This morning I prepared some tasty snacks to bring to work with me. I made my own little fruit & yogurt parfait. This was my first time trying Chobani's vanilla Greek yogurt. I layered it with some strawberries and some Honey Oat granola from "The Baker."
Verdict: the vanilla Greek yogurt is ok with strawberries and crunchy stuff;
I can't say I love the vanilla on its own though.
I went to work. I feel like my peep-toe pump days and my skirts without tights days are numbered.
I came home. I had to really tell myself not to stop at Dunkin Donuts on my way home for a pick-me-up iced coffee (and hm, I have a coupon for a free donut with purchase of beverage...I haven't had a donut in a long time). But I resisted.
photo from Dunkin Donuts
photo from flickr
I made it home, but I snacked on some delicious peanut butter pretzel nuggets. (Better than a donut, right?) Because I was feeling lazy and putting off going for my run. Ok, I also had a Reese's Peanut butter cup... why did my husband have to bring a bag of those home?? And why can I not get enough of peanut butter. And why do I really really want junk food today.
It was about 58 and overcast when I got home from work. I was happy to have a chance to wear some cooler weather running clothes! It also felt incredibly cold. I had to remind myself that at one point in the spring, I probably thought 58 was warm! With it being so overcast and a little windy out, it was hard to get off my butt and step out the door, but I did.
I went for a run in my Lululemon Swiftly Tech L/S in dark classic grey (purchased last year on markdown at my local store - not sure why it looks so awkward on the model on the website!) and my Lululemon Run: Zoom crops in black (snagged off of loot this summer for $49!).
I went for 5.17 miles, at what I would call a comfortable pace. That pace is what all my runs have been lately. I think since I'm not actively training for anything there's no reason to kill myself over my pace; just trying to enjoy running. This was my longest run since the half marathon on September 19th. (The next longest distance I've done in the past month is two ~4.35 mile runs). Anyway, it felt good to go for a nice longer run in the cool weather.
As a follow up to this previous post, much to my relief, sans-cold medicine my heart rate was back to normal on this run. My average HR was 167 over the course of the run which is good for me. The cooler weather helps too.
PS, Anyone know what movie the title of today's post is from??