My goal is to recap thanksgiving and my nice 11 mile run yesterday…. Stay tuned all my non readers 😉
Amazing… Thank you Justin
Usually we have our underwear on our head and are making pies… Not so much due to family in town … I get it, its once a year but I am all about tradition. Oh well maybe next year …
Went to my brother and marcys for there annual thanksgiving eve party. I ate a boat load of food that wasn’t necessary. I feel like a big balloon.. boo! Oh well…
Tomorrow I’ll attempt to run before the big meal… I’m feeling quite antsy about all the cals but I think that’s a good thing.. better then throwing it all out!
Ever try inner peas? I got these for my foodie penpal but she said she was allergic to corn products. Not knowing if corn meal was a direct product of corn, I decided to find something else and try them myself.
They are awesome. Salty and airy so light and crisp. They taste much like a cheeto without the cheese. A serving is 24 for 130 calories. Not too shabby. Pick them up and try them out!
Go to philly, get Genos steaks for breakfast…
Spend a lot of cheeses at Claudios …
..and buy a dozen canolis from Isgros
… Then run 5 miles to burn 1/8 of that off…
… Someone always has it worse then you.
School cannot be canceled! I need money!!! Plus I am sick of being stuck home… And of course I love what I do!!
Pickles and Czar love the snow and barked barked until I took them out to play… Love it..
Yes, that my friends is Christmas on a plate, well paper it was wrapped in. I am feeling pretty sick with lack of voice that doesn’t work to well when I am telling kids to do better jumping jacks and you have to bend your elbows for it to be considered a push up… I did have some black chai tea from my foodie penpal last month. 🙂 oh ya so the dinner. It was sauteed spinach cold, roasted red peppers, and fresh mozzarella! The end. Hopefully the vitamins will help my sickness along!
This morning I knew I had to be at Shans by 830. Thankfully that hour of sleep really helped because I was wide awake at 6:30 AM. Shannon called me at 7:30 asking where I was. I said I am leaving in a half hour, she said you were supposed to be here at 8:30, it’s 8:30! Apparently, her IPhone didn’t reset itself so needless to say, I didn’t keep her waiting and was at her house around 8:10!
We decided on Cooper River park and one loop around was about 3.5 miles. I originally planned to run 17 miles. It felt like a good number. However, the first 3.5 were okay, the next 3.5 were better, the next was hard, the last was hardest. I did a half mary in 2:29:30 obviously not caring about that time, but was shocked since I wasn’t pushing it at all and really trying to pace myself. Anyway literally after I hit 13.5 miles my body shut down. I got a cramp underneath my rib and I kept going slower and slower. I walked for 10 seconds then started again, walked 10 and as I started running again, I heard MEGHAN! It was Shannon coming up from behind lapping me! It was just what I needed to keep going and stayed right behind her the last 1/4 mile in.
There is a little track on the inside of the path and she told me she was going to finish up on the track. I contemplated doing one more lap but knew it was not physically possible for me and that 14.25 miles was great!
I walked the other 3/4 mile around the track while I waited for Shan. She did 20 miles! Amazing. So happy for the both of us. Our reward was a trip to Whole Foods hotbar. We filled up our boxes but I did go a little light. Mine cost $10, Shans $16 lol. It was amazing and well deserved.
Then we went to Spoon Me, a self-serve frozen yogurt place by her house. It wasn’t the best and I am way more in love with Yogo Factory but it was tasty and I still have left overs for a late night snack.
Overall, the day was awesome. I am so happy we ran so well. I do have a major fear. 14.5 miles ran 15 total… I still need to run 11 more miles on top of that for a full marathon. Crap! I have a lot of work to do within the next 2 months before Disney. It was definitly a wake up run for me!
Enjoy the pics:)