144.0…Seven turned into Eight

So last night being Friday night, I felt like having wine. Wait….I feel like having wine every night. Anyway, I felt like having wine but then thought twice. Number One: I’ve been drinking a ton of wine lately. Maybe I need to take a break? (Boo!) Number Two: I had to get super early in the morning for seven miles (or so I thought). So I made a mock-tail:

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I brought out my fancy wedding crystal martini glass and poured some tonic in it with a lemon. Oh yeah. I am creative like that. There’s just something about holding a fancy glass that I love. Did it do the trick? Sort of.

Friday night is also a good night for pizza. When I was at the store earlier in the week, the Pillsbury pizza dough was on sale. Hubby LOVES it so I thought, what the heck.

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I put the dough in the pan and pre baked it for a bit because we like our crust crispy. On top went pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, onions, dried basil & oregano.

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I had two slices and made a big salad. It was a great meal!

My alarm went off at 5:30AM this morning. Yes…on purpose. I had to meet my Team in Training for our Saturday run. I had my standard peanut butter on toast before I left.

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I had it in my mind that I was supposed to do 7 miles. Well, we were handed our maps and I saw that my team was doing 8. Huh?? Oh well, at that point, what’s another mile?

The first four miles were a little rough for me. I think I was remembering Thursday’s run with the evil water belt (which I left at home today). At the half way point aid station, I tried some of that Gu/Gel fuel replacement for the first time. That stuff is nasty. I have a texture issue. I think pudding is a little funky and the same thing with applesauce. When my kids were babies, feeding them baby food was nauseating. Anyway, I think I like the shot blocks better. The aid station had gummy bears so I ate that instead. The next four miles were so much better!!!

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Mile 1 – 10:37

Mile 2- 11:20 (hills)

Mile 3 – 10:16

Mile 4 – 10:14

Mile 5 – 10:11

Mile 6 – 10:17

Mile 7 – 10:46 (hills)

Mile  8 – 10:51 (hills)

I could have kept running. It’s so nice when you “running legs” start to take over from your “lead legs”.

On my way home I stopped at Starbucks for a latte. I needed coffee!

I also needed food! I skipped the cold hard bagels that are available after our runs for something better: spicy eggs!

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I loved my eggs this morning. I scrambled some egg beaters with jalapenos, spinach, red onion, salsa and shredded cheddar cheese. After this picture was taken I loaded Cholula hot sauce all over it and went to town.

Then I took a hot shower. Life was complete.

A little bit later I had some dates:

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I took my daughter to a birthday party. Yes, another birthday party. I have one tomorrow too. Don’t get jealous.

I managed to not eat the pizza and cake again! I’m on a roll! I did eat a ton of fruit there and this Trader Joe’s Trail Mix bar after the party:

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I was still hungry so  I rolled up some turkey slices, mustard and pickles in a wheat tortilla:

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So tonight we are taking the kids to meet some friends at The Hamburger Factory. You know what the hamburger factory has (besides hamburgers)? Hot wings. How the heck will I avoid those!?!

Do you have food texture issues?

Are you sleeping habits the same on the weekends as the weekdays or different?


  1. Good job on your 8 miles! You're becoming quite the runner!!

    Ooh, I've been curious about the pillsbury pizza crusts...do you get the thin or regular?

  2. Hi Megan! To answer your question: I use the Pillsbury Classic crust. I didn't know there were different ones. I just checked the package and it just says "Classic". Hope that helps!

  3. Congrats on your running legs!!!! mine are running legs for a mile and then they turn into lead legs! hehe! You're so hardcore! congrats on 8 miles =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  4. I have to tell you, I love your left thumb. It makes a lot of appearances in your pics when you're holding food or a drink and it's so pretty! I'm sure your entire hand, both of them, are equally lovely but since I haven't seen them, I can only compliment that gorgeous thumb. LOL! I didn't think I had food texture issues but then I discovered tofu shirataki noodles. Like chewing on rubber bands. I can't stand rubbery food, like clams and mussels either. Maybe those aren't supposed to be rubbery but the only ones I've tried have been. I also don't like flan, but I think it's more the milky taste than the texture b/c I do love pudding. Anyway, good luck avoiding those hot wings! Or maybe you could have them as a meal with a salad. That doesn't sound unhealthy to me!

  5. Thanks Veronica! I was blessed with my grandmother's beautiful hands. :) And your hot wing idea is great for normal people but I've been known to eat my weight in wings. :)


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