18 Miles Later…

by Holly on August 30, 2009

in breakfast,dinner,lunch,running

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...this is what I looked like.

It ain’t pretty, but it’s real.

18.15 miles. 2 hours 55 minutes. 9:30 minutes/mile. Booyah.

A high protein, carbful post-run snack made me look feel slightly better…

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Janetha C.C. Ranch Mix, beets + farmer's market plums

Actually, if I am going to be honest with y’all, the run was awesome. Long, but awesome. Honestly. I think since I work out best in the afternoon; going to the farmer’s market in the morning, eating breakfast and then heading out at 1:30pm was like the miracle formula. The 6 Cran-Razz Clif Shot Bloks I took throughout the run probably helped too.

(P.S. I LOVE how everyone thought the banana was an ice cream cone…ice cream in the mornin’? Heck yah.)

snacks at the grocery store (which were BOTH free - all hail coupon cutting!)

snacks at the grocery store (which were BOTH free - all hail coupon cutting!)

After the run, I tried to eat intuitively; not shove down massive calories because I could (which, don’t get me wrong, was reallllyyyy tempting…). And it worked! I would eat, usually feel full for an hour or two then was massively hungry again. Vroom, vroom metabolism!

For dindin, I whipped up a lil’ somethang with my farmer’s market finds

bed of mixed greens
zucchini + roma tomato (sauteed in EVOO + garlic)
lemon basil
lotsa parmigiano reggiano goodness
a side of 7-grain Kashi crackers

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grilled veggie salad with Kashis

Plus, a post-dinner handful of Kashis. Those things are ridiculously good.

And a dessert a la this girl and that girl

85% dark choc + AB

85% dark choc + AB

Then, being the wild n’ crazy grandma I am, I met up with my fabulous friend Brett for dranks (two Spotted Cow beers to be exact) then went dancing (and played wingwoman for him) at the local gay bar. I<3 gay men. Ummm…best. time. in a long time. If you say dancing after running 18 miles, I am still there. Good times were had, and I was in bed by 1am. Perf.

This morning, I had breakfast in bed…

1 cup Stonyfield BaNilla yog
sprinkle o’ flax
sprinkle o’ almond meal
1/2 cup raspberries
1/4 cup Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon cereal

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refreshing + delicious

Now I am sitting at a local coffeeshop, swiggin’ my cuppa joe and enjoying the gorgey day. Happy Sunday :)

Are you a coupon cutter? I never used to be, but now I love it!!!

{ 4 comments }

muffy August 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Wowsa! You rock girl!

Lemon and lime iced tea sounds AMAZING…!!!!
-muffy

ps your comment form looks a little off. lol.

devan geselle August 31, 2009 at 1:04 am

mmm i love the blueberry optimum cereal :)

i should start cutting cupons.. life is expensive!

Brooke September 1, 2009 at 6:43 pm

WHAT THE HELL!!!! YOU ARE AMAZING!!! I AM JEALOUS YOU ARE RUNNING MAJOR MILES BECAUSE I WENT OUT TO A PARTY IN BOOT WITH NO SOCKS AND HAVE THE WORST BLISTER ON MY HEEL, THUS KEEPING ME FROM RUNNIN! NO WORRIES, I’LL BE BACK INTO THAT SHIZ IN NO TIME! K THIS MAKES ME SOUND LIKE AN ECSTATIC CRAZY PERSON BUT THAT’S HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I AM SO PROUD I “KNOW” A PERSON WHO RAN THAT CRAZY SHIZ!!

Gliding Calm September 3, 2009 at 7:59 pm

18 miles?! holy smokes. I’d look a lot worse than that!!

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