Um, this happened:
Oh hey, MOJO. WELCOME HOME!
For my first run of 2013, I headed to Alameda to do 5 miles. I had a great, speedy tempo run on Monday. It certainly boosted my confidence but after sucking wind for the last few weeks, I wasn’t sure I was out of the woods. My goal for the 5 mile run was to run comfortably and get through it. I set off at a very comfortable pace. I barely felt like I was running! I looked down after about a mile to check my pace and it was just over 9 minutes. I slowed down a bit in an attempt to conserve energy but with plenty to spare, I just decided to go for it.
Full disclosure: my tummy rebelled and eventually demanded a pit stop right around mile 3. What are you going to do?
Relieved and cooled down, I headed back. Though I would have loved to run straight through, it was worth the stop because I wasn’t distracted by anything. I wouldn’t have any reason to stop other than it being too hard. And that last mile was, let me just say, HARD. I wanted to stop about 10 times.
BUT I DIDN’T!
So, after weeks of shitty runs, why was this one so awesome? It was powered by like 6 cups of my darling man’s barley salad. I wish I could eat this all the time because I love the toothsomeness of barley. So toothy. Unfortunately, it’s a stupid glutenous grain and can’t be part of my regular diet. I bought some quinoa to experiment with. Meh.
……..I’ve been picking away at this post for days. It’s time for it to die. I ate some barley and ran fast. Moving on……..
What’s your SUPERFOOD?