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Redemption

July 13, 2010

How to redeem yourself from a run failure: Up your mileage and dominate it!  Such is what I decided to do today.  My training called for another week exactly like the last two: 2 3-mile runs, 1 2-mile, and 1 4-mile.  So boring, so I decided to do 2 3.5-milers, 1 2-miler and a 5-miler.  Take that, mental aversion to running!!

  • Mile 1 – 9:20 Note: I may or may not have pretended it was the half marathon and high-fived a few tall weeds as I ran past… 
  • Mile 2 – 9:04
  • Mile 3 – 8:57
  • Mile 3-3.5 – 4:37 (9:15 pace)
  • Total = 31:59 boo-ya!

Yesterday’s eats and massage must have paid off!

I sipped on a BRIGHT GREEN smoothie on my way to get a massage from my mom — free massages feel so much better 🙂  And my calves were much less sore afterwards, thank goodness.

Massage was followed by a big plate of green, with some yellow bell pepper, carrot, hummus and pretzels

Mid-afternoon, Joey and I shared a Chocolate Chip Brownie Larabar and it was just heavenly.  Healthy never tasted so good.

Dinner:

Curried Shrimp and Rice (adapted from here):

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 lb. shrimp
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3t curry powder
  • 2T olive oil
  • 1/4t pepper
  • 2t dried basil
  1. Poke sweet potato several times with a fork, place on a cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes on 350
  2. Cut potato into 1″ cubes, removing the skin
  3. Heat oil in a pan, add onion, garlic, carrots, potato, cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally
  4. Add curry, rice, broth and pepper.  Bring to a boil, reduce to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes
  5. Add shrimp, cover and cook 7 more minutes until shrimp look opaque 
  6. Sprinkle with basil, dig in!

The recipe called for russet potatoes and white rice but I thought sweet potatoes and brown rice would be better.  Yum yum, I LOVE curry!

 I also love evening walks in the summer, which is what followed dinner 🙂  It’s nice to get up and move around after eating a big o’ bowl of curry.

Now on to this morning’s breakfast — is this post all over the place or what today?

A glorious run deserves a glorious post-run breakfast, hence the return of the oatmeal pancake (Kath’s recipe)

 I topped this bad boy with banana slices (I probably used 1/2 a banana in all — some mashed into the batter, the rest on the top), PB sauce (1T PB + 1T almond milk, microwave 30 seconds, stir, pour), mixed berry compote and peach jam.  I ended up swirling all the toppings together and it was so magical, sighhh

I crossed off ALL the things on my to-do list today and am in a blissful mood 😀

And with that I’m off, see you all tomorrow!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 14, 2010 12:23 AM

    Yay for redeemed runs! 🙂

    You look so pretty in that picture – so relaxed! Love the sunglasses.

    You are so lucky to have just gotten a massage. I need one – BAD!

    That oatmeal pancake looks delish.

    My comment was all over the place too 🙂

    • July 14, 2010 3:30 PM

      Ha ha I love the all-over-the-place-comment! I totally recommend getting a massage AND eating an oatmeal pancake!

  2. July 14, 2010 11:51 AM

    Lauren your eats look amazing as always, I just had a sweet potato and I think there my favorite food ever! There so delicious. I’ll have to try that oat recipe it looks amazing. Awesome running times, keep at our balanced lifestyle ! You inspire me to achieve the same balance
    xoxo Ashley
    chewingoncherries.wordpress.com

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