Resting & Eating

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After my 12.0 miler, I didn’t want to do much besides rest and eat. I did take James on a 20 minute walk around the neighborhood to wear him out and move my legs a little more (they were starting to feel stiff).  Maggie doesn’t "do" walks so I left her at home under a blankie.

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I pretty much continuously ate through the afternoon — after all, I had a 1,000 calorie deficit to make up! I don’t even think I’m close though!  And I’m stuffed!

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Two eggs, sunny side up on an English muffin with two slices of Canadian bacon.

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Two chocolate truffles

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Cantaloupe

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Cabot cheese and crackers

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And about 1 cup of Grape Nuts and a load of blueberries in skim milk

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Stayed tuned for my half marathon training program, which I’ll post tomorrow!

 

Out of curiosity, do you sign up for a race wayyy in advance or wait until the last minute?  I sign up about 1 month before usually, unless its a popular one that can sell out.

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  • VeggieGirl January 18, 2009, 6:23 pm

    Aww, Maggie šŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see the training program!!

  • Mica January 18, 2009, 6:23 pm

    What yummy ways to make up the calorie deficit. Plus, as always, Maggie is the cutest!

  • Meghann January 18, 2009, 6:24 pm

    I can’t believe you did a 12 mile run this morning! I wish I could have joined you I could have used the motivation. My plans for long runs this weekend failed miserably.

    You missed a great time last night. And Yes I totally barfed in a trash can on citywalk! THe worst part was the trash can was one of those that has a cover and you throw the trash in slots on the side so technically threw up in the ash tray on top of the trash can. lol. GOod thing I don’t really remember any of that part. šŸ™‚

  • Jess January 18, 2009, 6:24 pm

    Congrats on an awesome 12-miler! Looks like you’ve been refueling with all kinds of yummy food.

    I was pulling for the Eagles and Steelers too, but my Eagles let me down big time!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) January 18, 2009, 6:24 pm

    I usually sign up a month or so ahead of time as well! I haven’t done too many races yet, though.

  • Red Head, Yellow Dog January 18, 2009, 6:35 pm

    I usually sign up for a race early since a lot of times the price of the race goes up if you wait.

    Can’t wait for the training plan!

  • Meg January 18, 2009, 6:41 pm

    Love Maggie in her blanket!

  • Justine January 18, 2009, 6:45 pm

    Well, I’m still not signed up for the half I’m planning on doing at the end of March. I haven’t quite made it official…I’m still a little iffy sometimes! I’ll probably sign up before the price goes up again at the end of February though!

  • brandi January 18, 2009, 6:46 pm

    I love that picture of Maggie – so cute!

    I usually sign up in advance – it keeps me motivated to really get ready for it if I’ve already paid šŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see the training program!

  • greendogwine January 18, 2009, 6:59 pm

    Maggie “doesn’t do walks” – LOL – god love her! Has she gotten any better about freaking when you leave?

  • Elsa January 18, 2009, 7:20 pm

    Awesome job on the run!!
    I usually wait to sign up for races until a month prior too. Unless I know it is a popular race and I need to get my entry in sooner rather than later.
    Btw, Maggie is super cute!!

  • Elizabeth (thelongweigh) January 18, 2009, 7:58 pm

    I am in awe of the 12 miler! I am going to sign up for my first race this spring, just a 5k, and I’m even sure what the protocol on all this is or when I need to sign up! I guess I will go for about a month ahead. You’re a great inspiration.. and your food looks great too!

  • Amanda January 18, 2009, 8:05 pm

    Those eggs look awesome!! I used to always eat “dippy eggs” aka sunny-side up. I miss them!

    I signed up for my half-marathon once I felt confident enough with my training .. which was probably about 5 or 6 weeks ahead of time. It actually filled up soon after, so thank god I didn’t wait much longer!

  • Marissa January 18, 2009, 9:17 pm

    Aw Maggie is so adorable šŸ™‚

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) January 18, 2009, 11:39 pm

    Great job on the run. I’m always ravenous the day AFTER my long run.

    I sign up about a month ahead too!

  • Kristin January 19, 2009, 5:58 am

    For races I really want to do, I tend to sign up as soon as I hear about them šŸ˜‰
    Others I sign up closer- a month or even sooner!

    Eggs+ham=Best combo ever!
    Looks like you made up for your deficit in a healthy way!
    Looking forward to your training program!

    http://www.kristinsnibbles.com

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) January 19, 2009, 6:57 am

    As much in advance as I can. But I just have my first race coming up so I’ll have to see as I do more! šŸ™‚

  • livelaughlyss January 19, 2009, 7:06 am

    12 miles? YOU GO GIRL!

  • lauren January 19, 2009, 7:26 am

    great job on the 12-miler. I sign up waaay in advance for most races because I want to make sure I get in for the best price. Alot of times the prices go up as it gets closer.

  • Sarah W. January 19, 2009, 8:26 am

    those eggs look yum!

    nice deficit!!!

  • Kelly Weston kweston@hagerty.com January 19, 2009, 10:11 am

    I’ve never ran a Race before…I’m considering doing my very 1st 5k in Orlando at Disney Princess event on March 7th, i just cant bring myself to just do it and sign up. I’m a very BEGINNER runner (with not so great knees) and while in my head i know i can do it, but theres a nagging feeling that I cant shake.

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) January 20, 2009, 6:44 am

    glad your back šŸ™‚

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