Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I Remembered Why I Run in the Mornings

by Meghann on October 1, 2008

Tonight was perfect weather for an early evening run.

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The weather was crisp, the sun was setting and the path around the lake was full of fellow runners, walkers and puppy dogs. Perfect.

I will have to admit though that after work I was tired, hungry and not wanting to run. If it wasn’t for Caitlin I wouldn’t have made it out there. But, once I was actually on the path and my legs were moving I felt at peace. This experience definitely made me remember why I run in the morning. If I always left it up to running in the afternoon I would always be making up excuses for myself. In the morning I feel refreshed and ready to move, I rarely give myself an excuse not to run.

However, I’m always willing to change up my routine for a nice after work run with a friend. Nothing like getting a little gossiping and catching up out of the way while getting the exercise in. ๐Ÿ™‚

We did an easy pace for five laps around the lake and then walked an extra to watch the beautiful sun set and catch a glimpse of all of our surroundings.

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I came really close to moving to downtown when I came here, but in the end it was too expensive. Maybe one day ๐Ÿ™‚

Before my run I tried to plan out a small and a large afternoon snack so I would be nice and fueled.

Around 3:00 I had this yummy Apple fruit leather strip.

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Then just before 5:00 I planned for this Ginger Snap Larabar

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This however put a little hole in my plan. I should never rely on a new bar when I am trying to keep hunger at bay. The Ginger Snap was not good at all. The ginger flavor was WAY to strong and as much as I tried to force it down I couldn’t and barely ate half of it before tossing it out. It left such a bad everlasting taste in my mouth that I had to run the office candy bowl and grab some mints. This bar was YUCK I would not recommend this.

Considering my poor choice in prerun snack I was starving about half way through my run. Everyone kept walking by with Ice Cream and I promise if I had cash on me I would have instantly bought one as well. I really, really wanted Ice Cream!

Instead of ice cream for dinner (which I would have been perfectly happy with!) I, instead, heated up leftovers from last night’s dinner (Veggie Enchiladas) as soon as I walked through the door.

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I know its not too exciting but boy was it good. And I was able to successfully remove three WHOLE enchiladas from the pan ๐Ÿ™‚ On the side I also had the last bit of black beans. Yum!

For dessert I finally got my Ice Cream ๐Ÿ™‚

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I dug into my stash of 100 calorie Klondike Ice Cream sandwiches and that seemed to sure cure my craving ๐Ÿ™‚

For any Tea Lovers out there, Biz at The Biggest Diabetic Loser is having a little give away contest for Bigelow Green Days. Just comment on this entry on what your favorite tea is and she will draw a random winner tomorrow. Good Luck everyone I know I have my fingers crossed.

Alright, I need a shower. Good night everyone!

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