Good Sunday morning folks! I can’t believe it’s New Years Eve Eve!! It’s crrraaaazzzzy.
I had a very weird start to my morning over here in the McD household! I slept in until about 8am and woke up feeling really tired. I got up, came downstairs to say good morning to Chris and started in on breakfast.
Breakfast was simple but tasty! I made some of my usual microwave style porridge with old-fashioned oats and almond milk.
I added some chia seeds, wheat germ ad brown sugar and then peeled my banana to find this…
Brown bananas!!! The bane of my existence. Ohhh the disappointment. I managed to salvage the bottom half and added it to the mix.
I took my little bowl of love to the couch, sat down, ate it all up…and then fell asleep again!!
I could barely keep my eyes open through the last couple of bites, laid my little head down and slept for a good 30-40 minutes. So bizarre!! My body must be really really tired, napping 30 mins after waking up aint right!
I had my 6 mile run on the agenda for today and wanted to get it over before the day got away from me but I was feeling sluggish and weird after my impromptu extra sleep!
I pounded a cup of tea, got changed and decided to just go for it!
I set out on my run armed with my new iPhone arm band that I bought yesterday and my brand new Garmin Forerunner 10 that Chris gave me for Christmas. Having new toys definitely made me more excited to hit the pavement!
I definitely struggled through the first 2 miles before finding my stride, but I honestly found the whole run to be a bit of a challenge. It’s been a good two weeks since I’ve run a decent distance (I had some back pain following our little car prang) so I was not feeling in tip top shape!
But, it was a beautiful day out there and I enjoyed some quality people watching while listening to ‘The Happiness Project’ audiobook on my phone.
And, I did it!! I finished my first 10K distance and the longest I’ve ever run (I guess I’ll be saying that every week!).
I was happy to finish in under and hour and to see that my average pace was 9:09, not too shabby!
I absolutely loved having my new Garmin watch. It’s small and lightweight and so easy to use, plus the lime green is awesome!
I as usual, was a sweaty mess when I finished.
But I was proud of myself and I was excited to be wearing my hot pink running shirt that I got from Ash for Christmas! Bright pink top and bright green Garmin made me a happy lady!
I think I’ve discovered something about myself…new things make me happy!!
After a good session of stretching out these clodhoppers and washing my disgustingly sweaty self off in the shower, my stomach was growling!
I ate the other half of my sandwich from yesterday which wasn’t looking quite as pretty today!
The combo of turkey, bacon and avocado made my insides smile!
I finished lunch off with a my latest addiction…
I just can’t get enough of these! Yum!!
Now Chris and I are off to take our little hound for a romp at the beach, it is b-e-a-utiful out there today!
Happy almost end of December everyone!!