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This morning I met up with Skinny Runner for a walking date. I’m not sure what kind of date she thought this was going to be though, because when I got there she was stretching out her…never mind. IMG 8319 600x800 thumb NSFW SkinnyRunner Stretches

Even though we live 3 miles away from each other she was dressed for summer, while I was dressed to go to the final Challenge in the Battle of the Exes.IMG 8321 600x800 thumb NSFW SkinnyRunner Stretches

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After SR showed me how to stretch body parts that are probably best addressed in private places, I headed home for lunch.

Chicken salad and a big ol’ fruit bowl shared with Ben.IMG 8324 800x600 thumb NSFW SkinnyRunner Stretches

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Just as I was finishing up with lunch a knock on the door delivered this – Sambazon Protein drink. Delicious! I had half a bottle for dessert.IMG 8330 600x800 thumb NSFW SkinnyRunner Stretches

I am about to head off to the gym to train 3 clients but chomped a good snack first – pumpkin (warmed) with pp spice, pineapple Chobani and chia seeds.IMG 8335 800x533 thumb NSFW SkinnyRunner Stretches

Ask a Monican #33

Monica from Run Eat Repeat blabs about:
1. Is there blogger etiquette for giveaway prizes to be sent?
2. I’m self conscious everyone thinks I look dumb when I run! How do you deal with this?!
2b. How do I grow my blog?
3. My husband is unhealthy – how do I help him without being a total B??


Mentioned in the video: The Complete Guide to not give an F

Questions for me? Email me at RunEatRepeat at gmail dot com

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Comments

  1. says

    What brand chia seeds do you buy? I want to try them, and I checked them out online but some of the brands didn’t have the best feedback.

    Your lunch looks delish, there is something about sandwiches always looking better when they are made by someone else.

  2. Mary R. says

    Bahaha, I loved your comment to her stretching her…never mind. I needed a laugh. Btw, I love Ask a Monican. Brilliant!

  3. says

    Oh my gosh, your comments about SR’s stretches cracked me up! HAHAHAA! Thanks!

    I am so going to try the pumpkin and yogurt! That looks so good! I’m always up for something that tastes like pumpkin pie without all the sugar and calories–so, again, thank you!!!

  4. Kaelin says

    I loved loved your response to feeling dumb when you run! Thank you!! I give a mental high five to other runner’s when I am out and about too. Haha. I always want to justify my walk breaks too. I love your comment about “I am not that tragic.” :) Have a great day!

  5. Beatriz says

    Love me so rr/rw challenge…that river plunge was insane…ps why arent CT and Diem hooking up…its -20 gotta make some body heat.

  6. says

    GREAT ask a monican! I loved the advice you gave for the last question and I think it probably applies to way more than husbands. I love that being healthy is my thing, and if other people want to join, then fine..but I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing no matter what. You’re absolutely right that that is the only way to live without resentment.

  7. says

    I love Ask a Monican. Your advice is so helpful. That’s why I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Your posts are informational, inspiring, and funny. If you want more information about the award, click here!

  8. says

    Hey Monica! Been reading you for a long time – way too long not to say hello!!! So, hello! I freakin’ love your blog and find your posts so inspiring & hilarious. I especially love all the posts about frozen yogurt, one of my all-time faves!

    Thanks for always being so honest :)

  9. Dynamics says

    I relate but I am a walker/hiker. I will not cross the street because everyone will be watching me. I mean what else do you have to do at a red light but watch the big girl cross the street. Lately on my walks/hikes I have been getting a lot of encouragement by complete strangers. My best day was when this gorgeous guy, with his shirt off even, told me I was doing great and keep it up. I melted and asked him if he could come home with me. (What was I thinking!!) So, there really are a lot of supportive people out there now. I agree with Monica, just go for it and do not worry about anyone else. You will find that one person can make it all worthwhile and make you smile.

  10. says

    I am so glad there is another person out that there “yells” at runners too for the right reasons. I am always hollering “Go runner go!” – they probably think I am a nut haha.

  11. says

    Thank you for talking about feeling self-conscious about running. I weigh 240 pounds (down from 260 – yay!) and have started running again. I think about what other people must be thinking when they see me run. Now, I will think in my head “At least I’m trying”. Thank you for giving me a more positive spin on this!

  12. says

    Just found your blog and love it. I loved your comment about feeling self-conscious while running. I used to feel that way because I felt so slow but one day I realized that I was a heck of a lot faster than the people not out running so I win. Now if I could just get embarrassed about lip syncing and hand gesturing to Lady Gaga while I run, I am sure no one wants to see that.

  13. says

    Sooo, I’m way to old to be watching Battle of the Exes (or anything on MTV, really) but I got sucked in one late night when they were moving stuff behind a jet plane. So last night I had to watch the final. Brutal challenges so far, can’t wait to see what else they have to do.
    Don’t tell my husband, he would tease me for days. ;-)

  14. says

    Thank you so much for your advice about my husband! I have it on my to do list to roast the veggies. I tried roasting brussel sprouts a few weeks ago, but need to cut them a bit finer. I should stop by TJ and pick up some seasoning though.

    I definitely need to work on being strong in myself and not feeling resentment about certain things. I don’t want to be a bitch, but I also want to have my husband for the next 50 years. I read about young guys in their 50s having heart attacks, and it scares me.

    It can be so tough to love someone so much.

    Anyway, thanks again for the advice (and reading my super duper long email).

    • says

      Oh yeah, and I totally understand about having him run outside in the dark. Matt won’t even let me take the dog for a walk by myself at night. And we don’t exactly live in a high crime area. Maybe I should just do all of my runs at night . . . . devious plot . . . maniacal laugh . . .

  15. says

    I was so glad to hear you say that you wil make two seperate meals!! Me, my husband, and kids don’t eat the same things. So there is some nights that I’m making three different meals, and everyone thinks I’m crazy!
    But if my kids honestly don’t like something, then I’m not going to make them eat it. They will try it and if they don’t like it, fine. I don’t make meals that I hate and then force my self to eat them, so why do it for my hubby and kids?
    Love your videos!

  16. says

    Great post! I love this episode of Ask A Monican! I sometimes make two meals for me and my husband, but keep the core part of the meal the same – like if we do steaks on the grill, he’ll have baked potato as a side, while I’ll have sweet potato or broccoli!

  17. Beth B. says

    You are too cute. I loved this Ask a Monican! I can relate to feeling like an idiot while running, but then I always think about the episode of Friends when Phoebe runs like when she was a kid. It makes me smile and if I saw somebody running like that, I would totally want to join in! :-)

  18. says

    More comments for Feeling Silly While Running: As self-conscious as I am about my appearance, I got over the feeling like a goof feeling fairly quickly and I’m kind of amazed, but when you think about it, most people aren’t even looking at you! I mean, think about when you’re driving around town or walking or running wherever you do your walking/running thing. You likely pass other runners and people out doing their thing and you see them enough to make sure you don’t run them down in your car but you’re probably not REALLLLLY noticing them. Same goes for you. They may see you but they are busy doing their own thing and not sitting there thinking oh that chick looks like a goomer, etc. So hang in there! I’m sure you look just fine.

  19. says

    So true about the boyfriend thing…my BF is very similar. He mostly likes meat and potatoes/junk but I am slowly getting him to eating healthier simply by leading by example. We have run together once but it’s just not his thing. You really have to do your own thing when it comes to eating right and being active. I need to start roasting more veggies! Sounds yummy!

  20. says

    Monica, thank you for answering my question about giveaways. Great advice to the person worried about what others might say if they see her running. I think it’s great that she’s out there running. She should be proud of herself. I used to worry about that too, but now I could care less. I honestly don’t think people even notice most of the time.

  21. Jenny says

    THIS GIRL RIGHT HERE LOVES BATTLE OF THE EXES!!!!!

    Could CT be any more beautiful looking?!?!!?! So much drunken drama and hot people in speedos and bathing suits! CANNOT LOOK AWAY

    Love your blog :)

  22. says

    I loved your Ask A Monican this week! I started C25K 6 weeks ago, and about 3 weeks in I left the treadmill for the streets and never looked back. Doesn’t mean I didn’t feel self conscious, like every eye was on my jiggles (or my flailing arms). I run like Phoebe from Friends. Seriously. But then a funny thing happened. People starting waving at me. Or runners would smile and say hi, with a sort of knowing nod. And yesterday, this women rolled down her window and said “you go girl!”. I was like, damn! I better push it hard so that lady doesn’t see that I actually just want to give up right now! It was really awesome.

    As for the significant other thing – my boyfriend used to be a dead sexy svelte 6′ 180 lb soccer player. Then he joined a fraternity. 10 years later he’s a dead sexy, um, teddy bear. A teddy bear I fell in love with, but…rounder all the same. He’s been complaining recently about his weight gain, and praising me for my new found healthy living. We had a really frank conversation one day, where I basically told him I want him to be around for our kids, and that honestly, he was heading into murky and unhealthy waters. I think it’s fine to be honest about it, as long as it doesn’t become a negative nagging thing. I’ve invited him to join me on my runs, and I only cook healthy, unprocessed foods at home (we livin in sin). He knows I want to eat healthy, so when he cooks, he’s also leaving out the junk for me, which helps him in the end. So anyway, I guess my point is, yeah, do your own thing and don’t push it, but ALSO it’s okay to talk about it…

    Um. The end.

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