Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

You know the phrase – “Feed a cold, starve a fever”?

Well, my throat hurts so I don’t fall under either of those categories. But I do know that I NEVER starve a Monica. It’s just not right.

Anyways, we left off with me hanging out at my mom’s. I didn’t post again last night because I was tired and still feeling ‘off’.  Even though I wasn’t hungry, I stole a bunch of my brother’s fries.IMG 0034 600x800 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

Oddly, I am always hungry for watermelon. I ate this while visiting my Grams. IMG 0038 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

I brought her a package of cookies, but she insisted I have one too. Grandmas are like that.IMG 0041 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

When my mom got out of work she took pity on my sad marathon training feet and treated me to pedicure. Thanks Mom!IMG 0043 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

Then, I hung out for a while before heading home. Since I’m still feeling sick I stopped at WF for a juice, but it looked like the juice bar was closing up shop. I grabbed some food instead.

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I relaxed on the couch for a bit before going to sleep. I was hoping to wake up feeling great this morning, but that didn’t happen.

Instead I woke up before 6am and my scratchy throat was still angry. IMG 0050 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

But, I don’t have chest congestion and am 1 week away from my marathon so I didn’t want to skip my last weekend run! I fueled up with a cinnamon raisin bagel.IMG 0054 600x800 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

These bagels are so much more bagel-y than bagel thins, but only have 20 more calories. IMG 0055 600x800 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

Served up with peanut butter and banana! Note the peanut butter dripping off the sides of the bagel. I may save a few calories on the bagel, but I lather on the toppings with blatant disregard for calories. Priorities.

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Since it’s my last run and I missed my practice race last weekend I decided to drive out to Long Beach to get a feel for the weather I can expect next week. The picture makes it look a lot darker than it was. The sun was happy to be out!IMG 0062 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

Get ready to run!IMG 0063 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

It was about 70 degrees and there were tons on runners out! I hope it’s a little cooler next weekend.IMG 0064 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

But, I just checked the weather and it looks like it will be the same today. Oh well, it is what it is…image thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

Today’s run was 8 miles. I kept my pace around goal pace and wished it felt a little easier wlEmoticon sadsmile Feed a Monica Starve a Fever Hopefully, it’s just that I’m not 100% today?!IMG 0067 600x800 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

I finally got my juice on the way home. Hopefully, it acts as a magic potion and cures me.IMG 0068 600x800 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

I paired my whole foods hot bar with a piece of buttered sourdough. Good bread doesn’t last long around here!IMG 0072 800x600 thumb Feed a Monica Starve a Fever

I need a nap! But, I’ll be back later to tell ya why October is going to be the craziest month of my life!!!

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  1. says

    I hope you feel better soon, Monica. I suppose it’s good that you’re feeling bad today as opposed to next week. It’s good to get the sickies out before you absolutely need to be 100%. It still stinks to be sick, though.

  2. says

    Hope you feel better in time for your marathon!!! That weather seems great for a race, if it wasn’t so humid. Cloudy and in the 50s is perfect for me. :-)

  3. says

    Yesterday afternoon I started feeling randomly tired and congested- first thought “Am I getting sick? Well at least it’s not right before the marathon” second thought- “Am I a hypochondiac who shouldn’t read blogs when bloggers get sick?”
    I tell myself it’s the latter and feel better after a hot epsom bath and spend the night stretching and yoga. XP
    Satrudays are my rest days which works perfectly for the marathon. I’m still apprehensive though since my runs don’t exactly fill me with confidence because of all the hills around here- but thte Long Beach Marathon is flat so I’m hoping it’ll make it easier!..and not more agonizing as I’m not used to a continuously flat route!

  4. says

    I am sick, I hope you don’t come down with something. I hope you feel better soooooon! decongestants are my new bff :) I am the same way about juice, I’ve had enough green juice in the past 48 hours to last me a loooong time.

    I went to LB State, and for a few weeks before I gradated I lived in Bellmont Shore on the water, it was amazing to be able to hop out of bed and run along the beach! I miss that so much!

  5. says

    My feet would STILL look horrific even after a pedicure. In fact, there in such bad shape they couldn’t handle one. :S Hopefully they’ll get better after training!

    Where’d you find those bagels? They seem awesome!

  6. says

    I hope you feel better soon! I had a cold two weeks ago, and even though I felt okay my running definitely suffered. I am sure you’ll feel much fresher on race day.

  7. Devon says

    Hi! I’ve been following your blog for around a year and I honestly look forward to reading your posts every day. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for 3.5 years and just started my road to recovery around this time last year. Every time I read your blog it reminds me that eating and taking care of yourself is completely OKAY. I love that you let yourself eat both what your body is craving and what YOU’RE craving. I just always end up feeling my negative thoughts about food and weight disappear a little bit after reading something from your blog. You and Julie from peanut butter fingers just inspire me so so much. I just really wanted to let you know that.

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