It’s the morning after running 5 miles and this is how I feel: tired, hungry and sore.
Tired because I didn’t sleep so well last night – for two reasons. I broke my rule and chose to watch an episode of Dateline that investigated a murder and attempted murder. I mean the fact that Dateline is hashtagged #DontWatchAlone should have been enough to hinder me from watching it at 10:00 at night but I charged ahead anyway and after 2 hours, minus time I forwarded through commercials, I was officially scared. So that didn’t help my being able to sleep.
But the bigger reason I didn’t sleep well is because I kept getting up to use the bathroom. I had drank so much water during the day to hydrate before my run and rehydrate after the run that I woke up about 3 times during the night.
So today I’m a little groggy.
Sore. My shins are a little sore. Must be from my route yesterday. I climbed a few hills which meant I had to run down a few hills as well. Running downhill seems to affect my form and I feel the impact on my shins. I need to work on that next time.
And Hungry. I’m craving carbs. So I made my version of
The Awesome Potato, Broccoli and Egg Breakfast
What You Will Do
Peel and dice the potato.
Cut broccoli florets and place in boiling water for about 2 minutes. Remove from boiling water and place in an ice bath to it will stop cooking and maintain it’s awesome green color.
In a small bowl, scramble the egg and pour over the potato and broccoli. Add salt and pepper.
After 2 minutes, flip the egg, which will now have the potato and broccoli embedded in it, like a fancy open omelette.
Optional: add grated cheese when you remove it from the skillet. It will be warm enough to melt the cheese before you eat. I used some Gorgonzola from Trader Joes. It was salty and funky and delicious.
And I’m back to drinking lots of water. Have you noticed how the celebrity trainers are no longer suggesting just 8 glasses of water but have bumped it up to a gallon of water a day? Sounds completely unreasonable that I would be able to drink that much. I don’t even know if I want to try.
My mom shared some funny pictures with me last night. I identified with these really well.
What do you usually do the day after a run?