Just What the Runner Ordered

Finally, FINALLY do I feel like I’ve gotten my running and eating mojo back!!!  I knew it was going to take some push and pull to get it revved, and thank goodness because I was about to go nuts! 

This morning was the click that I so desperately needed to get everything back into place and have me smiling again!  I naturally got up at 6am, well, Honey had a part in it, to get ready for a 6 mile long run.  I was a bit worried since I hadn’t run any distance over 4 miles in the three weeks since the San Diego Marathon but it went pretty well!  The first three miles were pretty tough because the wind was in my face and well, just brutal.  But the second half home, I was flyin on the roads! I ended added in some sprints where I was running under 7min/mile!  It felt WONDERFUL to really get those endorphins going!

Oh, and while running I decided on this:


I talked to Monica for a while the other day and we were talking race schedule, when she talked about her marathon training for this race.  I’ve never run it, living only a mere few miles away, but am excited for it!  At first I thought, maybe I could run the MARATHON but I don’t know if I’m ready for it…that and I don’t have time right now.  So, I’m thinking HALF MARATHON for this race on October 9th!  Yay!

Now that I’ve got something in the books to look forward and train to I think it’s goint to help me get in the running spirit.  And actually, I’ll also be running a 5k on the 4th of July in town, then a 10k (or 5k, haven’t decided yet) on July 23rd near my parents and a 10k in town again in mid August!  It’s going to be nice to get in a few shorter races than all these crazy long ones I’ve been going for!

Anyhow, this morning started off with an apple and lots of water before hitting the dirt to get that 6 miler in.  I came home and quickly showered before getting my produce box and upon returning famished, made my breakfast!  I couldn’t wait to dive into my stash of berries I got at the farmer’s market earlier this week. I had them atop a variety of kashi cereals, along with a banana and some USVAB.  hit the spot perfectly.

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It was a pretty late breakfast so my hunger on a run (hah) and I ended up eating some grapes shortly after, along with these dried apple pieces Whit brought with him!

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Ironically, this apple farm is right down the street from my place!  How crazy is that!  We polished off a good share of them before I passed out for a 2 hour nap!  My lack of sleep from work is finally catching up with me…and I have to work tomorrow too.  Boo.

Alas, I woke up pretty hungry so I made one of my favorite sandwich combos: hummus, tomatoes, cucumbers and sprouts. OMG all I needed was some avocado and I would have been set.  Sided with a fresh peach and presto!  Lunch was complete!  Oh, I did have a few crackers too afterwards.

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I spent the afternoon reading (finally!) and decided to use up lots of the produce we’ve been getting in my produce box every weekend!  I looked to my favorite cookbook (veganomicon) and used their potato and kale enchilada recipe as a base for my enchiladas which included mini potatoes, swiss chard, lamb’s quarter (have no fear, it’s a vegetable!) and my own homemade enchilada sauce!  I even topped mine off with some mozzarella daiya cheese for the first time…and was pleasantly surprised!

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I sided it with a small salad and went to town!  Man these babies had a good kick to them! I ended up eating the second one I made, so no leftovers, because I guess I was hungrier than I thought!  Such a great dinner, as I haven’t had much other than salads and sandwiches for the past two weeks!!!  Yay!

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Now I’m watching Leap Year with my roomie and contemplating bed at nine o’clock since I have to work tomorrow at a very early hour.  Woop-dy do.  At least it’s gonna be a good hike!!!

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9 Responses to Just What the Runner Ordered

  1. Katy says:

    Yay on your run! That's one thing I miss about running is the endorphins but it's much too painful for me to run at the moment.

    Your enchiladas looks craaaaaazy goooood!!!


  2. Rebecca says:

    Love me my mojo– glad you got yours back girlfriend!

    I miss running, can't wait until I can get back into it. It's my ultimate therapy!

  3. divinelykatherine says:

    That salad looks de-licious!

  4. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate says:

    Yay for getting your mojo back :)

  5. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    I LOVE Leap Year.. I really need to buy it.
    And yay for getting your running mojo back!! I ran/walked a mile this morning at the gym and it. was. GLORIOUS.

  6. Kaitlin With Honey says:

    Whoa – I definitely had no idea you had a roomie until today!

    Glad you're back into running, friend. :)

  7. divinelykatherine says:

    Yay for your run!

  8. leftcoastcontessa.com says:

    woo hoo half marathons! Glad your feeling back and at it.

  9. Krista says:

    Sounds like you've got some FUN races coming up!!! YAY for mojo!!

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