labor day love

6 Sep

There is nothing better than the feeling of accomplishment after finishing a long run.

Maybe I’m being a bit dramatic…but it really is one of the best feelings in the world.  We pushed hard this morning and finished six miles in just under an hour including walk breaks.

As I’ve mentioned before, running has become increasingly difficult for me lately, and I’m not totally sure why.  But it’s redeeming runs like today that keep me going and keep my love for running alive.  It was painful to keep a good pace…but I just kept telling myself to dig deep and show myself what I can do.  It felt so good to sprint to the finish.

We drove out the the lake path this morning, and I munched on half a banana on the way for a little bit of carby energy.

It’s kind of blurry because it was still kind of dark outside.  And I couldn’t hold still in the car.  The husband is a crazy driver.

When we got back I took a long, hot shower and then fixed up a protein filled breakfast.

I cooked one organic free range egg with one egg white in the microwave for 2 minutes.  With about 20 seconds left, I threw some spinach on top.  After the microwave stopped and toaster popped up, I sandwiched it between two Van’s Flax waffles, with a light spread of Spicy Garlic Hummus and a dash of salt and pepper.

I wasn’t sure about the addition of hummus…but I decided to go crazy and try it.  It rocked.  Bigtime.  The combination of flavors was just perfect!  Don’t you love it when that happens?  The only thing I forgot was the chia seeds.  Doh.

It is such a beautiful day outside – the husband and I are going to head out and see where the wind takes us.  No guesses where that might be, but I’ve got high hopes!

Enjoy your Labor Day!

Love and chias:) C

Who is your favorite artist that your listening to these days? The husband and I are really loving One Republic.  It’s a bit different than my usual Diane Birch and and Sara Bareilles…but has a really awesome vibe.

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9 Responses to “labor day love”

  1. Liza @ Health Nutting September 6, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    I LOVE Gavin Degraw– love love loveeee. And I totally get you on that feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) September 6, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Good job with the run girl! I had an amazing 7-mile run on Saturday so brag away when it’s GOOD. I finally understand runner’s high and felt like I was on the moon. Hope you’ve had a great day friend.

  3. Julie @ pickley pear September 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    Call me a teeny bopper, but I’m loving Katy Perry!! Great job on the run. Those runs keep you coming back for more.

  4. Dorry September 6, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    Congrats on the awesome run! And your breakfast looks so delicious. I haven’t had eggs in ages – but I need to bring them back into the mix. 🙂

  5. Halley @ Blunder Construction September 7, 2010 at 7:13 am #

    Janelle Monae is my current fave! Her music is so diverse, I love it.

  6. Paige @ Running Around Normal September 7, 2010 at 10:29 am #

    A long run does certainly leave a feeling of accomplishment:) Great job on the 6 miles, girl! That sandwich looks amazing. Hope you had a good Labor Day!

  7. Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans September 7, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Great run! I agree- the good ones keep my love (ok, like) for running alive.

    • candice September 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

      haha, yes I have times when it’s a “like” as well:)

  8. Simply Life September 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    Nice work with your run!

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