I’m exhausted today. I had a very eventful weekend. I can usually fit my weekends all in one post but this time I’m going to have to stick it into three. I’m saving Friday for later because I’m excited about Saturday’s accomplishments. Since getting injured last October, I’ve had issues running. I’ve tried and tried, but kept getting pain. I was officially cleared by the doctor and have been taking care of myself better. Not being able to run was one of the most depressing things. Saturday, I ran my first five since getting injured. I’m excited to keep up the running and continue to bigger races. But, I’m not going to rush myself and get hurt like last time, I’m taking baby steps.
Pre Race Breakfast: 1/2 bottle of Gateway to Green Juice from Luna’s Living Kitchen: kale, apple, orange, lemon, ginger. I also had bowl of whole grain cheerios with almond milk. I had 1/2 cup of coffee and a bottle of water two hours prior.
1. Kacey Musgraves – Biscuits (3:16)
2. Flo Rida – GDFR (3:10)
3. Lil Wayne – How to Love (4:01)
4. Lil Wayne – Love Me (4:15)
5. Lil Wayne – Mrs. Officer (4:42)
6. Lil Wayne – My Homies Still (4:07)
7. Decisions – Borgore Ft. Miley Cyrus (4:05)
The race went well. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of hills it had. If it didn’t have as many hills I probably would have decreased my time by 3 minutes. When I go downhill, I have to slow down because of my knees, and when I go uphill, I’m fighting so I slowdown. It was a up and down hill race. I did however like the challenge and it’s opened my eyes about changing up my running routes.
After the run, I grabbed a half banana and a orange and chugged two bottles of water. By the time the race ended I wish I hadn’t worn that dri-fit underneath. It was so hot!
31:07.9 was my final time which is awful compared to my normal pace but I’m going to blame the lack of training with hills. It’s just a great motivation to do better!
Overall, I’m proud of myself.
I’m excited for more races in my future!
Oh and by the way! Ladies! How do you wear your hair when you run? I can’t wear it in a pony tail or a bun because it hurts my head! Maybe my hair is too think and heavy but the only way I can wear it while running is in a french braid.
After the race, we headed to Southpark to have dinner at one of my favorite places in Charlotte, Cafe Monte Bistro! It was so beautiful and so we sat outside.
First up? COFFEE!
I ordered the French Country Breakfast and a side of fruit. It came with two eggs over easy, country bacon, whole grain toast, and a hash brown patty.
Crab cake eggs Benedict and holy cow it was delicious! I want to make my own version now!
Two little mini macarons, lemon and coffee!
After breakfast, I changed into some shorts and headed to the baseball fields.
I couldn’t have asked for a better day!
After the draft, we headed back to Fort Mill to have dinner. White vegetable pizza that had onions, zucchini, broccoli, tomato, and spinach. It was delicious!
I was so tired Saturday, I fell asleep at 9:30!