Happy Face

This is my happy face before my run this morning. I was determined to make this run good. DSCN1241

After 2 bad long runs I have been really discouraged so I took a look at my training plan, fitness level, fuel, rest and pride and decided I needed to change some things up. I cut back on my mileage after coming to terms with the fact that I wasn’t at the fitness level I thought when I created the plan.

But, I was optimistic that this would be a good run. And it was!

12 miles in 1:49:03

This is right in line with my goal time! Yes!

Once I got back I made a huge Smoothie in a Bowl = SIAB (acronym courtesy of Kath) topped with cereal. This is great because you get a smoothie and cereal for breakfast :)DSCN1248DSCN1247

Then, I made Ben breakfast and ended up eating a piece of toast and some eggs. I completely wasn’t hungry for this after my huge smoothie so I felt like crap afterwards. Boo. Need to listen to my hunger!DSCN1250

Oh, before I left I had some bread with PB :) This the the Fiber One Cinnamon Raisin Bread. It’s super processed and has a ton of ingredients (it was the cheapest semi-healthy option and I was desperate at the time). But, I have to admit that it’s really good. It takes like Hawaiian Bread when you eat it plain.DSCN1230

My Saturday eats are usually random…I had some grapes, a chocolate chip cookie, a Bagel Bite from Costco samples and some chips. I think we’re going to see a movie and have dinner. Date Night!

Oh, and I stole this cat. Well, I was writing TY cards in the front room when I glanced out the screen door and saw a cat on our patio. I immediately told Ben “We have a cat!” He told me she is the neighbor next door’s cat and I told him, “She’s mine now!” Ha. But, alas Stevie (I don’t know his/her name) went home.  She’ll be back. DSCN1256


  1. says

    Wow, awesome run time! Congrats! I wish I could run double digits. I’m not there yet, but almost.

    Don’t worry about your eats. After a long run like that you definitely needed more then just the smoothie.

    Enjoy date night!

  2. Reagan says

    Hi Monica! I have been reading your blog for quite sometime now and I love it!

    I had a question about your long runs. I am currently training for a half marathon and would like to know how you fuel during these double digit runs. I am heading out on a 9 miler tomorrow and I was wondering what tips you had for fueling.

    Your blog is such a joy to read and I really admire your approach to a healthy lifestyle. Keep up the good work!

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