I Just Can’t Do Morning Runs

20 Apr

I tried today…ok, so it wasn’t really early morning or anything (10 am). But I just am not cut out for it! I have way less energy in the mornings than in the evenings, and my body just feels stiff and tight. I had to run earlier today because I have a 5K tomorrow. My coach told me to get a run in earlier so I give my legs more time to rest.

My mom and I went for an easy 2 mile shakeout run. Except it didn’t feel too easy since I felt stiff but whatever! At least it’s spring now, and warm…and pretty trees are blooming!

I got back and did a good stretch and tennis ball rolling session. My hips have been really tight, same with my IT band. I was also really excited to try out my new protein powder!

Totally clean ingredients. A little more pricey but worth the investment in my opinion. So, post-run I decided to make a spinach, banana and protein smoothie! I never, ever get vanilla protein powder (I hate vanilla…so bland!) but I figured the flavor would go more with green smoothies. It tastes a little different, but any new protein powder you try will take getting used to, since you’re accustomed to your old powder. Anyways, my smoothie was delicious! Creamy and tasted great.


1/2 cup spinach

1/2 banana

1 scoop Vega vanilla performance protein powder

Filled half the blending cup with water

*blended in a Magic Bullet, but increase ingredients if you use a bigger blender.

I am really hoping for a PR tomorrow in my 5K…but we will see! It’s a hilly course but that’s where I got my record last year.

Lastly, I leave you with what I found at Target yesterday. Aren’t these the perfect summer sandals?? Can totally be dressed up or down. Love them!

Are you running a spring 5K? Where?

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2 Responses to “I Just Can’t Do Morning Runs”

  1. Ani Danelz April 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    I am the complete opposite! For me, there is nothing better than getting out on the road at 8am and finishing a long run. I hate when I have to wait until classes are over and I go for a run at like 5pm. At that point, I just want to go home and relax.

    • reach-yourpeak April 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      We are indeed total opposites! Haha ijust have no energy at that time. I really wish I was a morning person. But I have way more energy in the evenings so I just don’t think I can ever convert to morning runs!

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