Oh. Perfect. Pristine. Running weather! Super breezy & cloudy. I think the wind actually slowed our pace, but it was fun to run in.
Perfect shirt, right? Ayiyi! My hair was even swinging in the wind! We covered 3.69 miles @ a 9 min/mile pace. I also ran 3.4 this morning. I just don’t want you to think I’m letting my mileage slip. :)
We jogged on over to our new neighborhood. This little park is practically in our backyard and will be a great place to run our dogs.
Here’s proof that Kevin helps in the kitchen occasionally! We decided to have a little flatout pizza buffet while we watched The Biggest Loser. It’s very important to have good food while watching BL!
Toppings included: spinach, feta, salsa, bbq sauce, mozzarella, pineapple, crumbled black bean burgers, shredded chicken, and jalapeños! I love that all the toppings are just leftovers from other meals this week!
Tonight I realized (duh) that my post-workout headaches are probably due to dehydration. I just drank 3 glasses of water before dessert. I need to remember to stay on top of that!!!
I was inspired by Cooking Light’s recipe for Peach Crisp, but I didn’t have granola on hand. Instead, I made a little mixture with flour, oats, sugar, and butter. Not super healthy, but delicious! Topped with a little low-fat Cool Whip! This was like the lazy version of a cobbler since I didn’t have to peel & dice up the fruit. I loved it!
The juicy insides!
Today’s been a great day. I love ya. Good night!
But let me leave you with a fascinating article: A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit.
Basically some cyclists were challenged to perform with the highest intensity possible and their best times were recorded.
Then Dr. Thompson asked the cyclists to race against an avatar, a figure of a cyclist on a computer screen in front them. Each rider was shown two avatars. One was himself, moving along a virtual course at the rate he was actually pedaling the stationary bicycle. The other figure was moving at the pace of the cyclist’s own best effort — or so the cyclists were told.
They’re competitive! Of course they kept pace with their little avatar!
But athletes themselves have long insisted that mental factors are paramount. Roger Bannister, the first runner to break the four-minute mile, once said: “It is the brain, not the heart or lungs that is the critical organ. It’s the brain.
I love it. :)