Oh the joys of waking up sore. Not from my fantastic run last night, oh no, but from sleeping on my back with sunburned shoulders. After I aloed up once more, and checking out iTunes podcasts for a bit, it was time for breakfast. Despite my cravings for more Grape Nuts, I did not want to use my last yogurt (I guess that I should really buy more than 3 containers when I go shopping) so I resigned myself to a little Fiber Plus cereal with almond milk and a side of TLC Pumpkin Spice Flax Crunchy Granola Bars (no pictures, I figure that you've seen this all before).
It was already 84 degrees (another 90+ day in the Midwest) when I set out for work and boy did that make it hard, but I got there safe and sound at least, if not rosy-fresh. Lunch was unremarkable. I wish that I had a bigger chunk of time in which to eat lunch, then I could actually make something good and fresh and bring that in instead of my bars, which I must say I am quite bored with right about now. I bought a box of a new variety, which will hopefully help, but I'm not counting on it.
After the ride home (90+ degrees), I hydrated and sat around in front of my fan until it was time to get ready for dinner with my dad. We went to one of our usual eateries: Jimmy's Pub. I had a huge, awesome Club Salad. Then after allowing for some digestion time, I was off for my run, of course waiting for the sun (and the temperature) to go down a bit.
Even though my body didn't feel too good (apparently 1.5-2hrs wasn't enough time to wait and/or I ate too much), I still kicked out a cool 3.1 miles in 32:19. I thought that I was doing pretty good actually, though I guess it didn't turn out that way. I thought that I had run faster than that, and I was basically sprinting the last 0.2 or 0.3 miles. Maybe this means that I'm capable of going faster for longer periods of time? Not running to my full potential? *Hmmm...*
Question of the Day: Any tips on my lunch-time woes?