I have been excited all day for the deliciousness I had planned as my post-run meal! I've been reading that oats are a great food for both recovery and fuel and I read about a mixture that sounded scrumptious - oats, 1 mashed banana, soy milk, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a dollop of peanut butter! It did not disappoint. I think it will be even better when it gets cold outside and I can come in and fill myself full of warm, carby goodness! I also had a nice glass of chocolate soy milk to top it off.
My run today was good on endurance, slower on speed. I stayed around a 12:00-12:30 pace, but I ran 1.5 miles without any walk breaks! The only reason I had to stop was because of shin pain. Then I walked for .25 miles, ran another half mile, and walked the last .25. I really wanted to run for another .25 so I could make it an even 3, but my legs were getting a little shaky and I didn't want to push it.
I waited until about 7:15 to run tonight and I really enjoyed it! It was cooler (it's been in the 80s and humid here lately, not fun) and very peaceful feeling. As it got a little darker, though, I did wish that I had some sort of head lamp or more reflective clothing. Another thing to add to my running shopping list!
I felt great at the end of the run today! I want to fix my legs so badly. I just want to be able to keep running without this ridiculous pain! I do think it's getting better, but I'm a very impatient person. I've ordered something that I think might help, I'll post about that when it arrives.
I got to enjoy my post-run yum yum while icing my legs on the couch with my baby girl Honey snuggled up next to me. Happy girl :)