an early 10 miler

When my alarm went off this morning at 5:20 I believe a not so nice word came out of my mouth.   As our long run is happening on Sunday this week, BMB and I planned to do our midweek run this morning.   10 miles – a milestone, as it’s the longest we’ll go for a midweek training run.   We started out and it was still completely dark and in the upper 30’s.  

Didn’t think I’d be seeing those running tights quite so soon.  

We headed north along the lake and saw a beautiful sunrise.

It almost made the first 5 miles out bearable. 


The lake was kind of out of control and we almost got splashed a few times.  

Once the sun came up we were pleasantly warm, but I never took off my long sleeved shirt.

10 miles in the bag. 

My legs were feeling quite stiff and achy, but I hobbled over to Fox and Obel for smoothie ingredients.  

We both have sore throats and are trying to head a cold off at the pass, so I crammed as much into our new blender as possible.

1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate protein powder, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 banana, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 tbsp flax seeds, 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, and 2 handfuls of spinach.  

That baby was powerful and blended it up in no time.

The triumphant return of the green monster. 

Off to enjoy the day, hope you are doing the same!


6 Responses to an early 10 miler

  1. Beautiful photos! The weather is amazing for running outside right now. Congrats on the midweek 10 miler! 23 days to go, I can’t believe the race is almost here :)

  2. om goodness!!! please oh please let that weather hold up for marathon day!!!!!!!!!

  3. That is a SWEET monsta glass!! Where ever did you get it???

  4. 10 miles on a Thursday? You’re amazing!! Awesome job!

  5. Wow what a beautiful sunrise! That does help with an early morning run. Way to goon the pre dawn tenner!


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