Friday, December 4, 2009

Run, Forrest, Run!

With a morning like this…

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you gotta Run, Forrest, Run!!!!

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Even he had an “escort”.  See the resemblance…

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Before heading out, I fueled up with some banana and 1 tbsp. homemade almond butter

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Looks kinda gross in this picture, but it was good!

Then I was off to the trail to pound the pavement.  I knew right from the start that it was going to be a good run.  My breathing synced up right away and I was able to get in a nice groove mainly because I brought my “old school” headphones and didn’t have to fiddle with my ear buds the whole time…

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Excuse the bug-eye glasses and Bride of Frankenstein hair.  Scary.

I planned on doing 3 miles, but since my run was going so well, I wanted to see if I could make it to 4.  Answer:  hells to the yeah!  I can’t believe I did it!  I felt great!  I even felt like I could have done more, but didn’t want to be in a wheelchair later today, so I stopped at 4.  My longest run so far!  Coolness.

During my run, I observed some of the other runners as they sped by me like freight trains ran past me.  Did you ever notice that everyone has their own individual style of running?  Some seem to bounce, some run with their feet high off the ground like there are little wings on the back of their sneakers, others run without lifting their feet very high, but are fast as lightning.  Some run on their tippy toes and some run with a flatter foot. 

I thought about how I must look.  I’m definitely not light on my feet.  I have more of a clod, clod, stomp, stomp style similar to that of Godzilla crashing through a city….

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Oh well.  Maybe one day, I’ll run like the wind!

I brought a dashboard breakfast (part 2) of light string cheese and Triscuits to get me through the rest of the morning…

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After some errands and a good shower, I was ready for lunch.  I was in the mood for another tofu scramble.  In the mix…

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Very delicious!  I’ve had some questions about this, so just to clarify, there are no eggs in the scramble.  I crumble the tofu and brown it before adding the veggies, so it looks and has the consistency of a scrambled egg.  It was a huge serving and filled me up for the afternoon!

I was looking forward to dinner – Philly Cheesesteaks and sweet potato fries!  I decided to make my cheesesteak into a wrap using a Joseph’s Lavash Bread with sauteed peppers, romaine lettuce, pickles, ketchup, 2% cheese and 2 slices of Landis sliced sirloin steaks.  Messy, but good!  My sweet potato fries, on the other hand, went over to the dark side…

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I lost track of them and they torched up in the oven.  Boo!  I was so excited for those, too :(  I ate a couple but they were too “blackened” for my taste.

I have quite a bit going on for the coming weekend, so I may be MIA.  I have been working hard on my new blog and hope to have everything up and running for Monday!!!  I’m really excited about it and hope you guys will like it, too!

ONE GOOD THING:  I ran 4 miles today!!!!  Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp…

Have a great day, everyone!

20 comments:

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

4 miles is amazing! And I love the picture of you and Forrest running - fabulous!! Seriously though, that's an amazing achievement and I'm impressed.

Your food as usual looks great. I hope you have a productive Friday!

Joanna Sutter said...

Way to work it, Forrest!

BTW, I made burnt sweet potato fries yesterday, too! I got distracted and they went from perfect to overdone in no time flat. I ate every single one of them anyway. Cause that's how I roll!

Manderz said...

WOOOHOOOOO WTG!!!

Cant wait to see your new blog!

princessvalecia said...

4 miles! Good going I'm new to the idea of running! I normally get in 1 before I feel like dying...guess its just baby steps

katherine said...

Congrats on throwing in that extra mile!!

TJ said...

WoW! Congrats on the 4 miles! Amazing! :) All of your food (as always) looks SO good! YUM YUM YUM! :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

You rock just a tad. However, I'm gonna have that jogging Godzilla image stuck in my head alllllll day.

WTG!

Lori said...

Great job runner girl!!

C.G. the Foodie said...

Awesome job on the 4 miles!

What camera do you use? Your food always looks so tasty :o)

Amanda said...

Woohoo! 4 miles! That's awesome! And your mental images of people running and your "stomping" had me rolling, I was laughing so hard. I always think I seem like more of a stomper too! Anyways congrats! Some days running seems so much easier than others!

I think I will finally have to venture out and get tofu this weekend. I've been debating and then never get it. I stare at it, and stare at it and then just leave.

I think I must get almond butter too...but you make your own right? Maybe I should do that. How do you count up the points for it? You can't possibly measure out each TBSP that's in the jar do you?

Looking forward to the blog on Monday!

Amanda said...

Oh and do you ever eat Polenta and Eggplant? I'm going to email you a recipe from Eat Better America that I thought was really tasty...it's Ratatouille Polenta bake. Your family may not want to eat it but I thought the veggie/cheese top of this tasted like pizza topping. It was so good. A girl and work made it and loved it to. If you like it, feel free to post in on your blog.

Kyle and Darci said...

Way to go girl on the run!! That's awesome!! I love those days when you feel like you could just keep going...like the energizer bunny!!

And thanks for the reminder, I need to get some sweet potatoes...those fries look SO good!

just me said...

when i was in high school i got hurt for an entire x-county and track season and became the gimp splits girl. but let me tell you, i knew how everyone ran and could tell you who they were no matter how far away they were, just by the way that they ran. it's very interesting!

and great job on your run!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

GREAT JOB ON THE RUN!!!!!!

Have fun working on the new blog! :)

Ginny said...

Congratulations on the 4 mile mark! I have yet to make it past 3, but maybe I'll just go for it one day!

Kelly said...

Dang, girl. 4 miles? That's totally awesome. Wow. Will you be my trainer? ;)

100in12 said...

4 miles! that's awesome. you go!

ManoloMandi said...

Go you! I like old school headphones better for working out too :)

THE ACTORS DIET said...

great run! that cheesesteak wrap is putting me in the mood for philly food!

biz319 said...

Hooray!! I actually did a 5k at lunch yesterday on the treadmill - it took me 40 minutes, but I think distance is better than how fast!!

I'll put your new blog on my blog roll tonight! :D