I ran this morning. It was supposed to be a strength training day but it is raining!!! And we all know how I feel about rain (love), and how sad the California drought is making me. I have not gotten to run in the rain once since starting I started my fitness training back in September. So really, it had to be done. And it was every bit as amazing as I hoped. I felt so good while I was running, I haven’t felt this good on a run in a while. I changed my route just a little bit — instead of running part of the loop twice, I made a “lollipop” – partway through the loop I turned off my usual route and made a “lollipop stick” with the normal loop as the round sugary candy part. I really liked it and I think I will make it my usual route. Anyway, I felt so energized this morning on my run, that this happened:
That’s negative splits almost the whole run (which I didn’t set out to do). It wasn’t *quite* my fastest average pace, but it’s my fastest average pace since I started running 30 minutes; and it’s the most consistent my pace has been without slowing way down. What with the rain and the results from my run today, I feel amazing.
Running: 30 minutes.
In search of my TDEE
Eating more intuitively means I eat weird stuff sometimes. Yesterday in wanted cookie batter, so I ate a lot of cookie batter. Today I wanted lots of fruit. After eating a bunch of pears I stared at a bowl of Greek yogurt thinking, “I don’t want this, I want more fruit.” So I ate an apple (I’d eaten the last pear already). It was delicious and satisfying.