Miles: 4.25 mi
Time: 47:31 min
Pace: 11:11 min/mi or 5.4 mphIt felt extra good because I didn't walk at all! I haven't done that or run that far since February. Even on my shorter runs I've been taking walk breaks lately. I was really proud of myself that I pushed mentally and didn't stop. Besides, it's always so hard to start running again after walking.
Yesterday I also did some shopping and stopped by The Natural Living Center. I've never been before. Imagine Whole Foods, but a mom and pop version of it and you get The Natural Living Center. It smelled so good in there and I could have literally gone crazy and bought tons of stuff. I restrained myself and only bought a small jar of almond butter, a small amount of chia seeds, and a handful of chocolate covered peanuts (a snack for the ride home!). I've heard good things about almond butter and about chia seeds so I figured I'd give it a try. I liked that you can buy the chia seeds in bulk, which means that you can pick how much you want to buy. I know you can probably get a better deal by buying a big bag somewhere, but I wanted to try them before committing to them.
Today I did a recovery walk. The sun is shining, but it's really windy out. I was thankful I was walking and not running because running into that wind would have really been crappy. I walked at a pretty good clip and feel pretty good. It's not often that I just go out and walk, but it was a nice change. I was able to notice more things - like all the buds on the trees and flowers starting to pop up! Summer will be here soon enough!