Run & Beans

March 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm 14 comments


First a little pre-run banana bread– warmed up and slathered with almond butter & walnuts.

banana bread

Then a little 4.5 mile run. I should probably call it a jog 🙂 An old woman passed me walking. Ok not really, but I wouldn’t have been surprised- I was just plodding along. 🙂

I don’t know whether it was the beautiful sunshine or the awesome selection of music that was randomly playing on my Ipod, but I really enjoyed this run jog.

running trail

It was a good day for people watching too. I don’t really like running when there’s lots of people around, but it can provide for some good distraction. I was trying to decide who was my favorite today:

– the guy who was so adamant about not stopping at the traffic lights that he kept turning around and running back and forth between the two lights, trying to time it out to get a green light. Good luck with that runner dude.

– the HUGE macho tough guys running their tiny wiener dogs. (And yes, I saw more than one.)

the little old ladies that had a honest-to-goodness full out Yogi Bear style wooden picnic basket, complete with a red-checkered picnic blanket and fresh flowers.

By the way, 60 degrees is down right hot compared to the 30 degrees I’ve done most of my running in. The wind may burn your face, but I have to say, I love not dripping sweat. Can’t imagine what running this summer is going to be like…


My post run lunch was Mexican leftovers. (Yes, MORE leftovers. At least they were different this time!)

A veggie quesadilla (Luckily I saw that hidden tomato before I ate it and it poisoned me. Blech!)

veggie quesadilla

And black beans. beans

A little lettuce & sour cream on the side. mexican mexican lunch

And a Zevia!


Goodness I’m stuffed now. Kinda makes you think about how gigantic restaurant portions can be. What I had today was only about one third of what I had last night. Lots-o-food!


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jess (Fit Chick in the City)  |  March 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    What a fun run! People watching is always a good distraction!

  • 2. kalli@fitandfortysomething  |  March 8, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    sometimes i feel sooooo motivated to run fast and other times i feel like i am slogging along……
    good job getting out there and enjoying the scenery anyways-you were probably moving along jsut fine 😉

  • 3. Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)  |  March 8, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Girl, if you *enjoyed* your run in the way that you just explained it, then…I think it counts as a run. A jog is something people do just because they have to. Anyways, that’s my opinion. :mrgreen:

    Oh, and I can totally relate to the 30 vs. 60 degree weather. It’s such a difference, and I kind of actually like the 30 degrees, now that I’m used to it. Today was 50 degrees out where I live, and that felt super warm. 😀

  • 4. Kelly  |  March 8, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Your run looks beautiful! I love to people watch when I run too…it is funny to see other people’s habits. But then I always wonder what people are thinking of me!

  • 5. Penny  |  March 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    YAY!!!! Somebody else that thinks tomatoes are evil and taste like poison!!
    The are wretched and I HATE them.

  • 6. finnyfinds  |  March 8, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Love the sun! Here in upstate NY it’s GRAY all the time!

    What’s the Zevia? Is it good?

    • 7. Heather  |  March 9, 2010 at 8:34 am

      It’s a natural soda…I like it!

  • 8. Amy @ Second City Randomness  |  March 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Loving this weather! It was mid-40’s here in Chicago and I was seeing people in shorts. Crazy!

    And that enchilada looks awesome. Yummm…

  • 9. rollerkoesterrun  |  March 8, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Loved your people watching highlights~ too funny!


  • 10. Heather  |  March 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Slow leisurly jogs are so relaxing.

    I love watching people walk their dog – I like to make up stories about them.

    Love your mexican lunch – I think Mexican is one of my favorite meals (as long as it isn’t spicy)

  • 11. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self  |  March 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Sometimes you just need a relaxing, leisurely jog! And today was the perfect day for it! 🙂

  • 12. Madeline - Greens and Jeans  |  March 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I love when big men have tiny dogs!

  • 13. Carolina John  |  March 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    i know what you mean about running with people. find a 1 mile loop around a lake or something and you will see the same people eating as you pass them 20 times. finally the kids started throwing things at me one time. it was fun.

  • 14. marathonmaiden  |  March 8, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    yeah i was totally sweating something awful in the 55*! not that i’m really complaining though 🙂


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