Monday, April 27, 2009

Missing Shoes

by Meghann on April 27, 2009

Ahhhhh…..

You can imagine my frustration this afternoon as I discovered my running shoes were MISSING while I was preparing for my Team in Training Run. GASP!!! I sort of panicked for a minute when I had no recollection of bringing them home from my parent’s house. After a quick phone call home, my Mom assured me my lovely shoes were safe and sound in the kitchen…. a good 45 minute drive away. Bummer.

I have plans of driving home Thursday anyways, so I will have to make due the remainder of the week without them. Luckily I still have my old running shoes as a back up. My lovely shoes had been shoved in the back of my coset since they retired back in January, but they were my only option. I could tell the difference immediately upon lacing the shoes up this afternoon, the shoe was thin, the support was nonexistent and the groove where my foot used to rest did not feel right. However, I simply had to grin and bear it for practice. There was no way this far into training I was going to take a break from running.

I managed to complete 4.24 miles with the old shoes. Luckily, I had a friend run with me and he was able to distract me from the the dragging of my heel. We also managed to maintain a 8:30 pace while holding a conversation! Sometimes I even surprise myself. 🙂

My lunch really filled me up today, but I knew I needed to atleast try to eat my snack as dinner would be late due to practice. I hate coming home and feeling like I could shove my whole cabinet in my mouth.

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I managed to munch on my Carrots & Mary’s Gone Crackers with Wildwood Spiced Indian Hummus around 4:00.

There were also bagels sitting in the kitchen this afternoon and I mindlessly tore a piece off one of them. I’m not even sure why I did it, I wasn’t hungry, it was just sitting there staring at me. Stupid bagel death stares.


I was very proud of my restraint after my run this evening to not eat the whole kitchen. I managed to put together a relatively quick and tasty meal!

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Corn on the Cob was on sale for 25 cents a piece at Publix this weekend! I bought one and simply through it in the oven at 415 degrees husk and all. After about 15 minutes I took it out, peeled the husk and shaved it with a knife.

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I LOVE fresh corn and its really easy to make. Its great as is, no salt or butter needed!

I also had one of my favorite combinations of steamed Kale and Apples.

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Again, so simple and so delish!

For the main course I heated up a Black Bean Burger on the stove top that I had made and froze a couple of weeks ago.

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I topped the burger with this AMAZING Peach Salsa I had picked up at Trader Joes.

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The Peach Salsa was the perfect topper for the bean burger. I love it!

Dessert was another Trader Joe’s find.

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I seriously came home with too many great things. Too bad their are no Trader Joes in Florida! 🙁

The Molasses Cookie was a really good size. Nice and big so I had no urge to go back for a second.

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I was not sure what to expect taste wise, but I really, really enjoyed it!! It tasted just like a rich Sugar Cookie! I was expecting some spice like a GInger Cookie, but there was none. I loved it!

So I didn’t make my 8:00pm bedtime like I had wanted, but I am still hoping to be in bed by 9:00pm! Big comfy bed, here I come!!

Good night everyone!

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