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Easy 8

September 20, 2010

We knew from last week that running 8 miles during the day was not such a good idea so we got an early earlier start this week. 

I got up in time to have a quick snack and digest a little before heading out around 8:45.

I was worried about how to eat before and after a long run in the morning, since we usually go in the late afternoon/night. 

“Do I wake up early to eat my usual bowl of oatmeal?”  “Do I eat a snack then eat oatmeal when I get back?”  “What if we get back too late and it’s past acceptable oatmeal eating time??”  Yes, these are the things I worry about, people!

The funny part is, I didn’t even end up eating oatmeal!

The Run:

  • Mile splits: 9:54, 9:42, 9:49, 9:48, 9:48, 9:58, 9:51, 9:43
  • Total time: 1:18:40
  • Average: 9:50

I’m really proud of this run and myself 🙂 🙂  Not only did we stay under 10-minute miles, but we ran the entire time and I felt great.  Last week I had a minor freak out when I started thinking about how much distance we had to cover so this time I made sure to just stay in the moment and not think about the distance ahead of me.

Took a while for me to decide if I was hungry again but around 11:45 I knew I needed food!

1/2 a peach, microwaved for a minute.

Half a tortilla spread with Justin’s Chocolate Hazlenut Butter (this stuff is like crack!) + soft/warm peaches.

I used the other half of the tortilla to layer with my Cinnamon Vanilla Peanut Butter and the other half of my banana from before the run.

Roll those puppies up!

Served with a side of apple and hummus.  The apple was SO tiny and cute!

And no lunch is complete without a big glass of H2O.  I literally can’t eat a meal without a glass of water.  I also can’t eat a meal without putting chapstick on…

Look what I found at the grocery!

Oh the things that will come of this can.

Dinner was a keeper for sure.

Mama Pea’s “Cheese” Stuffed Bean Burgers

The cheese stuffing process was harder than it looked.  The burger mixture was so sticky!!

Even harder than the cheese stuffing was the burger flipping!!

I started to get really frustrated trying to flip them so I called in reinforcements in the form of Joey.

We got them flipped but they kinda lost their shape.  This made me a little cranky until Joey said…

“We make Wendy’s burgers here” and used the spatula to make them into squares.  I had to smile.

Okay, these were fabulous.  Thank goodness there’s 2 leftover burgers.  I don’t think Joey was as wowed but he’s a real cheeseburger lover so his opinion is biased.  I would choose this burger over any real cheeseburger!

And on that note I retired to reading for the rest of the night.  Hope your Sunday was just as good 🙂

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2010 10:50 AM

    I’ve been wanting to make those burgers so bad!!! I need more quinoa though!

  2. September 20, 2010 9:46 PM

    Awesome job on the run! If it makes you feel better, I also tend to worry (or obsess….same thing, right?) about the “food-related” aspects of running too…lol. Oatmeal digestion timing is an important thing to ponder over!

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