I did it!!

I ran 4 miles today!! I am very happy about this. It was cold today, about 45ish when I headed out. Normally, when I do my longer runs, I eat breakfast when I first get up and then run 2-3 hours after eating. I know that oatmeal works best for me, regarding stomach issues, but of course I wasn't in the mood for that this morning. So I ate some of my Kashi Heart to Heart cereal with milk knowing it would probably end up giving me a stomach cramp on my run. But that's what I really wanted to eat!! My first mile was super easy, second one easy enough, but when I turned around at mile 2 to come back, I was running into the wind. YUCK. It's always so much nicer to have the wind at your back on the last half of your run but that didn't work out today. Around mile 3 was when I got a slight side stich, which I knew was from my breakfast! Haha. But it was easily dealt with and didn't even require me to stop or slow down. I ran my 4 miles in 42 mins even. So that's a 10:30 pace, which is what I've been doing for most of my other runs, so I was very happy about my time!

Soccer may not be too much fun tonight since I've already ran today and am kinda sore but I'm sure I will be fine. I know the adrenaline will keep me going!!

Question to you runners: This is regarding post run fuel. I know when you do long runs you have about 30 mins to refuel with protein and carbs. So my question is, at what mileage is this important to start doing? I'm not sure if 4 miles is long enough to really need a post run refuel snack. When I trained for my last half marathon a couple years ago, I was really bad about refueling and I'm sure my running suffered. I don't want to start bad habits again, so any advice is greatly appreciated!!

I spent the rest of my day running errands, fun fun. But I did get my new car washed and it looks beautiful:) Hope everyone has a good night and wish me luck at my game tonight!!


  1. Yay for running nurses! I'll be following you...not in the creepy sense! Your dog is soo cute!

  2. 4 miles! Way to go!!! Best of luck at your game! Have fun!

  3. Whoa girl! 4 miles is awesome. I have no advice for you because I don't run more than 10 feet. ha!

  4. 1. Good luck at soccer.
    2. Great job on the 4 miles!
    3. I chug a glass of skim milk after I run because I'm never hungry then. Even if it's just a 3 mile easy run just to keep the habit. Sometimes it's not the easiest on my stomach though, so I need to test some new things.