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.  

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

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

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It almost made the first 5 miles out bearable. 

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Almost.

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

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

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10 miles in the bag. 

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

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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.

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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.  

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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!

-k8

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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