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8 Miles Before Work!

by Meghann on July 24, 2009

I am happy to report I set a new personal record this morning of running 8 miles before work. πŸ™‚

I knew I would not be able to get a longer run in this weekend in Tampa, so I was determined to get a decent one in this morning. I set my alarm for 5:00a m this last night and was out the door by 5:20. I managed to complete the 8 miles in 1:17:23 and still have time to shower and eat a great breakfast.

I know I’ve said it before but there truly is something about accomplishing a longer distance before beginning the day. I feel so full of energy and am proudly displaying a goofy grin because deep inside I am ecstatic of my accomplishments.

What a great way to start my Friday!

There was not much yogurt left in the tub this morning, so instead of dirtying a bowl I just added everything else to the tub.

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To the remaining Oikos Yogurt I added

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I really need to start adding nut butters to my morning cereals. It’s just too good together. πŸ™‚

I thought I would end the post with something that made me laugh this morning. I hope to be this cool when I get married one day. πŸ™‚

 

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1 Meganerd July 24, 2009 at 8:31 am

Congrats on the 8 miles before work! I remember doing 10 before class once, but that’s not the same because I didn’t have to be there until 9:30am. πŸ˜€

I saw that clip on the Today show! It’s really cute!

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2 katie s July 24, 2009 at 8:34 am

OH my gosh… I love this! Have you seen the video with the bride and groom do their first dance to baby got back??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqiw-Kqtlr0

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3 Julia July 24, 2009 at 8:37 am

I’m gettting married soon and someone just sent me a link to that last night, saying my fiance and I should do that at our wedding haha!
I absolutely died when I watched it! They are AWESOME!
Congrats on 8 before work! Way to go!

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4 Kate July 24, 2009 at 8:44 am

That’s so funny that you posted that video because I JUST saw it posted on a friend’s facebook page. HAHA!! The video above is awesome too. I love wedding stuff like that!

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5 Simone July 24, 2009 at 8:45 am

that video just made my morning…I’m all grins!

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6 Erica July 24, 2009 at 8:45 am

hahahahhahah that is freaking awesome. What an entrance! I love that they did that in a church too.

AWESOME job on the run! I bet you’re going to feel so energized all day long now!

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7 Alison July 24, 2009 at 8:47 am

That was hilarious! And a great way to start my Friday – thanks!

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8 Robin July 24, 2009 at 8:47 am

Great job on getting 8 in before work. I love that feeling of accomplishment that you get to feel the whole day.

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9 nicole h July 24, 2009 at 8:51 am

congrats on running 8 miles! that awesome, what a funn video

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10 Jess July 24, 2009 at 8:55 am

Congrats on the 8 mi run. I can usually get a few miles in a couple times a year before work. NEVER 8. NICE JOB! Love your blog!

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11 Ada July 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

You go girl! 8 miles is no small feat:)

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12 roseyrebecca July 24, 2009 at 8:57 am

OMG that video made me SO happy!! I’m posting it on my brother’s fiancee’s fb wall right now!! What a fun wedding that must have been!!!

Congrats on the 8 mile run this morning and have fun in Tampa!!

Rebecca
http://roseyrebecca.wordpress.com/

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13 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) July 24, 2009 at 9:03 am

I looove a good morning workout! Awesome job on the 8 miles!

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14 Leianna July 24, 2009 at 9:04 am

HAHA they just showed that couple on the Today show….I wish I didn that at my wedding. Looks fun and something most guests wouldn’t expect!
Just wanted to thank you also for the breakfast cookie idea. It turned out great this morning!

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15 Whit July 24, 2009 at 9:05 am

Way to go on the 8 miles! LOOOOOVE that video! hilarious!

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16 The Almost City Girl July 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

I wish I was cool enough to pul something like that off, love it!

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17 Derek July 24, 2009 at 9:08 am

what do you mean? I have a 10 mile run planned…

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18 Meghann July 24, 2009 at 9:16 am

haha I could just step out the door and run in your neighborhood then the 10 miler would be no problem

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19 Bec July 24, 2009 at 9:17 am

wow congrats on getting an 8miller in this morning! have a great weekend!

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20 melruns July 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

I JUST SHOWED ALL MY COWORKERS
hilarious!!!

-Mel (http://sherunsbrooklyn.wordpress.com/)

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21 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) July 24, 2009 at 9:24 am

I saw that couple on the Today show this morning…so cute!

Awesome job on the run….and on a FRIDAY! Woohoo!

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22 Anne P July 24, 2009 at 9:26 am

that is the coolest thing ever!!!!! i was totally dancing in my chair. how awesome.

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23 leslie July 24, 2009 at 9:31 am

lol!! omg. no words!

congrats on 8 miles before work – amazing!

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24 Lee July 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

My fiance just sent me that Youtube video this morning!

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25 MarathonVal July 24, 2009 at 9:39 am

My husband and I thought about doing something similar since it would be so unexpected – and then I mentioned it to my mom and she was aghast – “Oh I cant STAND when people do that, that is so tacky”…. soooo needless to say we nipped that idea in the bud haha

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26 Jess July 24, 2009 at 9:43 am

haha, thanks for that video Meghann! I needed a huge smile this morning. One of the better dancing wedding videos I’ve seen!

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27 emily July 24, 2009 at 9:46 am

hi,
i am a newbie when it comes to running. before yesterday i had only run a mile without stopping once, but yesterday i rain over 2 miles! you see i ellipticize i dont run, but i would like to run. today after that run, my legs are in so much pain. Iwas wondering what will help with the next day leg soreness after a run and i was wondering how it took you to be able to run 6 miles without stopping and if you had a schedule that you went by to be able to run further and further.
thank you
emily
congrats on teh 8miler

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28 runeatrepeat July 24, 2009 at 9:49 am

Great job on 8 miles before work! I know it is super hard to get up early enough to have a “long” run on a work day πŸ™‚ I can’t seem to make it past 6!

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29 Carolyn July 24, 2009 at 9:51 am

I pretty much had the same breakfast. Brown Cow greek yogurt with granola.

BTW: Your cruise recaps inspired me to book one in September. This will be my 5th! (I used to live in FL, too) I can’t wait!

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30 nutritionbyeve July 24, 2009 at 9:53 am

Haha. That’s funny. We had a very traditional ceremony πŸ™‚

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31 Lizzy July 24, 2009 at 10:03 am

Congrats on that run! how exciting πŸ™‚

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32 Mandy A July 24, 2009 at 10:06 am

Incredible run!!! I am not a runner… so going 2 miles for me is huge… but I can’t even imagine going 8!! Awesome πŸ™‚

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33 Madelin July 24, 2009 at 10:16 am

Your early morning runs are really inspiring. I really don’t know how you do it :). You can tell from your blog posts that it makes you positive and happy though!

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34 Mica July 24, 2009 at 10:16 am

Oh, congratulations on eight miles before work. Now go bask in your sense of accomplishment, isn’t it lovely?

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35 Lauren July 24, 2009 at 10:17 am

Yay for the 8 miler!

Wow, that couple seems fun πŸ™‚

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36 tiponz July 24, 2009 at 10:26 am

way to go girl πŸ™‚

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37 Jess July 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

I LOVE that video. I’m not a fan of traditional weddings at all so it’s always nice to see people having fun with it.

My favourite is the wedding party who did the Michael Jackson Thriller dance.

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38 Michelle July 24, 2009 at 10:39 am

LMAO that video totally made my morning! πŸ˜€

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39 Niki July 24, 2009 at 10:43 am

Great job on the 8 miler!! LOVED that wedding video!! Only wish my finace would let us do that down the aisle! Ha!

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40 Matt July 24, 2009 at 10:52 am

Haha welcome to my world. I am up at 5 AM everyday during the week to run before class. I somehow manage about 10 miles!

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41 Ally July 24, 2009 at 11:03 am

I want to run 8 miles before work!!! I did 9 the other morning and messed something up big time in my calf and haven’t been able to hardly walk since. YAY for your great AM accomplishment!

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42 jenngirl July 24, 2009 at 11:10 am

Congrats on the run!!

I agree, adding nut butters to my cereal-yogurt messes has been a very good decision πŸ˜‰

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43 Andrea (Off Her Cork) July 24, 2009 at 11:21 am

I saw that video yesterday and I love it! Admittedly I find weddings to be so flipping boring. Meh. But this was totally awesome!

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44 Chellie Has Issues July 24, 2009 at 11:38 am

What a great run before work! Congrats! Thanks for the videos too they were great!

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45 caronae July 24, 2009 at 11:46 am

wow great job! I wanted to run ten before work, but couldn’t fall asleep last night, so I slept in and will do it afterwards πŸ™‚

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46 Susan July 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Ahh! GREAT video! I love non-traditional wedding stuff πŸ™‚

Yay for 8 miles before work! I’m turning into such a morning runner too. I love getting a few miles under my belt before I start my day πŸ™‚ Have a great Friday!

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47 ksgoodeats July 24, 2009 at 12:14 pm

HAHA – I posted that video this morning too! They showed it on our local news station and I died!

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48 threehannas July 24, 2009 at 1:09 pm

I am super jealous of the morning runs! I love to work out first think when I can! Good job with the 8 miles : )

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49 lilveggiepatch July 24, 2009 at 1:10 pm

I saw that, too! It made me cry. So great.

And what an accomplishment! Congrats on getting that workout in before breakfast.

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50 Deva July 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Congratulations on the eight miler, especially before breakfast, that’s awesome!

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51 runningyogini July 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm

OMG I am crying- that was SO FUNNY! Love it! My granny would absolutely faint if I had done something like that!!!! πŸ™‚

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52 Maddy July 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm

i am cryinggggg that video was amazing! hahaa

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53 April July 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

LOVE the video! Thanks for posting, brightened my day!

I have been very tired and very stressed lately… my times have not been very good at all and it is discouraging. I’ve got 6 miles tomorrow, hoping I can push all the way through!

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54 Evan Thomas July 24, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Wow, that’s awesome! I try to do 5 miles before at least one of my work days. It makes me feel a lot better throughout the day even if the sleep loss sucks

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55 Emmy July 24, 2009 at 11:08 pm

Congratulations! Personal records are so awesome and encouraging.

What an awesome wedding entrance! It looked like sooo much fun.

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56 Jojo July 25, 2009 at 2:35 am

How can you stretch and get hydrated enough in 20 minutes?! I usually have to wake up an hour before my runs, which is why I do not do them early in the morning.

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