I tried the route I had in my head this afternoon and it's 8k exactly, I also hatched plans to make it longer - crazy I know. Burned 500 calories - booyah. Changed the front of my garmin to show calories rather than pace. I don't really care about my pace I'm shooting for calories burned aka activity points.
Food is mapped out for the day and I've started to plan tomorrow.
Good idea on the half a PB sandwich, that appeals to me.
I'm hell bent on 186 or better at the next weigh in.