Today’s Workout – Easy Run

Total Mileage: 13.1 miles

Total Time: 8 miles in the AM (1:18) + 5 miles after interview in PM (0:49) =  2:07

Average Pace: 9:40 min/pace

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I had to split today’s run up due to an interview I had this morning.  I won’t complain about that! Overall, the interview went well. I don’t know if I would say its my top choice but it is a job so I am thankful! I will go in sometime next week for a second interview.

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I haven’t dressed up in quite a while and I am pretty sure my face didn’t know why the heck I was wearing makeup for the first time in a week or so.

I took both my runs easy and slow today.  I ended up doing them both on the home treadmill and honestly they went pretty well.  They didn’t seem to drag by and the time passed pretty quickly.

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I have another great recipe I found on pinterest to share with you. It’s adapted from this post.

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The last time I was training for a marathon one of the things I craved the most after a long run was iced coffee.  There was just something about the cool and wonderful taste of iced coffee that is so refreshing after a long run.

The only problem now is that we are really trying to cut back on what we spend money on and iced coffee is not in the budget. I found this recipe on pinterest and I was so excited! At home iced coffee with around 20 calories!? What is not to love!

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It is best if you make the coffee a day before and let it chill in the refrigerator.  I made about 8 cups worth of coffee and stored it in my refrigerator.  This way when the craving comes on I can whip some up quickly.

Ingredients:

1 cup cold chilled coffee (0 calories)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (15 calories)
3 handfuls of cubed ice (0 calories)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (0 calories)
1 packet of Stevia (or other artificial sweetener)

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I really need a new blender.  I know it is not in the budget right now, but one day I really need to get one that doesn’t take FOREVER to blend and chop up ice.  It even stopped 2-3 times because the ice was more than it could handle.

Directions:
1. Add all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Pour and enjoy!

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The original recipe called for whipped topping and caramel sauce.  Even when I used to go to Starbucks I always left these off so I opted to leave that off.

I am so excited I found this recipe – I will be having this many more times I assure you!

What is your favorite post race treat?

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