18 Weeks…

Yesterday was a bad snacking day. Between the time change and getting 3 hours of sleep I was hitting the kitchen when I should have been hitting the bed. I randomly ate a pb&J and half an avocado with tortilla as an afternoon pick-me-up. I wasn’t hungry, just tired. Bah.

Dinner was leftovers of Mexican food Ben made while I was gone. I guess he missed his Mexican wife and needed some comfort food from my people Winking smile

Dessert was Greek. As in yogurt – frozen to be exact.IMG_5252 (600x800)

This morning I have some very important stuff on my mind!

I am less than 18 weeks*…suck in that pansa


…away from the New York City Marathon!!!

I usually do a 12-16 week training program depending on what shape I’m in, but I don’t feel like I’m in good shape at all right now. So I’m going to ease into training for the next 2 weeks and then officially do a 16 week marathon training program.IMG_5256 (800x600)

Today I did 6 miles and felt pretty okay. Oh, and my braid fell out at some point?! After my first marathon I basically had to tear my hair apart trying to untangle it and ever since then I braid it. Luckily I felt it fall around mile 5 so it’s not too bad. IMG_5261 (800x600)

I had eggs and an english muffin when I got back home. Oh, and an extra piece of toast because I was still hungry.IMG_5266 (800x600)

We have no fruit in our house so I need to run to Costco today and stock up!

Okay, off to work. See ya later!

*Yes, I’m sucking it in like a mo-fo in that picture. Don’t judge my pansa. image

Question: What fruit do you have at home (or in your lunch box) right now?


  1. says

    Hehehe. This made me laugh!! I was like, “Wait, she’s pregnant? How did I miss that!?!?” =)
    Hopefully we can meet up when you are in NYC for the marathon, lady!!
    Current fruit in house – blueberries, apples, strawberries, grapes, and bananas. I’ve gotten a lot better with always having fruit b/c the little guy LOVES fresh fruit. It’s the perfect snack and so much healthier than other options!!

  2. says

    Ha! That was cute.

    I have 0 fruit in my house because my guy is in charge of grocery shopping while I’m on the couch recovering. The closest I have is apple butter, I think I may need to fire him, or at least put him on probation…

  3. says

    I have no fruit at all! I was out of town last weekend and am leaving for Vegas tomorrow, so somehow the grocery store didn’t happen. I guess I have some frozen berries, but those don’t really count.

  4. says

    Pansa? What pansa? OMG, I love when you let out a Spanish word on the blog, makes me giggle and think I’ve totally found my blogging better half (better half, since you run marathons and I can barley run down the block). LOL

  5. says

    LOL. Ur hilarious!

    Good luck with your training. I’m excited to follow along with your journey to the NYC marathon!

  6. Grace says

    I always try to have tons or fruits and veggies on hand! Current fruit is: watermelon, apples, nectarines, bananas, cherries, grapes & pineapple. Yum!! :)

  7. says

    I have a little watermelon that will be finished before the sun goes down, some strawberries and a half pint of blackberries. Oh and 2 bananas. All of this will be gone by the time I go to the store for the next haul…I don’t ever seem to have a problem finishing it off every week. :)

  8. Kelly says

    Ha, this made me laugh! Also, love the hair color! If I could rock the red I would – love that it’s your natural! So excited to read updates of your marathon training!

  9. says

    I’ve got oranges, apples, bananas, and grapes. I resisted the urge to get the gigantic costco size mango slices (I eat them WAYYYY too quick).

    The title caught me for a sec, and then I remembered the marathon training. Tee hee!

  10. says

    Haha you are sooo funny! I was beginning to think it was an epidemic! 😉

    I always have fresh fruit in my house. Usually apples (I eat one every day). Right now I have apples, strawberries and Bing cherries!!!

  11. says

    You sneaky lady… definitely almost had me. And as if you would need to suck it in anyway :)
    I have a semi-scary looking banana hanging out on my desk for snack time (yes, I have snack time at work. Wouldn’t want low blood sugar!) and an awful lot of scary fruit at home that needs to be dealt with. Fingers crossed that the boyfriend remembers that he, too, can clean out the fridge.

  12. says

    Hi Monica!
    I stumbled across your blog a couple weeks ago and just love it! Very catchy name (I too run so I can eat more :). And you inspired me to start my own blog about my journey to my first marathon! I am starting off with a half in October (Long Beach) to see how it goes and then do a marathon some time after (hopefully!).
    Also wanted to mention I too need to braid my hair whenever I run or swim or else I have a million tangles! And my braid falls out periodically when I run (so annoying!). I have to buy scrunchies on a regular basis, they just slide off my thin fine hair (ugh!)
    As for current fruit in the house: strawberries, bananas, and cherries. Tomorrow is a grocery day, so I will probably get some watermelon, papaya, and replenish what I currently have. Keep blogging, I love reading all about it!

  13. Erin Nicole says

    I’m so jealous you’re running the NY. Thats on my bucket list :)
    I went to the store today to restock on fruit…bananas, watermelon x2 (we could be bff’s and eat watermelon all today together), pineapple x 2, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and kiwi. Plus a few apples, oranges, and pears just to have in case!

  14. says

    I’m training for my first half marathon! You have no idea how motivating your posts are …I know we’re going for different things, but it helps :)

  15. says

    I didn’t realize it is 18 weeks until NYC. I guess I better get my training schedule ready. Except I’m running a marathon next week. Guess I’ll have to do a little recovery and then start with a 14 or 16 week plan.

  16. says

    That’s so weird that your braid came out while running! Thanks for mentioning the knotty hair thing, though–I usually wear my hair in a messy bun when I run, but I’m thinking that that could get knotty once I hit longer distances, so maybe I’ll give a braid a try!

  17. TiffanyS says

    I’m headed to the store today. I was in Atlanta for a few days, and I’m pretty sure my children didn’t eat much by the way of fruits and veggies from their daddy. I grabbed a couple things yesterday in a quick in and out stop. So, I have a nectarine and an apple. Must get berries soon!

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