Sweat it Out

by Jillian on July 28, 2012 · 8 comments

I didn’t blog yesterday because I slept really late. Like, afternoon late. But in all fairness, I got home from work after 2:00AM and I was still feeling really sick. Obviously my body was begging for rest, so rest is what I gave it. I took a break from working out, too. Considering I woke up in a sweat the two nights prior to that (most likely due to being sick), I figured I didn’t really need to sweat anything else out. Anyway, I worked a short shift last night, got a good nights sleep, and I feel much better today!

I was hoping to wake up a bit earlier for my run scheduled run this morning, but again, I let my body rest until I felt ready. It turned out not to be as hot as my iPhone predicted. It was, however, extremely muggy and foggy which made for a terrible view of the beautiful New Jersey industrial parks we have to look at.

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I was just glad that the rain held up. I was sort of crampy for the first 2 miles but it settled down after that.

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I finished 5 miles in under 45 minutes, about 45 second less than last Saturday’s 5 miler. I was actually surprised because I felt like I started off super slow, but mile 3 was an 8:38 pace.

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I was a mess. I didn’t take a picture of my back, but the entire back of my shirt of drenched. I must have sweat out the last bit of sickness!

I am really happy with my improvement on running. Three miles now feels like cake, and 5 miles like pie. You know, not as good as cake, but still pretty good. Sorry for you pie lovers who are unable to relate to that analogy.

As soon as I arrived home, I broke open one of the Vega energizing smoothie samples that the company sent me to try out. I was craving something creamy and chocolate! I’m not going to apologize for the blurry iPhone photos today because I was just too hungry to go look for my digital camera.

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I blended it with spinach, ice, banana and my favorite dairy free milk.

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The perfect product for the indecisive type like me. Coconut or almond? Who needs to choose when you have this!

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I stepped outside with my shake because it was nice and cool outside the lighting was better for a photo.

Before Vega sent me these samples, I did try a few of the flavors, but not all. I’m really loving the stats on these and so far my favorite is the chocolate.

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There’s 11g protein, 1g sugar, 7g fiber, and a ton of other nutrients packed in only 105 calories.

On another note, Joe gets home tonight! He was in New Orleans for a work event since Wednesday. I’m so excited to see him! Weeeeee!

Have a great Saturday, friends!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles July 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I wish 5 runs was easier for me! I’ve lost some of my running mojo from last summer, I think this fall when it’s a bit cooler I’ll focus on getting that back for a while.

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2 Danielle @ Clean food Creative Fitness July 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

The chocolate is my favorite flavor too!!! It’s so good! Nice work on the run!

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3 Marilyn July 28, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Happy to hear you are feeling better! xoxo

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4 @pluvk July 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Great job on your run! I must try those vega smoothies one day… they look delish.

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5 Lauren July 28, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Joe and I are passing ships. I’m headed to NOLA tomorrow for work.
Hope all is well lady!

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6 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I saw that almond coconut milk today at the store and thought about getting it but then totally chickened out. I was afraid it may taste funny…noted for next time!

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7 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish July 29, 2012 at 2:36 am

Great run, girl! Especially considering you still weren’t 100%. Some of my best workouts have strangely been when I’m recovering from a cold or flu. It’s a battle getting to the gym, but once I’m there and warmed up, I feel SO much better. Sweating really clears up the sinuses too! ;)

I need to get my hands on the almond-coconut milk; it sounds amazing! xoxo <3

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8 Lisa July 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

That’s a pretty great run for not feeling the best! Great job on working through it.
I haven’t had the chocolate vega in forever, I love the vanilla chai. Its definitely my favourite one.

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