YAY for Running!

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I am so-so-so happy I was able to run tonight! I did a glorious 6.0 miles. It felt great to blow off some steam, too.  Mondays always get to me!


But first…. I had to wrap up work.  I needed a substantial snack around 2:00 and had yogurt + cereal (Uncle Sam’s Original), topped with raisins and almonds.


Pre-Run Snack


Around 4:30, in the middle of a conference call, I had my pre-run snack (eaten about 1.5 hour before I left).  I had a piece of WW bread, PB, and the other half of my apple from lunch.


Fun Run


Aaaaah to run again! Being a little injured over past two weeks has made me really appreciate a pain-free run.


Here are my statistics:


  • Duration: 1 hr, 1 minute (6.0 miles)
  • Average Heart Rate: 155 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 187 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 522


Post-Run Snack and Dinner


I came home and slammed down a skim milk + Muscle Milk Light smoothie.  Yummy protein chunks!


We tried a new creation for dinner tonight. Neither Future Husband nor myself have ever tried BRUSSEL SROUTS! Can you believe it?  But… they were so delicious!



I put the brussel sprouts in a bowl full of water and microwaved them for 6:00 minutes.  Then, I cut them in half, drizzle some EVOO on the sprouts, and sprinkled everything with some garlic salt and pepper.  Last, I roasted them for 25 minutes at 375.


On the side I had a 1/2 sweet potato and black beans. My favorite!


Tag, You’re It!


I’ve been tagged by Lauren at Team Giles!  I’m going to tag back Meghann.  Here are my answers:


4 Things I Did Today:

  • Finally plucked my eyebrows.
  • Did laundry.
  • Ran 6.0 miles.
  • Got a lot done at work.

(Man, I’m boring–but it’s Monday, so whatever).


4 Things on My To-Do-List:

  • Find a Rehearsal Dinner location.
  • Finish reading "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle.
  • Make an acupuncture video for the blog.
  • Wash Maggie’s smelly armpits (yes, dogs get smelly armpits, too) and brush her stinky teeth.


4 of My Guiltiest Pleasures:

  • www.SeeBrideRun.com
  • Britney Spears!!!!!
  • Staring at my engagement ring
  • Drinking my money’s worth of free beer at Sea World (yes, they give away unlimited free beer. It’s awesome.)


4 Random Facts About Me:

  • For five years, I wrote a column entitled "On Campus" for The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition.
  • I’m a certified SCUBA diver.
  • My dog’s full name is "Maggie Britney Spears Thatcher."  My other dog is named "James Bond."  We also have a fish named "Clifford the Big Red Dog."
  • I am highly allergic to avocado, latex, and walnuts.


  • Lauren @ Team Giles October 6, 2008, 9:34 am

    Yeaaa you got tagged 🙂

    I love your dogs names, so dang cute!

  • Heather May 12, 2010, 12:34 pm

    apparently your comments start working again here?

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