I am so glad that blog reader Meghann and I agreed to meet up for a run this morning, because getting back on track feels SO good after yesterday’s tailgating debauchery!
Before I left for the run, I had a slice of WW toast, a tablespoon of PB, and a small sliced banana. Obviously, I was seriously craving coffee. Six hours of sleep is not cool.
We met downtown to do my favorite paths–Lake Eola to Lake Lawsona and back. Meghann is really sweet, and we seem to have a lot of similar interests (dogs! veggies! running!). I’m really glad we met up, and we’re definitely getting together again soon. Yes–she does have 1 drawback–she’s a FSU fan. SIGH! 🙂
Meghann was really motivating! I kept asking if she wanted to stop or take a break, and she was like, "Nahh! Let’s do another loop!" This is especially exciting because we’re BOTH running the Miracle Miles 15k in a few weeks, so we’re going to do our long runs together until then. Woot woot!
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 55 minutes (5.25 miles)
- Average Heart Rate: 169 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 189 bpm
- Calories Burned: 505
After the run, we walked to the Downtown Farmers’ Market and browsed the veggie stands. Right after I took this picture, a woman came up to me and said, "Don’t fruits and vegetables just make the most PERFECT PICTURE?" 🙂 I said that I agreed, of course!
I bought a Neon Eggplant, which the salesman said was less bitter than a regular one. I just thought the color was cool (regular eggplant in on the right):
Does anyone have a good Neon Eggplant recipe?
Meghann and I also had brunch at the Farmers’ Market. They have little outdoor tables underneath a nice, shady tree. There was some live music, too! What a perfect brunch! We shared some fresh fruit…
And I had a Chicken Tikka Gyro with the yogurt sauce on the side. This was amazing–hot and spicy and delicious. Plus, it was made by a British lady, and those Brits KNOW their Indian food!
Meghann had some Spanish corn pancake with refried beans, zucchini, squash, and a mango pico de gallo. I forgot what’s it called! It looked so pretty, I had to take a picture:
All in all, it was a perfect run and a wonderful brunch. It’s so great to meet new people–it’s just so hard to meet new people when you aren’t in school anymore! Yay for new friends!
Well, I need a NAP! And I’ve got a ton of work to do… boooo! Have a great Sunday, and PLEASE let me know if you’ve got a Neon Eggplant recipe! 🙂