For those of you that read my last post, you know that I have recently broken up with my Hatred for My Body. So today, I am beginning my new life, with my new me. So I decided to start it off with some new products :)
But first... My run!
I was planning to get up extra early this morning, around 6am, to make up my 10 mile run today that I punked out of on Wednesday. Well, I didn't get up until about 7, but I got up and out for my run. My run had some good things about it, and some bad things about it....
The BAD things:
It was already humid out by 8:00am and I felt it as I was doing both laps. Shortly after I began mile 1 (that's right... only a few minutes into my run) I started to get a pain in my left foot that kept shooting up to my knee. Eventually it went away, but would return every once and a while just to remind me that it was more powerful that I am. I felt SUPER sluggish through the majority of the run. I do not think that I was really prepared mentally or ready physically for this run, because I just felt tired through the whole thing.
The GOOD things:
I finished!!! I finished with a pretty good pace!!! There was a group of runners/walkers/joggers from Team in Training that was there at the same time, which motivated me to keep going.
So my list of BAD'S is longer, but my GOOD's still managed to outweigh them. :)
After my run I headed to my favorite store, Target, to pick up a few items. Mainly a sports drink, because I felt like I was dying from dehydration... even though I drank almost an entire waterbottle during my run. I ended up picking up way more than I planned on grabbing (go figure)... but got some interesting and NEW items.
The first was a Vitamin Water Zero (Drive) Blood orange and Mixed Berry.
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I also picked up a new protein shake to try. I've been in the mood to make smooties after my runs a lot lately because it's been so hot, but using almond milk always makes them taste a little blah... and they're not very filling. So I picked up this brand...
I also picked up this little number: