Sunday Funday Runday

February 7, 2010 at 2:47 pm 22 comments

8.6 miles conquered!!!

The feeling of personal improvement is a great one. If you told me a few months ago I could run 8 miles I’d have laughed 🙂

I was happy to see the gate was wide open and waiting for me at the park today. (Although truth be told it was definitely icier.) There was one whole section I had to avoid it was so slick- I just turned around and ran the other way then doubled back instead. I had quite a few close calls, but no major ice catastrophes!

I guess it’s about time I admit I’m not a fast runner anymore. It took me 86 minutes… so exactly 10 minute miles. I’ll take it though! 🙂

Post run lunch: black bean burger on a multigrain English muffin with spicy brown mustard and ketchup, and a side of Brussels sprouts. (Gotta have a good healthy lunch before all the game food I’m chow on later!)

Good thing I was paying attention to the microwave- the bag of Brussels sprouts almost exploded. It was probably pushing almost twice this size before I got the picture.

explodo-sprouts

And of course I would have grabbed the most abnormally small English muffin out of the bag. It makes my burger look like it’s on steroids.

burger and sprouts

burger and brussels

brussels

And now it’s party time!!! We have a couple friends coming over to watch the game. I personally use the word “watch” loosely.

Apparently our party’s dip themed. We have French onion dip, pizza dip, and two sausage and cheese dips (ugh I hate sausage). Plus meatballs, pigs in a blanket, and an assortment of pizzas. (You might be able to tell I didn’t do all the cooking….) Aaaand a keg and a half of Natty Greene’s beer. (The advantages of having the beer-brewer at your party). We DON’T have enough people to drink that much.

Are you watching the big game? Who are you rooting for?!

I’ll be cheering for the Saints solely because I’m from Baltimore where the Colts snuck out of in the middle of the night and all true Bawlmorians will forever hold it against them. And to annoy my husband. 😉

(This is random but I just mentioned 3 foods named after places….Brussels sprouts, English muffin, and French onion. I’m a nerd.)
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  • 1. marathonmaiden  |  February 7, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    AWESOME long run. way to get out there and get it done 🙂

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  • 2. Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place  |  February 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    haha about the brussel sprouts in the microwave. The blow up factor has happened to me more than once!
    And congrats on the long run!! amazing!

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  • 3. Anna  |  February 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Congrats on the excellent run!!! Great accomplishment! 🙂

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  • 4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)  |  February 7, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    What a wonderful achievement – congrats on your run hon 🙂

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  • 5. Matt  |  February 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Congrats on the run!

    I will be “watching” the game. I don’t really care who wins; it is just an excuse for me to drink beer 😉

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  • 6. Erin  |  February 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I have to cheer for the Colts because my grandfather lived in Indiana and LOVED them. But honestly, I don’t care.

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  • 7. EE  |  February 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Don’t worry about pace — you covered the distance, and that’s great. Enjoy your game-watching!

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  • 8. Shelly  |  February 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Yummy brussel sprouts!

    I doubt I will be watching the game. Hubbs will.

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  • 9. lessonstolearn  |  February 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Congrats on such a great run! 10 minute miles aren’t bad at all…especially with ice involved!

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  • 10. inmytummy  |  February 7, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Great long run.

    I’m not sure if I knew you were from Baltimore. I’m from right outside of DC – Bethesda, MD.

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  • 11. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self  |  February 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I live in Baltimore and I will be rooting for the Saints for the EXACT same reason!!!

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  • 12. Danielle  |  February 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Congrats on the run! I’m not gonna lie…I could care less about the super bowl lol. But I will be participating in the snacking 😀

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  • 13. theprocessofhealing  |  February 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Brussel sprouts in the microwave?! How do you do that?

    And congrats on the run!!! That’s one thing I love about running.. you can actually SEE yourself improve.

    And I’m not really watching the Super Bowl (one of the few people haha).

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    • 14. Heather  |  February 8, 2010 at 9:11 am

      They were Green Giant frozen Brussels sprouts–not as good as roasted, but pretty darn good!

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  • 15. BostonRunner  |  February 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Great job on the run! Quite the accomplishment! 10 minute miles is pretty fast!
    Go Saints : )

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  • 16. Aimee (I Tri To Be Me)  |  February 7, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Congrats on your long run..that’s awesome!

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  • 17. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness  |  February 7, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! 🙂
    Congrats on the long run. What better way to celebrate than with dips? I am a huge fan, haha!
    Cheers,
    ~Laura

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  • 18. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)  |  February 8, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I was rooting for the Saints…they totally crushed the Colts. :mrgreen: It was a great game!

    Awesome job on the run!!! 😀

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  • 19. megan  |  February 8, 2010 at 9:09 am

    congrats on the run! it’s quite the feeling of accomplishment isn’t it? 🙂

    i loved the picture of your huge burger on the tiny english muffin 🙂

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  • 20. onelittlejill  |  February 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    You nailed it with this statement:

    The feeling of personal improvement is a great one!

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  • 21. Erin Eats and Exercises  |  February 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Isnt it crazy how some short runs can feel terriable then you go out and rock a long one and feel amazing?

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    • 22. Heather  |  February 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm

      Yes!!!

      Reply

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