WIAW: Race Day

Here are my eats from last Sunday, the day I ran a half marathon:

Pre-race: a sweet Hawaiin roll with crunch peanut butter + coffee with skim milk

During the race: vanilla bean GU

Post-race: Chipotle salad with pinto beans, cheese, steak and guac
Snack: yogurtland!

Dinner: porterhouse steak and peas + so much wine

More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon Recap

I had planned on posting this yesterday, but in light of what happened in Boston, I decided it would be best to hold off.  As a I said yesterday, I am still deeply saddened by what happened and I’m keeping everyone in my prayers.

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On Sunday I ran the More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon.  I was completely unprepared.  I don’t think going on one five mile run since last fall really counts as training, but whatever.  My plan for the race was to run a bit, walk a bit, and basically just enjoy myself, since it was supposed to be a nice day in Central Park.

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Obviously it was crowded at the start.  I’m usually in the last or second to last corral(yay for being super slow!), but somehow i ended up behind the race walker at the start.  So that was super fun – trying to dodge through ladies walking six abreast.  Not cool.

But anyway,I had a great time.  I ran until I was tired, then walked a bit, then ran some more.  Basically it was just a nice way to spend a few hours in the sun, getting some exercise and rocking out to Justin Beiber on my ipod.

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AND Deena Kastor ran by me!  Girl is fast!  Also, she has my same Garmin watch.  We’re practically twins.

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Official finish time was 2:30:32.

My next race is in five weeks, so hopefully I’ll actually run between now and then and be able to improve a little bit.

WIAW: Too Much Cheese

It’s What I Ate Wednesday again! These are my eats from yesterday…

Breakfast – key lime chobani flip + iced coffee

Lunch – tuscan white bean and prosciutto salad at LPQ + more coffee

Yesterday was free cone day at Ben and Jerry’s so obviously I had to stop in there. I ended up getting the Liz Lemon flavor, which is a lemon Greek frozen yogurt with a blueberry lavender swirl. SO GOOD. Definitely worth waiting in line for 10 minutes.
Some jelly beans before my run. Because the ice cream wasn’t enough sugar for the day? I don’t know what’s wrong with me.

Dinner – egg and cheese sandwich on an English muffin + salad with TJ’s pear champagne dressing

Dessert – way too much wine, cheese and pickles

Five Thing Friday

1. I went running in Central Park this morning. I don't think I've been there since the fall so it was definitely nice to see it again. Sadly, most of the trees are still bare and part of the reservoir was blocked off, but it was good to be back.

5 super slow miles of running/walking in 58:20. Just feels nice to be outside and moving again.

2. Boyfriend bought a Nespresso machine for easter and I'm officially addicted. I'm usually just a French press coffee kind of girl but now I've been drinking all these fancy drinks. It makes a cappucino in like 7 seconds. It's hard to say no to that.

3. I bought a pair of shorts at Nike the other day because they were on sale and when I got home they were ridiculously tiny. Like trying-to-suffocate-my-thighs tiny. I knew they looked a bit small in the store but this is absurd.

Both of these are size small! I hate you, Nike.

4. I'm leaving for Boston this afternoon and I'm not looking forward to sitting in the car for five hours. However, I am looking forward to getting my hands on some of that Mary Lou's coffee that Carrots n Cake is always talking about…..

5. I went to dinner last night with full intentions of being healthy….but then somehow this happened: a mac & cheese & bacon pie. How can you see something like this on the menu and not order it? I almost died from happiness.

 

 

 

WIAW: First Time!

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This is my first time participating in What-I-Ate-Wednesday.  Here are my eats from yesterday….

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Breakfast – coffee, scrambled eggs with cheese, blackberries, orange slices

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Lunch – grilled chicken cobb salad from Le Pain Quotidien, more coffee

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Dinner – wine, left over pizza from California Pizza Kitchen, coconut Chobani yogurt

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Dessert – way too many Swedish Fish jellybeans