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Orlando Runners Club

by Meghann on October 12, 2008

While researching new running routes in the Orlando area, I came across the Orlando Runners Club. The ORC is a great local running club, that has monthly meetings, weekly runs and promotes healthy, active living while enjoying the camaraderie and friendship with those who participate in this great sport of running. They meet up Sunday mornings for a long run so during the week I e-mailed the leader, found out the stats, and was up at the crack of dawn this morning to meet the group for an easy run.

The group of runners I met and ran with this morning are amazing. One girl is training for the NYC Marathon in three weeks and plays Sarah Connor at the Terminator 2 ride at Unviersal Studios! Another guy has run countless marathons and will be running the Michigan Underwater Marathon (I didn’t catch the proper name but that’s what he was referring to it as) next week. He also was considering running a marathon in Hawaii in November! Then Jack (who is 75!) is hoping to qualify for the Boston Marathon in the near future.

I was in awe of all these accomplished runners and couldn’t believe I was keeping up with them. Of course they were all aiming for a nice easy pace of between nine and ten minute miles, which was perfect for me. I kept up and felt great the whole run. I was enjoying the conversation so much that I didn’t even realize we had gone 10 miles at the end! I’m not sure what my finish time was because I didn’t have my IPOD, but I think it was around 2 hours.

I look forward to meeting up with the running group in the upcoming weeks leading to my half. I really enjoyed the company and it made the long run seem like nothing.

Before my run this morning, I tried the Mojo Mountain Mix Bar.

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I have tried the Chocolate Dipped Pretzel bar before and really enjoyed. This bar was good too, but too much salty and not enough sweet. I think I prefer the chocolate dipped pretzel flavor instead.

When I got back from my run, I was of course starving. I was craving just about everything, so I put together a plate of everything.

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I tried my first Honey Crisp Apple. (which was amazingly crisp and refreshing but a little $$ to purchase on a regular basis)

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Microwaved egg whites with mushrooms and Jalepeno Cheese. ( Sorry the steam off the egg made the picture weird)

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And last but not least I had a Orange Cranberry Scone I picked up at Whole Foods yesterday. ( Again with the seamed picture :()

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I LOVE scones!! I only eat them everyone once in a while as a treat and I felt I deserved on. This was butterly delicious and I enjoyed every bite.

The sun is actually out today so I am going to throw my swim suit on and go catch some rays. Gotta love the Florida fall. ๐Ÿ™‚

1 VeggieGirl October 12, 2008 at 10:42 am

So glad that your run with the group was amazing!!

That was only your FIRST honeycrisp apple?!?!?! Well thank goodness you got to try it, haha!! That’s my favorite apple variety, and I look forward to it every autumn ๐Ÿ™‚

Scones (especially from Whole Foods – my family and I love the vegan oatmeal-date scones that they make)!!! Fabulous treat, indeed.

Happy Sunday!!

2 Andrea October 12, 2008 at 11:12 am

runners clubs sound so cool! great way to stay motivated and meet other people who love running too!!

mmmm love honeycrisp apples ๐Ÿ™‚

3 Melissa S. October 12, 2008 at 11:14 am

What a great group to run with! There are so many groups like that here in SD but i always feel so intimidated to go…like i’m not good enough of a runner to be there. hahaha…one day!

and i’ve never had a honecrisp but i’ve seen them all over the blogs and want to try one…theyr’e just so expensive…i saw them at henry’s a few days ago and they wanted over 2 bucks a pound!

and love the scone…have a great sunday!!!!

4 magpie October 12, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Scones are so good!

And I keep hearing about these honeycrisp apples… I definitely have to find them now.

Have a great day ๐Ÿ˜€

5 Jordan October 12, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I have a thing for scones, too. Probably because they taste like yummy biscuits with fruit in them. I loveeee carbs. Nomnomnom =]

6 Bobbi October 12, 2008 at 1:47 pm

mmmm breakfast looks devine. Yeah for finding a running group, thats what got me to my best marathon!

7 Amy October 12, 2008 at 2:58 pm

oh my goodness…that scone looks delicious! lucky girl ๐Ÿ˜€ have a good sunday!

8 caitlin October 12, 2008 at 3:06 pm

im glad you enjoyed the ORC. i went to a few meetings but i didnt really hit it off with anyone… maybe i’ll try it again!

9 Erica October 12, 2008 at 4:38 pm

That scone looks awesome! I finally live near a WF’s so I must pick one up!

That running group sounds awesome! I really want to get back into running so maybe I will look for something like this near me! All of those stories are incredible!

10 biz319 October 12, 2008 at 5:54 pm

I love scones – I used to pick a cinnamon chip scone at starbucks, until I realized they were like 500 calories!

Happy Sunday!

11 Megan October 12, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I felt the same way about that MOJO bar. I liked the pretzel one better! Hope your Sunday is going well!

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