Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another 5 km PR, Free Glasses and a Green Smoothie

I woke up so excited this morning.  For 2 reasons.

1.  The weatherman promised me sunshine today so I could get out for a run.

2.  The Clearly Contacts web site is giving away 10,000 pairs of free glasses today and I wanted to get in on it.

So, up at 7 a.m. to a blue sky and blazing sunshine.  Hurray!  Breakfast was an egg and some grape tomatoes with a toasted multigrain thins bun and a couple of cups of dark roast coffee... and, at 9 a.m. precisely, I hit the ADD COUPON button on my eyeglasses order and it was accepted.  Wow!  I scored a pair of Jones New York designer glasses for the shipping cost only.  I am so excited.  I only need them to read when I am tired or the light is poor, so I can't lose, even if they turn out to be ugly.

That taken care of, runnning clothes and shoes on... and out the door, or, off the boat, as it were.

We did a 5 km run this morning - not the same waterfront route as Thursday, but a 5 km route that I had mapped out in the neighborhood.  It was so good to be out again and I was feeling the burn in my lungs as I labored to keep up with The Captain. 

During the last several minutes I started thinking about my last run... that it was a 5 k PR of 35 minutes... that likely this one wasn't going to be as fast.  And I was mentally comparing it to having a great golf game  -  the next round you play is never as good. La la la la...  all these thoughts and rants running through my head and all of a sudden we were done and it was in 10 seconds under 35 minutes.  Another PR.  Am I so excited or what?

W2 R35 @9/1 W4

Back at the boat, I stretched and did pushups for 10 minutes (thank you, Julia) and then went below and made myself a huge green smoothie as a reward.

1 cup of Almond Breeze, vanilla unsweetened
1 huge handful of spinach leaves
1/2 banana, sliced
3 large strawberries, sliced.

Whizzed with my handy little immersion blender, one of the few electrical applicances I keep on board... and voila!

This afternoon The Captain plans to do some boat washing and I am going to put my feet up and read, after I get dinner prepped.... pork tenderloin in a lovely marinade that The Captain will barbecue later.

So far today, I am 2 for 2.  Can't ask for better than that!


  1. Nice score with the free glasses. I love getting free stuff!
    Great job with the run as well!

  2. i love that you woke up excited for your run! that is how working out should be! i get a little excited too... i can't get out of the door fast enough sometimes!

  3. sounds like an awesome day!
    And I'm cooking the same dinner tonight! LOL

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    Sounds like a great day! An excellent run and free glasses! Awesome :)

  5. Yay for PRs and free glasses! Sounds like you had a great day!


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