Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Five Miles

So this will probably make those of you who are marathoners giggle a bit, but up until yesterday, the farthest my legs had ever carried me was 4.25 miles. Today, for some reason, I managed to bust out a 5 mile run. Who am I? I am so proud of myself. I think I am capable of a lot more than I realize; I just typically have no self-confidence.

Anyway, needless to say, after running nearly twice the distance that I normally run, I was hungry, so I made this awesome oatmeal smoothie, adapted from this recipe.
Serves 2-4 (or in my case, just me. I am a pig.)
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup ice
1 serving container of strawberry greek yogurt
1 banana (I'd suggest using just 1/2 if you are not a banana fan. could definitely taste it)
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup vanilla almond milk
1/3 scoop vanilla protein powder

This picture should really be turned the other way,
but I can't change it. Stupid Blogger.

It was really good, but like I said earlier, the banana taste was pretty overpowering. It could have been because I used a banana that wasn't quite ripe, or it could be because I hate bananas. Incorporating them into my diet has been harder than anticipated.

I recovered from my run by laying around on the couch all day, catching up on episodes of White Collar.

Yummm, Matt Bomer.  Source.

After a Matt Bomer overdose (the best kind), we went to Zach's parents' house to eat, and his dad showed us his gun collection. Nothing to make you feel at home like guns.

Next time I go running, I'm going to take my camera. The views are gorgeous, which is probably the only thing that makes running 5 miles straight up hill worth it.

Do you guys have nice views while running? How do you combat running boredom?


  1. way to go on 5 miles, that's awesome!! i remember when i finally broke free of the 3 mile distance (it really wasn't all that long ago... maybe a little over a year?) and how proud I was, so 5 miles is definitely something to be proud of! and straight up hill? you.are.awesome.!

  2. Way to go!!!
    I can't wait to get to the 4 mile mark! lol.