10.5 miles tempo
8:51 avg pace
1 mile warm-up and 9.5 miles at goal marathon pace (~8:45). I’m happy to report that I stayed within +/- 5 seconds of GMP, even though my Garmin fluctuated for most of the run. I got a “shorter” run on tap for tomorrow – only 15 miles. Phew. I need a break from those 20-milers sometimes.
Today’s edition of Friday Favorites can’t be called the food edition. I don’t think what I’m about to list below qualifies as food.
Skinny Vanilla Lattes
I kicked my Diet Coke habit last December. I thought this was nearly impossible since I had at least 1 Diet Coke a day since high school. It has been surprisingly easy so far. I don’t crave it at all. I quit cold turkey too. It wasn’t about giving up caffeine (hell no!); it was about giving up soda. I do feel much better. OK, so what does this have to do with Skinny Vanilla Lattes from Starbucks? Well, there are my new obsession. Kick one habit and replace it with another, right? This habit is quite expensive though! I’m trying to just stick with tea in the morning but SVLs are oh so good!
From Dairy Queen of course! I’ll take a Blizzard any day over a “real” dessert at a restaurant. Oreo cookie dough? Um, YES! The mint oreo is also good. The bad thing is we have a DQ so close to our house. So tempting all the time. Last year, I swear Matt and I kept that place in business. I was embarrassed because I thought the employees recognized me. Thank god I was running a lot because I’m sure I would have easily gained 10 lbs.
He he, I had to add this one. I do love myself a cold beer. Say what you want about ML (it’s a chick beer, blah, blah) but I love it! Nothing is better that an ice cold ML after a long run (I don’t mean immediately after, com’on people, I mean later that night). Delicious!
Have a great Friday! I hope you are having warm temps like we are – it supposed to get up to 70 today 🙂