, old, shoes had to make due!
This Virtual Race Day was not off to a great start. at least I looked cute this morning. Super Cute Hat with my Running on The Wall Gear (my camera on this old phone I’m using, is pathetic! For real the camera is so bad, it’s enough to make me cry!) I didn’t even really realize that it was Halloween, until I was done with my race (people were in costumes and I really wasn’t paying attention lol) …YES MY RACE WAS on a treadmill! I was extremely grateful, that I just had to jump in my car and go to the gym!!! I am loving the Virtual Race aspect of this as well as my monthly commitment to it.
However, the treadmill shut off like 3 times and re-started my time/pace/distance. So, all my race time is iffy I know Jogged/Walked under a Hour and a half. And, that’s all I need to know really! My only competition is myself and right now my GOALS are setting the bar and work on self-improvement…everyday!
Distance… I kept track of with my phone and about 99,9% sure I got the distance right.
However, in my heart ❤ I did the best I could! As far as distance, (may be a little sore, but not too bad.) I have completed a 5K and now 10K. And, feeling more comfortable to really start my “training and work on getting BETTER! Also, I know I have been working on this for years, but getting OUTSIDE and running, I am in the perfect time of year for this. Summer, I have the worst allergies and running in heat is harder for me.
Confession: I had the flu for two weeks +, this is my first real week back to feeling like myself and so no real training was performed! I did yoga when I could and practiced lots and lots of Self-Care.
I did way better than I expected, my time flew by fast, my body felt OK, I did the whole marathon more like a HIIT running/walking. With a couple longer jogs. The treadmill was fine today.
My goal for next month is to do my race outside! And, focus on real training.
Does anyone want to Virtual Race with me?!?!? If so sign up for November on Running on the Wall!
Cold Weather tips and favorite things (like shoes that don’t get wet,) would be graciously appreciated!!!
One More Thing!!! I have a awesome GIVEAWAY with 5 days left to enter!
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OK, Two more things! I forgot to add my Overnight Chia Pudding recipe that was my before and after meal before my own race today!
My Overnight Chia Pudding!
- One Banana Smashed
- 2 TBSP Mighty Nut Powered Peanut Butter Protein Don’t forget to enter giveaway! HERE!
- 2 TBSP of Chia Seeds (fold in)
- I use Almond Milk, whatever you like/use will be fine about 4- 8 oz. (depending on how thick you like your Chia Pudding.)
- Splash of Vanilla Extract.
- Dash Cinnamon and Turmeric
- Top with Blueberries and Toasted Coconut just for fun!
- Added Blueberries + Coconut in the morning
Anyways, even if it was a 10K walk/run it is still a success!!!