The Best Hangover Cure

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Good morning! Last night was a little TOO much fun, if you know what I mean! šŸ˜‰

 

We played a few college-style drinking games before we left.  I lost and, as a result, had to "glue" my chin on the coffee table for 10 minutes!! It was pretty amusing, actually.

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Then we headed to downtown Orlando and bar hopped between my favorite swanky lounge and an amazing rooftop bar.  It was quite a fun evening.  I didn’t take pictures of all my cocktails… but there were many, many drinks consumed.  I did catch a picture of one of my gin and tonics, the best old lady drink EVER!

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We had a blast celebrating the birthdays!

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And…. by 2:00 AM, Meghann and I were just standing at the bar blurting out "PIZZA PIZZA!" whenever anyone spoke to us.  Literally, we DRAGGED the boys to the pizza place.

 

My eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach because I ordered TWO slices of pepperoni.  I only ate one and tossed the garlic knots.

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I haven’t eaten "real" pizza in SO LONG and this did NOT disappoint.  And seriously…. once you drink 2,000,000 calories in alcohol, a slice of greasy pizza probably doesn’t make a difference — actually, this slice of pie probably prevented me from feeling TERRIBLE this morning.  So, it was worth it!

 

I woke up around 9 AM and lounged with Meghann on the blow-up air mattress for an hour or so.  I drank and a coffee and ate my pre-run snack.  I had a piece of WW toast with PB and I took my glucosamine and calcium supplements.

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After slamming approximately 20 glasses of water, Meghann and I ran a 5.25 mile loop.  Exercising is truly the best hangover cure! Sometimes it’s hard to get started, but once it’s over, I always feel SO much better about life.

 

Here’s my statistics:

 

  • Duration: 54 minutes (5.25 miles)
  • Average Heart Rate: 160 bpm
  • Maximum Heart Rate: 191 bpm
  • Calories Burned: 430

 

I’m pleased to report that my knees and my leg didn’t bother me until the very end of the run.  We walked the last 1/4 mile.

 

After showering, I made a HUGE double batch of Hodgson’s Mill InstaBake Mix pancakes for everyone.  I was STARVING by the time I sat down to eat.

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I had 5 golden pancakes that were light and fluffy. Delish!

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Some REAL maple syrup for dipping…

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And a banana for a little potassium. šŸ™‚

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Time to clean the house! It’s a little messy from last night’s debauchery.

 

Have a WONDERFUL DAY!

{ 25 comments }

 

  • hk October 19, 2008, 8:56 am

    sounds so fun!! I’m jeaous you have a blogger bud so close šŸ™‚ Have a great Sunday, sounds perfect already šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous October 19, 2008, 9:17 am

    Hi Caitlin,

    You look so pretty in your pictures! I love that dress, but you have seriously over-plucked your eyebrows. I think you should let them grow in a bit and get them shaped professionally once so you can keep following that shape. That’s what I did and they are beautiful now.

  • Kath October 19, 2008, 9:27 am

    Totally agree on the “run for the cure” hangover. Your pizza looked so good – sometimes the ‘real’ thing is the best kind.

  • magpie October 19, 2008, 9:31 am

    Hehe, that sounds like so much fun – I haven’t had a drunken pizza run in so long šŸ™‚

    Glad the run did its magic!

  • sharon October 19, 2008, 9:58 am

    Glad to hear that you had so much fun last night! It's nice to get out every once in awhile & just eat, drink & be merry!

    Good for you getting in a run this morning. I am so glad to hear that you didn't have a lot of problems with pain. How much fun to come home to a Sunday morning pancake breakfast šŸ™‚

    Enjoy your Sunday! I can enjoy mine as well because I already finished my run-have a great day!!!

  • Erin of Care to Eat October 19, 2008, 10:29 am

    That sounds like a total blast. That pic of you with your chin on the table is mayjuh cute. Now I’ll go read Meghann’s version. šŸ™‚

  • teacherwoman October 19, 2008, 10:49 am

    Wow a nice run the morning after fun! šŸ™‚ Way to go!

  • whatiateyesterday October 19, 2008, 10:49 am

    Looks like you all had a great time. You girls rock for getting up and running after all of the drinking!

  • *Andrea* October 19, 2008, 10:57 am

    you look so pretty caitlin!!! blue is definitely your color! i need to remember the glued-chin thing – very clever šŸ˜‰

  • Meghann October 19, 2008, 10:59 am

    I like your post better then mine.. wanna trade?!?!?!

    I had SOO much fun last night! Thanks for dragging me away from my ‘healthy ways’ for a night, it was a blast. And we still managed to have a killer run in the morning, which is why I love you!

    p.s. I just watching the Womanizer video and its amazing! Go Britney! šŸ™‚

  • *Andrea* October 19, 2008, 11:04 am

    haha i just read meghann’s post and i am literally listening to Womanizer right now :p

    love britney too!! and meghann’s post is great too!

  • Bridget October 19, 2008, 11:10 am

    Wow I think it really would take some gorgeous FL weather to drag my hangovered butt out for a run…a running buddy helped too I’m sure! Haha. Looks like a really fun night…this makes me realize just how long its been since I’ve had a night out like that…luckily my bday is in a few weeks so I’ll definitely be putting on my dancing shoes!! Have a great day!

  • just me October 19, 2008, 12:15 pm

    great job w/ the run. best way to get rid of that night before feeling. šŸ™‚

    have a good day!

  • Girl on Top October 19, 2008, 12:19 pm

    Great job on the run. I couldn’t do that after a night out!

  • Tami October 19, 2008, 12:25 pm

    i am always surprised how high your heart rate gets with your runs. glad you had a good time.

  • Fitnessista October 19, 2008, 12:36 pm

    hahah sounds like fun!
    running always makes me feel better, too. when i’m driving to the gym i feel horrible, but when i leave, i feel 100% better!
    hope you enjoy the rest of your sunday!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) October 19, 2008, 12:46 pm

    erin and andrea – thanks chicas!

    sharon – way to go on your run!

    meghann- YAYY britney! she looks so sexy in that vid.

    bridget – happy early birthday! and yes, if meghann hadnt been here, a run wouldve been unlikely.

    tami – ME TOO! Future Husband’s worn my HRM and his heart rate never gets close to mine. I have a high resting one, too. Hmmmm.

  • VeggieGirl October 19, 2008, 12:46 pm

    Haha!!! Looooove the photos, girl!!! :0)

    Hell yes for a fabulous run!!

  • Melissa October 19, 2008, 2:48 pm

    I just read your post about the doctor’s appointment (work has been nuts so I am a little behind). I am so sorry to hear about how it went… I think that you are your own best judge when it comes to your body. You should never give up your passion- running. There is always a compromise. Good luck!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK October 19, 2008, 4:31 pm

    what a fun night, reminds me of fun times in MEMPHIS! You too look stunning, way to run this morning!!! O and PIZZA is the best at 2AM!

  • Jen October 19, 2008, 6:00 pm

    Sounds like you had a blast! Way to go on your morning-after run!!

  • greendogwine October 20, 2008, 6:59 am

    AW! Looks like you had such a fun night – those garlic knots looking amazing! šŸ™‚ “glue your chin” to the table – lol – love it!

  • Chic Runner October 20, 2008, 1:46 pm

    Jealous of your fun night.. and those pieces of pizza! YUM! šŸ™‚ Glad the run worked it out though, good job!

  • Elina October 20, 2008, 1:46 pm

    I finally have your blog back on bloglines šŸ™‚ Yay! Just got slammed with 25 new posts, but I read most of them “manually” already šŸ™‚

    Looks like a really fun night out. I don’t think I could be dragged out on a run the next morning. You girls have some serious motivation!

    Question: how do you make your pancakes so perfectly shaped? Mine always spread all over the place. Should I heat the pan more?

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