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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Will Run for Friends!

Happy Saturday to everyone! Exciting news today, I ran 13 miles with my new Running Group:) I had to decide between 2 groups in the area, and because this one is closer, I decided to give it a go. They all met at 6:30am at the local Panera Bread parking lot, and split up into groups. I went out with a group that was running 13 miles, because all the other groups were doing less. The group I ran with already had done 8 miles this morning and were just swinging my to pick up more folks.

This group is filled with a lot of Marathon Maniacs, and Ultra-Runners! It was so fun hearing all their marathon stories, and they wanted to know all about me as well. There is one guy who is trying to do one marathon in every state this year, WOW what an amazing goal. Most of the runners were twice my age, but still had a lot to chat about. Apparently there is a group of faster and younger runners in the group that meet up at 4AM, on Saturdays. I am going to check them out next week, even the thought of waking up at 3:15am to get there on time FREAKS me out. Most of them are training for some kind of marathon, and even Boston!


Distance: 13 miles
Time: 2:08
Average Pace: around 9;30 not sure about the average speed they were a slower pace group, which was good fro me I didn’t want to kill myself.
Calories Burned: 1,500!

After the run (which I felt great doing), we sat at Panera and had breakfast. I ordered an egg Sammy with tomato on WW bread. Sorry no pic. We all chatted about races and life it was enlightening. I can not wait to meet with them next weekend!

Here is a preview of my EATS, and TEMPTATIONS from Yesterday:

Temptation #1 Bag of M&M’s


Temptation #2  Cake Batter Ice-Cream

photo1 I had to serve this and I didn’t even lick my fingers!!!!

To curve my craving I had one of these:


For dinner it was FRIDAY PIZZA NIGHT! I was going to try and attempt to make homemade pizza dough, but I didn’t realize it takes a long time.Next time I ll make it on a Saturday. So Boboli saved the day!!!

If you have been reading I said that there was some changes going to be happening in the McCormick household, while I am happy to announce that my little brother (he’s 20) Steven will be staying with us for a little while. His roommates were all going there separate ways, so he needed a place to stay. When he asked me, I couldn’t have said yes any faster! I always worry about my little bro, and now I don’t have too. Not sure how long he is going to be staying, but I am going to make the best out of the time we have with him. So he enjoyed pizza night with us too.

Their Pizza: Turkey Sausage with Cheese for Hubby, and I added olives and pineapple for my bro, he is NOT a picky eater!




Her Personal Size Pizza: Onions, peanuts,olives


Spinach and tofu5

Goat Cheese, and Pineapple 


I only ate half, and had a salad on the side. I should have eaten the whole thing but I wasn’t hungry at the time. I give the Boboli Crust a B+ still not as good as the Costco brand we couldn’t find.


Plans for today:

  • Need-A-Sitter business taken care of
  • play outside with Bosco
  • make a shopping list
  • Bake for some friends
  • go bowling with friends

Question: What would be your ideal workout partner???


joyRuN said...

Hooray for the new running group! Sounds like you're in good company.

And the pizza with the onions & peanuts & olives looked really good. I'll have to try that one.

RanchoVibe said...

Where do you find a running group?

Martin Family said...

hey I think I may have seen you out running on beaumont today! small world! you looked like you were cruising : ) hope it was a good run! what's the name of the running groups you found?

Denise said...

Running clubs are the best. I was the youngest one when I first went, too. That surprised me. I'm so glad you went!

Mica said...

Bobbi, YOU are my ideal workout partner. You're so dedicated and FAST! I know I'd learn a lot from working out with you--and be SOOOO motivated!

tnl634 said...

Hi!! Based on you joining this group, what do you think about beginners joining? I'm too chicken to go by myself..lol. I heard Loma Linda's more "beginner" based, but haven't heard anything about the one you went to. I get weekly emails from them, but like I said..I'm a wuss..lol.

tnl634 said...

P.S. Like your blog! ;0)

kilax said...

It would be so fun to be part of a running group! Congrats on getting 13 miles in today!

I love cake batter ice cream from Cold Stone, and "Bitchily Party" ice cream from Blue Bunny. Is the one you posted from Wal-Mart? I am giving up sweets right now, so I will have to dream about them tonight ;)

It will be so fun to have your brother there!

Tami said...

i have been searching for workout partners. i seem to miss the beat a little with the gals at the gym i go too, not many runners there, but i have teamed up with three guys! i went spinning at 530am with them this morning. one guy is the husband of the gal who owns the gym so he goes any time he wants. it was nice to have the workout over with.

all three guys are triathletes so when they swim i don't. i do wish i could find some females to hang with...no running groups in my area

Meg said...

Love the spinach and tofu pizza!

talesofexpansion said...

omg, amazing job on the run!! i'm so impressed that you're even considering a 3am start.

pizzas look soooo good.

my ideal workout partner is one who is realiable! i prefer to workout with my girlfriends, but we're all so spread out these days ... i wish i had someone who'd go to the gym at 5am with me every day!

Matt said...

Run clubs are an awesome way to meet people. The only problem is that I have trouble finding people who want to run the distance and pace I want to run.

Pizza looks good too!

3T Heppenstall said...

That's cool that you found a great running group. Thanks for your encouragement on my new workout journey. I REALLY appreciate it. And I have now done Jillian's 30 Day Shred for two days in a row. It is kicking my butt!!

Leah said...

Looks like a great pizza night!!!

I wish I had a running group like that to join!

I'm so glad you entered the contest i'm having. Yea for free stuff! :)

thecleanveggie said...

ahaha oh m&m's.
cake batter ice cream is the ultimate temptation!

yay pizza night!
love the one with tofu

RunToFinish said...

oh that would be a fantastic group to run with ,all kinds of good stories!!

just me said...

yay for the running group! that is wonderful to hear that you had a great run!

Lance said...

4 AM running - that's dedication!! And good for you in committing to do this - very cool!!

The pizza looks delish...well...except I've never saw peanuts on pizza before - interesting Bobbi!! Now I'm at least tempted to try it - maybe on a corner sometime...

D10 said...

Sweet finding a new running group. I think it is fun to run with others and it also helps in the motivation department. The bag of m&m's is tempting. So far I have been doing well staying away from chocolate however it hasn't 1been many days since lent started

Brian said...

You got to CHOOSE your running group? Lucky, hah. Thos epizzas look damn good!

aron said...

that is so awesome you found a group and had two to choose from!!! YIKES 4am - that is EARLY! great job on the long run!

Lacey Nicole said...

WOW so cool! you have 2 diff groups, but WHOOOOOOA 4AM?!?! ahhh.... so early !!! they are craaaaaaaaaaazy! :) or maybe they are just runners! hehehe. GREAT RUN GIRL!!! that's a lotttta calories, that would add fire to the temptations for sure. way to go :)