I Did Something Quite Unexpected

I baked. I cooked. And I ate– A LOT.

I think the dish that gave me the push to figure out some recipes was this blueberry belgian waffle i recently ordered. I also ordered a side of eggs and bacon, poured syrup on it and then ate The Entire Thing.  I just try and make a McGriddles but it’s so good at a diner. When the waitress came around i actually apologized for finishing. It was the “i’m sorry, i’m not sorry” apology. It’s awesome how much food a runner can put down. I shouldn’t have apologized, I should have asked where my gold star was.

waffle eggs

I took 4 days off running after the half marathon and the full marathon is 40 days out so I’m rolling right into training. Basically i’ll be hungry all the time and this is a great excuse for me to attempt some cooking/baking ideas for protein packed, nutrient dense snacks. I’m always seeing amazing recipe ideas and spend a LOT of time looking at recipes, but I never try them.

This might become a long tasteless journey, like my lemon, strawberry muffins I attempted. But it’s exciting to focus my energy on making something with my own hands. Plus I was compressing in my McDavid tights, so you know, the muffin making wasn’t a total waste of time. I got the muffins to rise and that’s half the battle!!


I did 3 miles on Saturday and completed a 9 miler on Sunday. Crazy how just a couple months ago running 9-10 miles was so mentally tough, and now that’s considered a “shorter” run. It went by quickly & easily & I’m actually excited for the 15 miler I have in 2 weeks!

attempting a full body shot, didn't work, but you can see how messy my apt is! Score!

attempting a full body shot, didn’t work, but you can see how messy the apt is! Score!

One of my favorite food sites to stare at pictures and recipes is Clean Simple Foodie. This chick has some fantastic flavor combinations that gives clean eating a bold taste.  I gave the Thai pizza a go and it was a major success!


fresh toppings!

And the finished product…


I’m happy with the few accomplishments from the weekend, and they aren’t even running related! Crazy I know. I’m working toward that new year’s goals list I created in January.

Workout Recap!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 25 min Kettle Bell workout, 10 abs

Wednesday: 4.7m easy, easy easy! (First run after the race) 9:00/pace, 30 min abs/core, pushups

Thursday: 30 min chest/triceps and handstands–>first time i’ve done this in a while and yes the shoulders felt it! Hoping these will help with the yoga goals i set for myself.

Friday: 6m fartlek 8:08/pace, 20 min biceps, 10 min abs

Saturday: 3m easy walk/run.

Sunday: 9m easy/long 8:37/pace

Total miles: 22.7

Are you still on track with accomplishing your NYRs & goals?

Do you have a good recipe for a protein snack?  Favorite store bought protein snack?