Monday morning run's are always the slowest hardest runs I do every week. No matter what I do on Sunday. So when the text came "I'm out. long night" I jumped all over it and suggested we do a run later in the day when we dropped the kids off at dance. It sounded like such a great idea at 5:30 am. Then when we ran at noon it wasn't such a great idea after all. Holy hot!!! And nothing saps the energy out of me more than running in direct sunlight when it's hot outside. It was ridiculous. But 8 miles later it was over and now I can remember that next time I don't feel like waking up at the crack of dawn.
I set a goal to eat 30 grams of protein with each meal. Since I want to get lean and mean before the marathon. So before yesterdays run I had my usual breakfast protein shake then after my run I went to pick the kids up from dance and then I went straight to the grocery store. So while I was there I picked up a muscle milk for lunch - at 4:00 pm - oops. Even though I didn't eat as much as I normally do I felt pretty full because of the protein. Then a nice grilled bean burrito for dinner to round off my protein intake.