Thursday, September 23, 2010

Unexpected 6 Miles & a New PR

Everything went well today, as usual. Before I left work to go to the gym, I was actually able to eat a full bar. It was Clif Bar Kidz (blueberry flavor). When I opened the package, the smell of blueberries snuck up my nose. It was so good and I would buy so many more of these.

I was planning of running my usual 5 1/2 miles today, but my legs were feeling so good, I ran a total of 6 miles. I finished the 6 miles in 1:04. If you remember from Sunday, I ran my 5 1/2 miles in 1:02. What a great job I did. I wasn't even trying too hard. My goal was to push myself, but I didn't realize how hard I was pushing. I feel great (as I'm still wearing my compression socks).

Here I am on my way home enjoying the cool breeze on my sweating, disgusting, red face.

When I got home, I immediately hopped in the shower. I needed to get the salt off as soon as possible, it was staring to clump. When I got out, I started dinner. Tonight, I made Chicken Milanese with Fennel Sauce (I left out the tomatoes). The only difference was that I added some little fennel greens on top of the finished product. I paired it with brown rice.

Here's the chicken being cooked after it was pounded and battered.

Fennel, garlic and seasonings being cooked.

Final product. It was so good. I loved the smell of the fennel and garlic being cooked together. I was amazing. This went really well with the brown rice. I can't wait for left overs tomorrow.

My stomach has been hurting all night (even before I ate dinner). I don't know what's wrong, so I need to get some rest. Off to watch tv on the couch with my kittens (such cuddle bugs).
How long have you been running? What made you want to start?
I've been running for a total of about 7 years. I had put on some weight and wanted to take it off. I couldn't afford a gym or any workout things, so I just started to run. I didn't cost anything, and I could do it anywhere. I started racing, to make it more fun (I love a competition). I wanted to keep beating my last time and haven't stopped yet. With how much I've been eating, I don't think I ever could stop running. I'm an empty pit right now and I love being able to eat whatever I want (in moderation).


  1. Congrats on the 6-miler PR! Just glancing at your pictures, you look like a fabulous cook! :)

  2. I've been running this go-around about 10 months seriously, with some false starts befoer that. Long ago, 15 or so years, I started running because I decided to do a marathon. Once it was done, I stopped running until just recently.

  3. Great 6-mile run! And your dinner looked yummy!

  4. Congrats on the PR! Way to go!!

    I've been running for almost 4 years now... and I started after hubs encouraged me. He had been running off and on for about a year at that point.

  5. congrats on the 6! i've been running since high school xc in 99. i still have a sports bra or two from back then as well, lol. in college i rowed, but i ran some too and picked things back up in '05 when i decided to do a marathon, which brought me to where i am today.

  6. awesome 6 miles! love great running days. i always get salt on my face! i've been running for 10 years. started running after second baby to get weight off. did a marathon and got hooked... crazy!

  7. Congrats! Same time, half mile more of distance. Love it!

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