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Saturday, March 28, 2009

I Run( 20 miles) So I Can Eat!

Well not really, but I do love to eat after a long run!! This morning my 4am wake up call wasn’t so bad, I must have slept hard, because I thought it was 6am!


I went straight to the coffee pot, and brewed up a 1/2 cup of STRONG coffee.


I also made the usual pre long run meal, pb on ww toast and added a half of a banana(I knew I would need the extra fuel). I also had half of a home-made power bar.


Then I was for my 20 mile run with “Fast Jill”. Jill ran with me for the first 13 miles, and then I was on my own for the last 7. The first 13 weren’t so bad except we ran in my neck of the woods, which means LOTS OF HILLS!!! I don’t mind some hills, but we did way too many! Some people asked how I could run in a brand new pair of shoes for my 20 miler, I know it wasn’t the smartest thing peeps, but if you would have seen my old shoes you would have done it too! Last week I ran in brand new shoes for my 19 miler, and I survived so I thought what the heck!


I ordered my normal Asics 230’s, well for some reason the left inside of the shoe was rubbing my outside arch pretty bad at mile 14, I even had to stop and loosen my shoe laces. It felt like the bone was rubbing, I wasn’t getting a blister just a bruise! So I guess it wasn’t the best idea to run in them for the first time during a 20 mile run!!! I am going to switch out the insouls and see if that helps this week, if not I am not sure what do do I only have 3 more weeks until BOSTON!!!

The rest of my run was killer of course, but I felt good at mile 18 and pushed myself to get through it! I was so happy to be done:)

Running Stats:

Distance:20 miles
Average Pace: 8:35
Calories Burned: 2,635

When I got home (should have taken an ice bath) I jumped into the shower and then made me a PROTEIN PACKED breakfast!


I made a Green Monster with all the ingredients above!



I also warmed up a protein pancake that I had put in the freezer from last weekend. I topped it with Naturally More PB, Fage, and some Cranberry Apple Butter!


I enjoyed my breakfast outside, in fact I am typing from my patio right now. It’s a beautiful day today!!!
79°F | 49°F

I am headed out to meet Hubby at the Redlands Bicycle Classic downtown. The Bicycle classic is a big deal, we have a bunch of famous Cyclist from all over the world competing. I am going to see some races and check out the vendors of course:) I am also meeting up with Skinny Bride to go dress shopping(she just wants to look).Tonight we are headed to Dave and Busters for Hubby’s Birthday Party, we have about 30 people coming so it should be a BLAST!

Are you enjoying the beautiful weather today?! If it’s ugly where you are at have a Caribbean themed dinner to get you in good spirits for the spring!!!

If you didn’t see it yesterday check out my March Featured “Foodie” Fridge!!!


Nobel4Lit said...

I agree with the running/eating relationship! =]

Brian said...

I did 18 today and I totally see what you mean about running to eat. Haha. I have a PB and banana sandwhich before my runs too! Awesome job today!

workout mommy said...

what a fantastic morning! congratulations on a great run!

FoodsThatFit said...

You are so fast!!!!!

Mica said...

Awesome run, speedy mcspeederson. I can't believe Boston is 3 weeks away, ahh! So exciting!

Pearl said...

What a fantastic run! Great job!

RunToFinish said...

I cannot believe you did a 20 miler in new shoes, there is just noooo way I would attempt that.

I made it through 5 running today, no pain!! So look out relay team!

Unfortuately we have freezing rain and impending snow so um not really enjoying the weather :)

Anonymous said...

Good job Bobbi!!!
I can see that you will do GREAT on your marathon!
Sorry about the shoes - it would have been so hard for me to keep pushing!

Anonymous said...

I don't think you are crazy at all. I ran the marathon in December in a pair of sneakers I never wore on a run before, but I don't usually have any problems with sneakers.

Great job on the 20. Have a blast tonight!

Olga said...

WOW 20 miles!? That's incredible! You're such an inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fantastic run! I wish it was warm here, but it's only 4 degrees celsisus. I'm hoping for warmth soon!

teacherwoman said...

Nice job on the run!

Anonymous said...

wowwwwww, you're my hero!!

the post-run meal is my favorite part of a long one (but my "long" is more in the neighborhood of 10, lol) ...

Anonymous said...

Girl - you'recrazy getting up at 4am - but I say that jokingly!

Really - you are inspiring! Way to rock out 20 miles! Sorry about the shoe rubbing but hopefully it'll feel like new tomorrow!

Have fun at D&Bs - I'm headed there tonight as well (just in cold Cleveland, not sunny CA)

Jenna said...

DANG! And I was so proud of myself for 4. Oh well, you are such an inspiration! :)

ps--love the socks!!

Matt said...

The weather is amazing here too! Too bad I spent most of the day studying...

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 20 miler!! Sorry your foot hurt though!!! Enjoy the eating today, those are some majuh calories to eat back!

Lance said...

Nice pace!!

Hope you enjoyed the weather, the biking, and the bday party! Nasty weather here, so we finished planning a vacation we have coming up in a couple of weeks - that warmed me up!!

Anonymous said...

love eating after a good run, too! somehow the flavors seem to pop more, maybe it's the endorphins after the run?
great job on the run! If I ever ran with you I'd lose you....be puffing waaaaay behind you!

Anonymous said...

20 miles! that's amazing!

M said...

Coffee yes! Good run get some of those calories back!

joyRuN said...

Super pace on your 20!

Girl on Top said...

HOw does the smoothie taste like? I'm not into the spinach, but I need whatever you're putting into your body!

Danielle said...

You are super fast!
I am so jealous of your beautiful weather and sun!

Sara said...

Looks like we had the same idea about 20 miles on Saturday :) Although I wish the weather here had been as nice!! And holy moly you are fast! Great job!

I think I definitely should have gone for the ice bath, too...waking up this morning was not fun!! :)

aron said...

awesome job on the 20 miler!!! i dont know how you get up at 4am but i wish you were around to get my butt up that early!!

i did 20 this weekend too, just a couple minutes behind you :) great job!!!!! its taper time now right?!? boston here you come!

kelsey said...

Wowza! 20 miles!! I'll get there someday!!

I'm on week 3 of 10k training, and it is going well. It can be hard to read about runners dropping off 15-25 miles in one go, as a beginner, but mostly I'm just inspired! :D thanks for that!