Kelly the Culinarian: Two Firsts Two-Day

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Two Firsts Two-Day

Today I tried two new training approaches: running at lunch and running twice in the same day. I know I'm going to have to learn to run in the middle of the day for Ironman 70.3 Racine, probably in the heat. Although there's no heat this time of year, I thought I'd tackle a few miles at lunch to get in the habit of runch (running + lunch).

It was awesome.

I changed clothes and headed out to run in the business park, which was quite peaceful. Sometime before the first mile clicked off, I decided to run a 5k for time.  It was tough in the cold, but I posted a new 5k PR of 24 minutes flat. I think that the idea of getting back to my desk quickly pushed me to move my feet faster.

I scurried back into the office and followed all of Kelly and Erin's advice for work running: toweled off, blow dried my hair, added fresh deodorant and re-did my make up. I then hydrated and had a late lunch at my desk. From start to finish I was back at my desk in less than an hour and I must not have looked as bad as I thought because no one said, "Gee, Kels, you look like you've just hauled ass around the office for a half hour."  I felt super productive and focused at work this afternoon too. Perhaps a placebo effect, but I'll take it.

When I left work, I decided to my it a double and go for my second run of the day, this time, at the gym. Because I'm doing the Ragnar Relay this summer, I need to get used to running on tired legs after resting for some time. And what's the different between sitting at a desk and sitting in a van?
I watched an episode of some crappy of TrueTV and finished 4.6 miles in in 44 minutes. I actually felt good doing it, too.

And to cap off a banner day, I came home to a mysterious package. Fresh LUNABars in peanut butter chocolate protein. I like protein, and I love both peanut butter and chocolate (as well as free), so this is pretty awesome.

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