Today was 3.5 miles with a coworker. Only two of us showed up for our club run, which is understandable, as temps were in the low 40’s and it was pouring! There have been many times I have put off a run due to weather, but I feel like with ultra running I can’t make excuses. I want to be prepared for my 50 mile race and numb to any weather conditions that I may have to battle on race day. And I know that part of ultra running is adapting to the conditions, discomforts, pain, and tough times…and pushing through it all. A little rain is good for the soul. Plus, sometimes a rainy run is more fun! We even decided that puddle jumping is good cross training. Thanks, Carl for toughing it out with me! It actually wasn’t too bad and I never regret a run.
So now it’s time for 3 things I was loving today.
#1: Strawberry Basil Infused Water
One of my goals is to cut back on Diet soda…probably the only thing not good for me I still allow myself to have once a day. So I’m making infused water to replace my soda. This is one of my absolute favorite flavors. It is so refreshing and I didn’t even miss my lunchtime soda today. I have some other favorite flavor combos that I will share later this week!
#2: Sprouted Grain Bread
I have been buying the Aldi brand but was at a different store last night and found this one. Very comparable in price and taste and I think I like this one better. I have switched to sprouted grain over regular bread for a few reasons, mainly the health benefits! Did you know that it is easier to digest and usually has more protein and fewer carbs than regular bread? My favorite way to eat it is toasted with almond butter and a drizzle of honey.
#3: Agnes & Dora Leggings
My quads were sore today from 12 miles on the road. My body has adapted to long trail runs and the road miles left me feeling tired this morning. Dressing comfy for the work day in these soft, buttery leggings really made the day more bearable. Besides, they are cute! Check out the shop site here:
Krysti is my sister-in-law and the clothes she has in her shop are cute, trendy, and comfortable. My collection is already growing more than I planned!
Do you like infused water? Do you have a flavor combo I should try?
Am I the only one who likes almond butter and honey on my toast?
How do you feel about running in the rain?