Sunday Run-day

Another great day for a run today!

Since today was a cardio-only day for me and the weather was nice and cool, I skipped the gym and planned on a 4 mile run outside.

Can’t get views like these on a treadmill!   (Not pictured: lots of cows)

However, when I got to my turn around point at mile 2, there was such a pleasant breeze and I was still feeling so pumped up that I took a detour and tacked an extra 2 miles onto my run.

There’s just something so satisfying about a nice long run.  After a good hard workout or a long run like this (especially since there are SO many hills) I feel particularly accomplished.  The rest of the day I feel like I can do anything (is that what this “runner’s high” is?)

Pre-run I had mixed myself up a healthy snack that I read about on Undressed Skeleton.

1 Greek yogurt (I chose coconut flavored, but I bet banana would be great too!)

1 Tbsp Cocoa powder

1 packet Stevia (optional, for added sweetness)Coconut and chocolate were a delicious combination, and in retrospect I only wish I’d  thought to toss some almonds into the mix for an Almond Joy-esque snack.  I left the yogurt in the freezer while I went on my run and by the time I made it back it had reached a perfect almost-frozen consistency.

Later on, lunch was some leftover Sauteed Cauliflower and Tomato served with a glass of my Green Tea Lemonade

Still feeling great from my run today and going to go check a few more things off of my to-do list.  🙂

Question:

What is your “runner’s high” like?