Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Race High is Over = New Doo and New Food

Posted by CheapRunnerRhoda

Good morning! If you’re a runner you know what it feels like after a race. You are on a high! It lasts for a couple of days and than its back to real life, real training, the tough stuff that helped you get through that last race.

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I have been struggling in the last week with getting my runs in. I failed at getting my long run in on the weekend, so my make up day was Monday morning. I failed at getting it in Monday morning.

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I was beating myself up all day yesterday. I was so mad at myself. I started thinking about when I was going to get it in this week and how it was now going to throw me off for getting in my other runs and long run this weekend. I decided to push the reset button and just keep going with what my plan said for this week for Tuesday and go from there, so that is where I am at. 11km/6.88m run done this morning. Back on track with a missed long run! It sucks but it is what it is!

This time of year is tough for me to get motivated. I decided to add some spice to my life last week with a new doo!

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Going a little lighter!! Yay!

And some new to me food! I tried out a couple new things I stumbled across.

For breaky, some sliced apples with almond butter and trail mix.

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For lunch some Quinoa Tabbouleh

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For dinner some Sweet Potato Casserole.

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And for dessert, which I haven’t actually made yet, Pillsbury Red Velvet Cookies!!!

Sssshhhhh, don’t tell Michelle!

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What do you do to pick you up after a running high?

Pillsbury cookies anyone??

12 comments:

  1. Heidi @ www.idlehide.comJanuary 21, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    I find I always take longer than I would like to get back into the groove after a race. That runners/race high is so awesome, I am looking forward to feeling it again! Hopefully from another 26.2 this year;)


    Can you post the recipe for your quinoa taboulleh? I looove regular taboulleh so I'd love to try it with quinoa.


    I've been eyeing those red velvet cookies everytime I grocery shop, Mmmm.

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  2. sweet potato casserole looks A-MAZ-ING! are you sharing recipes?

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  3. Girlfriend you are hot and I love your hair!! Also I would like some red velvet cookies like right now.

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  4. Check the blog Friday. I'll post it then. Good luck with getting another 26.2 in this year!!

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  5. I'll post it Friday.

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  6. I thought that was the only way to eat Pillsnury cookies!!!

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  7. What you actually meant to say is that your saving them till you get a chance to share them with me :)

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  8. Getting back into swing of things after a race can be hard, especially ones that you travel to! I love the new hair, I'm the same way... I crave something to change so the first thing I usually mess with is my hair~

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  9. Amy @ fitnessmeetsfrosting.comJanuary 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    LOVE the new hair! It's so hard to pick yourself up after a runner's high. I find that reading running magazines and blogs help to motivate me. If I'm not motivated, I'm at least guilted into moving my lazy ass.

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  10. That's right. Perhaps a travelling snack.

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  11. I am getting more carefree with the hair change the older I get.

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  12. Your right Amy. Running mags are a great idea.

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