143.2…Running for my life!

Yesterday was my brother in law’s birthday and we went over to his house for a birthday dinner! I snacked on some pita and hummus and chips and guacamole. Along with some wine, I had tilapia, quinoa and stuffed bell peppers for dinner:

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I also had a small birthday cupcake. Does the eating ever stop?

Breakfast was a burrito made with egg beaters, Poblano Rice and salsa. I had some strawberries on the side:

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After taking the kids to school, I braved the elements (rain and wind) to do my half marathon training for the day: 4 miles.  I’ll really didn’t want to do the run on the treadmill so I decided a little sprinkle wouldn’t kill me.  I ran my usual path by my daughter’s school but I had to run further this time…into uncharted territory. The sidewalk ended and the bike lane got really small. It wasn’t so bad when I was running against traffic but when I turned around I was a little freaked out. I basically ran a whole heck of a lot faster to find my beloved sidewalk, thinking “please don’t hit me, please don’t hit me” the whole time. I’m cool huh?

Mile 1 – 11:12

Mile 2 – 11:14

Mile 3 – 10:24 (sidewalk disappearance)

Mile 4 – 10:39

After my run, I went straight to Trader Joe’s to grab a few things.

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Oh yeah! I ate a few in the car.

I came home to change and get some work done. My son got out of school early today so I took him to Pei Wei for lunch and with me to run errands at Target.

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Standard order: kid’s size honey seared shrimp with brown rice and veggies.

I’m making the Great News recipe of the week tonight…stay tuned for a great recipe tomorrow!

Do you run on the sidewalk or in the bike lanes? I don’t understand when I see runners running in the bike lane when there is a sidewalk available for use. I’m sure there’s a reason….anyone want to clue me in?


  1. I think running on asphalt is supposed to be better on your joints than running on concrete. But really...no idea!

  2. I am a sidewalk runner all the way :)I like to be as far away from cars as possible

  3. Treadmill runner here! It's still to cold to run outside for me.

  4. Yup, Hallie is right. Asphault is better for your joints because it's softer than sidewalks. I also like it because you don't have to deal with curbs and you can run into traffic pretty much wherever you want (and avoid your "please don't hit me, please don't hit me"). Great times on your miles!!

  5. Great job on the mileage! I've never run outside so I can't answer your question:)

  6. I don't run. The birthday dinner looked really tasty and so did your breakfast.

  7. Thanks Hallie & Melissa! You learn something new everyday!!

  8. I run on the sidewalks, it works for me! Did you finally figure out how to comment on my blog? Send me an email and let me know :)

  9. Yep, softer on my old lady knees. Although, if it's just gravel next to sidewalk, I will run on that. Great job on the 4 miles in the rain and wind!

  10. Sounds like you are having some great runs! Way to go! The asphalt on bike lanes is softer and better for your body! Concrete is brutal on your joints!

  11. mmm dates! I heart them stuffed with peanut butter! =)

    Happy Wednesday cupcake monster! <3 hehe

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  12. Wow..maybe I need to get myself in the scary bike lane more often!

  13. hehe! I thought you were going to say you found yourself in a shady neighborhood and were running fast to get out of it! lol.


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