It’s the weeeekkkeeeend! Hooray! I hope your Saturday has been going swimmingly and you have been doing fun things!
My day started out bright and early with a 5:50am wake up call. I’m trying to get back in the routine of early morning Saturday runs and I really like to have time for a leisurely pre-run breakfast and cuppa.
I started pounding my feet right at 7. From the get go it was just a tough run. It was kind of rainy and my legs were feeling very heavy.
Around the 4 mile mark I started having some stomach *cough* issues *cough* and had to stop for a minute at a nearby rest room.
I finally found my groove around mile 4.5 and settled in for a good remainder of the run. While running, I’d seen the same couple on their mountain bikes a bunch of times. At one point I was running along the path and I saw the woman biker coming towards me. Hold up, let me set the scene for you… On one section of the path I run along, there is one path and then another running parallel but divided by a tall group of shrubs and windflowers meaning you can’t always see the other path. Every now and then there are small cut throughs were you can swap paths. Soooo anyhoo, I was running along the right side of my path when I saw the woman riding towards me and my thoughts went like this.. “Hmm I wonder where her biking buddy is. I’m on the right side so she’ll go around me. Ohhh another bunny. Ahhhhh!” SMACK. Out of nowhere the man biker suddenly came through the cut through from the other trail straight into me. A biker/runner head on collision. It was actually terrifying and I’m very thankful he wasn’t going any faster!
I got a bruised shin and a bung thumb but other than that I was hunky dory.
After I stretched and rolled, it was time for my favourite part of run day. Smoothie time!
I went green this morning and blended up;
- 1 banana
- 2tbs Peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- handful of spinach
- 1/4 cup of oats
- almond milk
Cheers to a wonderful Saturday!