The best place to go, post-run, for free food.


Ran 8 miles, 1:19:11, 9:54 pace (9:38, 10:11, 10:23, 10:12, 9:45, 9:24, 9:23, 10:13). I was doing pretty well with my negative splits until that last mile. I think my time would have been faster if it weren’t for all the stoplights. I pause my watch but you still lose momentum and can get out of your groove.

This run was surprisingly easy. It was one of those runs when I remembered why I liked running. I probably looked like I had just escaped the loony bin and was running away because I felt like I was smiling the whole time.

Amazing sunflowers that I passed on my run

Today was also my second time running with my water bottle.

Photo Aug 04, 3 34 25 PM
From Road Runner Sports

I take this on my longer runs because sometimes I won’t pass a water fountain for a while. It looks small, and it is. I like it because I have smaller hands so it doesn’t feel bulky or awkward. I stored a gel in that front pouch.

Today was my first time trying out gels on a run. I was only running 8 miles and I didn’t really need one, but before any race, you really want to try out your fuel during a practice run. Unless you like playing with fire and runner’s trots. You never know how your stomach will react to certain fuel…

I’ve had GU gels (not before a run), but I wanted to try the Honey Stinger Organic Energy Gel. I got this one from REI.


I took it at mile 6- and yay, no tummy troubles!

I was lucky today- I really hate running out-and-backs (running to a point, and then turning around and running back the same way). It’s mentally hard and boring and yucky and stupid. I was able to run out 8 miles and Kyle offered to pick me up because he is house sitting near my endpoint. SUGGESTION: Get a good significant other, friend, family member, hitchhike and see if they would be willing to pick you up. Bribery helps ๐Ÿ˜‰

I didn’t need to bribe Kyle, but I wanted to do something nice because he also took me to a special pet food store and Costco so I could pick up 3 different kinds of pet food. Yes, 3 different pets on 3 different types of food. They’re lucky they’re cute. TIP: Costco after a long run = amazing post-run free food ๐Ÿ™‚ Leggo my Eggo sample lady.

I took Kyle to Jules Thin Crust. Really yummy and not greasy and fatty (depending on what you get). Kyle got pepperoni and sausage, and I got this one:

fresh chopped organic tomatoes, basil, arugula, garlic, cubes of fresh mozzarella, organic tomato sauce, mozzarella
fresh chopped organic tomatoes, basil, arugula, garlic, cubes of fresh mozzarella, organic tomato sauce, mozzarella

It satisfied my pizza craving, but without making me feel like I just consumed a pound of cellulite.

Random photo that my sister sent to me:

Barftastic jacket
Barftastic jacket

Periodic table on that sucker. No thanks, I hated you when I took chemistry. I don’t need to wear a reminder.

Have a fantastic Sunday!


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