Step 1: Whether you are planning (or thinking you will have - like me!) to have the run of your life, your morning just has to start out with a good hearty brekkie (okay, I tried to be British, and totally failed there haha!).
One would think this breakfast is the breakfast of champions, and I agree. Despite my efforts to plan on having a great 6 miler, it was bound to be a disaster.
Step 2: To have an epic fail of a run, one must forget to charge his/her iPod the night before, resulting in a music'less run.
I don't mind running without the Pod most days - 3 or 4 miles without it is a piece of cake. I kind of like not running with it on those kinds of days. However, when I am planning on running any more than that, I need music to get my run on. Horrible.
Step 3: Set the tone for the run by taking walking breaks - MANY walking breaks. This killed me today. I have no idea what happened, but it was just so hard to breathe. It may have been the heat, but when I ran it was only around 75 degrees. I really think I am getting faster due to my speedwork, but my lungs do not want to work as fast as my legs want to move. My breathing was horrible! That is really what killed me today. I hang my head in shame when I tell you it took me 1 hour to complete 6 miles. EPIC FAIL!!!!
So, I did what any sad and disappointed foodie would do: I made a smoothie! A chocolate raspberry smoothie to be exact.
1/2 naner, 1/2 cup almond milk, raspberries, 2 tbsp cocoa protein powder, lots of ice