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by Meghann on December 7, 2011


It’s BEAUTIFUL outside! Perfect running weather for an early morning tempo run. I did a total of 6 miles with a goal of 8:10/mi 3 mile tempo in the middle. My legs were still a bit sore from yesterday’s introduction to NROLFW 5A, so I was only able to average 8:20 on the tempo portion. Eh. Not the best, but not the worst either.

6 miles. 53:12. 8:47/mi

I returned from my run feeling warm and thought I could finally get away with making the pumpkin smoothie I had been craving for a while.


In the blender:

  • plain yogurt
  • milk
  • ice
  • pumpkin
  • pumpkin spice
  • vanilla extract
  • honey peanut butter
  • graham cracker <– couldn’t taste it :(


Big mistake. It tasted good, but it instantly chilled me. I had to drink the smoothie curled up with two blankets while simultaneously sipping on hot tea. Brrr….


On the side, I heated up one of the chocolate Van’s Muffin Crowns. I love how chewy and rich these babies are.


Time for work!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

LOL I had a smoothie this morning too and totally drank it under a blanket! There’s snow on the ground but I just can’t give them up!


2 Army Amy* December 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

That smoothie looks good, but I’m getting cold just thinking about it!*


3 wymberley December 7, 2011 at 10:29 am

Have you tried my butterfinger smoothie recipe? It is amazing! come visit and take a look.


4 Mary @ food and fun on the run December 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

I haven’t put peanut butter in my pumpkin smoothie yet. Hmmm, sounds like a good addition :) I’ll throw a banana in mine every once in a while to get some fruit in there too!


5 Cait's Plate December 7, 2011 at 10:44 am

Bummer you couldn’t taste the graham cracker but that smoothie combo still sounds AMAZING!


6 Corey @ Learning Patience December 7, 2011 at 10:49 am

Oh…I so miss those runs in that weather…they are my favorite!

xoxo from Trinidad


7 kathleen @ the daily crumb December 7, 2011 at 11:19 am

i just bought a costco sized box of chocolate vita tops.. oh emm gee. so delicious!! i can’t even believe they are remotely healthy!


8 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Hah. Yep, pretty much have not been drinking smoothies for that reason–way too cold! all i want is tea and eggs. Hah.


9 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats December 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Yea, I’ve officially nixed smoothies now that it’s getting below freezing! Just too cold.


10 Tracy December 7, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Smoothies don’t have to be freezing! Don’t add ice next time. If I’m really cold, I’ll sometimes put my smoothie in the microwave on defrost setting just to take the edge off. Also, a chocolate smoothie is actually good warm. It’s like a thick hot cocoa!


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