With this momentum I wanted to challenge myself to go 2 hours run or walking. I went out thinking I was going to walk those two miles. I ended up running most of it. Slow and steady, I had my first long run. I have done one 10k earlier in the season and had to walk the last mile. Basically the longest was a 5 mile run. Today I successfully ran 8.16. I couldn’t be more thrilled. My IT bands started to act up so walked for a good 10 mins in mile 7. To save myself from getting a injury, I would rather walk.
I made one of my fall favorites this morning. I looked a few recipes and made my own pumpkin latte. I didn’t measure so these are approximate measurements. I normally just add and taste a lot of my recipes. I drink my coffee black so this was enough flavor for me, to make it sweeter after the whole30 maple syrup can be added to sweeten the drink.
- 2 tablespoon Pumpkin Puree
- 3 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 6 cups Black Coffee
- 1 cup Coconut Milk
- Step 1 I mixed all ingredients before adding in the coffee. This allowed the puree to blend well with the coconut milk and spices.
One of my co-workers has been so inspired by my journey. While in discussion with her, she said we should celebrate my 100 pound weight loss marker. Not being big on a big ordeal, she came up with another idea. She volunteered to donate 100 pounds of food to the local food bank. 100 pounds of food for 100 pounds lost. I have 8 more pounds to go. It is getting harder now but has given me even more motivation. My journey is going to help some one else in need.