alternate title: Mimosas and Marathons
Today is like the Super Bowl of Running x 4!
The Women’s Olympic Marathon was on super early this morning. Sarah (from Once Upon a Lime) held a marathon viewing party and recorded the race so we could watch it at a decent hour (9am).
We were promised Mimosas and a Marathon and Sarah delivered!
I actually got up at 6am this morning to bake banana muffins. I used greek yogurt in place of the oil and they completely stuck to the paper Even after I let them cool it was a disaster.
So, I ended up having to stop at TJ’s for some muffins on the way.
Then, we had our own prelims for the spectator power walking event…
Shannon (Hungry Gazelle) completely rocked it out barefoot style.
Some of us needed a little liquid courage before competing. Actually, I think SR was buzzed on arrival, because she was still wearing her kitty sitting on daisies shirt that she probably slept in:
I didn’t “peek” at the results so watching the race was really fun and intense. I am a huge HUGE fan of Kara Goucher (and Shalane is pretty amazing too).
They each went into the race with marathon PR’s that were about 6 minutes slower than the favorites. So, I don’t think it was expected for them to win but I was hoping by the magic of TV they’d tie for GOLD!
Spoiler Alert: (stop reading if you don’t want to know the results)
Flanagan got 10th and Goucher got 11th.
You can read the 2012 Olympic Marathon results here
Since I wasn’t shopping with a plan or a list I need to work backwards now and figure out how I’m going to make this food into breakfast, lunch and dinner for the rest of the week.
After I put everything away and enjoyed some TJ’s brown rice California rolls, I went for a 3 mile walk. I took yesterday off from walking, but today did 2m in the morning and 3 in the afternoon. Not too shab.
Sunday Set Up –
Eats: I need to plan out dinners for the week as soon as I’m done blogging!
I obviously have it totally together today. False.
Search Me Sunday:
The searches that brought unsuspecting visitors to RER this week…
1. “nah i don’t really feel like it” – why are you searching for this?
2. “i get really hot when i run” – it’s summer.
3. “the hippie girl stinks”
4. “is it ok to skinny dip with friends” – Sounds like Jersey Shore waiting to happen
5. “can you get sick from eating a 5 month old gingerbread house kit” – Yes.
6. “eating someones dirty hair” – You can also get sick from eating this.
7. “funniest thing on the internet” – Nope, keep searching.
8. “my cuca is showing” – Now that would be funny…or sad.
Question: Did you make your plans for the week?