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Bring It

by Meghann on September 9, 2009

Game. On.


Whose ready for the 5k this weekend? I am! πŸ˜‰

After work I went straight to one of my favorite parks. The plan was to take advantage of the public track for a little speed training.

I started with a mile run around the park, then headed to the track. I did four laps where I sprinted 1 lap and then race pace the next lap. Finally I did four more laps where I sprinted the straights and ran race pace around the curves.

I did the whole work out with out taking breaks and kept my Garmin on the entire time. On my last lap I was very surprised to look down and see I was on mile three and at 24 minutes. Somehow while speed training I beat my 5k PR by 23 seconds. Woo hoo!

Here were the stats:

  • Mile 1: 8:53
  • Mile 2: 7:18
  • Mile 3: 7:28
  • Finish: 24:40
  • Avg Pace: 7:51

I also walked a cool down mile, but I did not want to touch my Garmin until after I got a photo of my 3.1 stats. πŸ™‚

Today’s run really pumped me up for my 5k this weekend! As long as I can keep my first mile under control I know I can blow my PR in the water. I’ve just got to remember to bring it.

Better watch out Caitlin, Megan and Kelly. πŸ˜‰

Before my run I had an Oatmeal on the Run Bar.


This bar did great of keeping me fueled through my run. It also held me over so I had time to run errands after my run and make a sensible dinner when I finally made it home after 7:00.


Tonight I decided to go with breakfast for dinner.


Inspired by Megan’s post this morning on the start of the ‘Pumpkin Season’ I decided it was time to pull out this little guy.


Hello pumpkin. I’ve missed you! πŸ™‚

After completely failing at making Megan’s Drop Pumpkin Biscuits last winter, I could not resist having another go.

Unfortunately I did not have as much luck this time around either. These were more like pumpkin spongy cookies then drop biscuits. Oh well.


A ‘biscuit’ still found its way on my plate with a little Cranberry Apple Chutney.


To go along with the breakfast motif I had some ‘sausage’ that my sister highly recommended on her blog.


Hmm… not a fan. I prefer regular sausage. There is just no comparison here.


To round out my plate I had 1 scrambled egg with fresh Basil.


And a whole lot of steamed Brussel Sprouts.


These brussel sprouts were so tasty. They were very fresh and almost had a sweet taste to them.

For dessert I pulled out one of Penny’s Low Fat Desserts from my freezer.


After 15 seconds in the microwave I thought it was missing something.


Much better.


Alright, I am pooped. Time for bed.

Good Night!

1 MegaNerd September 9, 2009 at 9:17 pm

I could run that in my sleep! LOL.

Well… only if I’m dreaming about it πŸ™‚

2 Jen September 9, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Great job on the run! I’m sure you will kill your time at the race. Good luck!

3 Matt September 9, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I’m sure you will do great this weekend!

4 Kelly September 9, 2009 at 9:38 pm

PSHH! Bring it on Baby!!! Wow this race is totally building some tension! I can’t wait to blow you out of the water! πŸ™‚

5 angieinatlanta September 9, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Awesome run! You are one speedy gal!

I love breakfast for dinner; those “biscuits” look yummy! Sponge-y pumpkin cookies are a-ok in my book!

6 Nicci@NiftyEats September 9, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Breakfast for dinner is my favorite thing to do! Looks great! have a good night.

7 caronae September 9, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Wow, great run. I am sure you’ll be awesome in the race. My favorite pumpkin inspired treat is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. The flavors work really well together!

8 Lizzy September 9, 2009 at 10:07 pm

brussels seem to be the choice for dinner me and Jenna all had them tonight! yours look amazing!!!! and good job on the run tonight! πŸ™‚

9 Liz @ intheskinny September 9, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Congrats on running so fast! You’ll do great at your race this weekend.

I think those Drop Pumpkin Biscuits you made look good! I have a can of pumpkin still in my cupboard from last year and I’ll have to give the recipe a try.

10 Kate September 9, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Nice work! You will be sub 24 for SURE!

11 Jess September 9, 2009 at 10:32 pm

Wow! Awesome stat’s Miss Meghann!

You are the only girl I know who could plop Brussels sprouts on your plate and call them “breakfast!” πŸ˜€

12 Emily September 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Congrats on a great run!

I have a funny story about really good fake sausage (morningstar farm patties). My mom makes the best stuffing for Thanksgiving and it has sausage in it. Since I’ve become a vegetarian I hadn’t been eating it until last year when she used the morningstar veggie sausage patties. My younger brother was not informed of the switch for fear he would “raise a stink” and so when I was piling the stuffing on my plate, he whispered to my mom – “she’s eating sausage!!” Haha, little did he know that it wasn’t the real stuff. He definitely heard about it later. πŸ™‚

13 Whit September 9, 2009 at 10:56 pm

hahahaha, Megan and Kelly seem very concerned. I love the friendly challenge you guys have going.

14 Kat September 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

You should try Morningstar Farms sausage patties… they are THE BEST! Seriously. They also make “links” which are very tasty, but the patties are out of this world. They make meat look bad πŸ™‚

15 bites4change September 9, 2009 at 11:24 pm

For what it’s worth– the biscuits look delish!

16 amanda September 9, 2009 at 11:33 pm

oh pumpkin! how i love thee.

17 Hallie September 9, 2009 at 11:44 pm

Wow girl. You are FAST. I’m impressed. You’re going to do amazing this weekend!

18 Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 10, 2009 at 12:00 am

wow look at those stats! go you!!!

19 Tay September 10, 2009 at 12:11 am

congrats on that awesome run!! And kick bootay this weekend, girl!

20 RuntoFinish September 10, 2009 at 1:13 am

sooo I have a question or a million for you…I am announcing tomorrow on the blog that…I am moving to miami! Any tips about that area??? Do you know any runners there? Are you still doing a ragnar team?

21 meg September 10, 2009 at 6:32 am

Awesome run girl! Way to go!

I am sorry the biscuits didn’t turn out for you again. I wonder what is going on? When I make them, they are definitely more on the soft side. I hope the little biscuits were at least tasty. How many did you make? Maybe if you make 6 instead of 12, they will turn out bigger and better. Did you use regular baking mix instead of gluten free? Maybe the recipe needs to be adapted a little for that. I will play with it and let you know.

Have a great day! πŸ™‚

22 Rosey Rebecca September 10, 2009 at 7:06 am

That Oatmeal on the Run bar looks amazing! I’ll have to find one! I had breakfast for dinner last night too!!

23 Madelin September 10, 2009 at 7:45 am

Very impressive! Maybe I need me a Garmin…

24 Mica September 10, 2009 at 7:46 am

Good luck this weekend!

You should fill your competitors full of pumpkin cookies and slow them down. Mwahahahaha!

25 Morgan (lifeafterbagels) September 10, 2009 at 8:09 am

yay, congratulations on your awsesome time . . . good for you for trying the recipe again on those biscuits, baking intimidates me so much, if I get the recipe wrong once, I won’t be trying again

26 Pam September 10, 2009 at 8:53 am

Great run! You will rock the 5k on Saturday!

27 Ali September 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

WOW! Great run! I am sure EVERYONE will do well on Saturday! I bet you guys will have a blast.

Those pumpkin biscuits still look really yummy!

28 Jenna September 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

those cookies look yummy with the cranberry chutney!

29 spindiva24 September 10, 2009 at 11:56 am

Good luck and enjoy your 5k!

30 Laura September 10, 2009 at 12:22 pm

The biscuits look great! Maybe stir the ingredients less overall to get the more biscuit-like texture you are looking for?

I am going to have to make some of that apple cherry chutney this weekend… it looks delish!

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31 Karen September 11, 2009 at 8:35 am

Congrats on the run!

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