Long Run Saturday: Multitasking and Farms
Oh, where to start? The plan said 8 and I was shooting for ten. With a half marathon in 2 weeks (Yikes) I really wanted to get that double-digit run in. But my longest run in MONTHS has been 6. So was jumping to 10 unrealistic, not to mention risky? Well, I managed 9. A very slow 9. Still not sure how I am going to get through 13 in 2 weeks.
Mind you, I did all of that running on an empty stomach with just Propel Zero in my water bottle. I read that doing “famished” runs helps you burn fat. But only in runs over an hour. So I figured some multitasking was in order. Running AND burning fat at the same time.
When I got back, I just wanted the coldest thing possible. That was more Propel and part of an orange. The orange wasn’t very good. So after a shower (and rocking the pink compression socks) I had a protein bar and a diet pepsi. I always seem to want either a cold soda or a cold beer after a run. And since it was 830am, the soda seemed more appropriate.
For lunch, I had a Groupon to The Farm at South Mountain. We gathered up my sister and BIL (well, they drove to our house) and headed out. It was rather warm, but we found a shady table to eat at. The sandwiches were amazing and the pie looked even better. Michael and I shared a flank steak sandwich and a chicken salad sandwich. But the pie kept calling. It will be dinner.
After that we hit up World of Maps (seriously) so that I could exchange trail map I had bought on Amazon. Turns out I bought the wrong one and instead of sending it back, I could just go to the store and exchange it. I didn’t even know when I ordered it that they were right down the street. I am not sure the map is all that helpful, but my sister had a great idea to throw it on the wall and keep track of the trails I have done.
The rest of the day was kind of odd. There was chips and salsa and a couple of beers. Then we headed out to an Oktoberfest that was small with not a lot to choose from. I shared an apple strudel and then had a few bites of ice cream when I got home.