I’ve been in a bit of a running rut lately. 5 miles seemed to be my wall and I just couldn’t break through it. Well, I ran 7 miles and 6.2 miles on different Saturdays with my running group, but I just couldn’t do it alone. I’ve never had this issue. But today, my friends, I ran through the wall and put in a good 8 miles!

It’s so true. I finished my run today feeling revived and with my running confidence back.

I started my run on the trails. My ankle has been bothering me a bit, so I wanted to give it a break from pavement.

At mile 4.5, I left the park and headed up Broadway towards the heart of downtown. “New York Groove” came on which always puts me in a good mood. The iPod fairy struck again and played the perfect song. Before leaving the park I stopped at one of the mineral fountains to refill my water bottle. I’ve never had it but I’ve run with people who I’ve seen with my own two eyes drink the water. A few miles later I went to take a sip of my refreshing water and my mouth was overcome with a disgusting taste. I don’t know what is in that water (minerals, duh) but this girl is not a fan.

Maybe my good run was on account that I had planned on making a new smoothie when I got home. It did the trick and the smoothie did not disappoint either.

Yummy, cold and chocolate make a tired body feel okay.

Chocolate & Banana Smoothie 

:: 1 1/4 cup almond milk
:: 1 frozen banana (mine was cut up)

:: 1 scoop chocolate protein powder

:: small handful of spinach (you can’t taste it. promise. I am married to a sailor so I have to eat it.)

:: 1 tablespoon dark chocolate cocoa powder

Everything goes in at once. I blended for a few minutes until the spinach was gone. The smoothie was gone without a trace in about 5 minutes. In true OCD fashion, I’m thinking about making another one for lunch.

can’t smile… too busy drinking

Don’t forget about the giveaway. I will announce the winner tomorrow afternoon.


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