Mile 1: 10:54
Mile 2: 11:22
Mile 3: 10:49
Mile 4: 10:28
Mile 5: 10:03
Mile 6: 9:43
(and I actually just added a few seconds to that when I hit the "start time" button on Garmy by mistake. Doh! But the overall time (that I had written down before I messed up the Garmy was 1 hour and 3 minutes at an average 10:33 pace).
Now that I have that mental distance challenge out of the way, I think I may attempt that distance again on Monday. I have a 5K this coming Sunday, so I need to do my longer run in the beginning of the week. My hamstrings are definitely sore today. I've been using the foam roller. My back is also sore... which is a little weird. Of course I do think I slept wrong a couple nights ago, but I do think this also has something to do with my run. It doesn't hurt, it's just sore. shrug. All I know is that I have been floating on cloud nine since my run yesterday! I had planned earlier in the week to run today as well so that I could log 4 days, but I figure since my legs are sore it would probably be best to just stick to to some nice yoga stretching today using my favorite video on ExerciseTV.
This now takes me to the last part of my super awesome Friday. I have finally made my first Green Monster smoothie. I have read in many other blogs about them, yet I was hesitant and well too lazy to try it. I am now ADDICTED! I made one last night and it was fantastic! So good in fact that I had another one for breakfast! I used some frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, a little skim milk, a ripe banana, two tablespoons of flax (I am embarrassed to say that I had to ask for help in finding it at the grocery store), and finally two handfuls of spinach (they're right, you really cannot taste it!). Oh, I did add a very small amount of sweetener, but that was because I was craving something sweet last night. I made one for Chris (I need to work on the proportions of ingredients as the smooties are coming out rather large). Chris did like it. He said it needed more strawberries. You should have seen his face when I added more spinach! I am tempted to try one with canned pumpkin and some vanilla yogurt. Maybe I will try that this week. All I know is that I will be making a lot of smoothies in the near future.
Do you remember me mentioning a running meet-up group? Well they have a run this Sunday, and it's a little bit of a drive from where I am now, although not really that far. I've decided not to go yet. I'm kind of nervous, and to be honest I really want to build up my mileage a little bit more before going out and potentially making a fool out of myself. I also think I'd like my first meet up to be somewhere a little closer to home. So I decided not to go tomorrow, and next Sunday I have a 5K (woo-hoo!), but I think the Sunday after that I'm going to try and meet them wherever they are. I'm excited and nervous (as silly as it sounds), but I'm mostly excited!
Happy Saturday all!