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by Meghann on May 3, 2012

I went on a Garmin-less run this morning. 6 miles (I think) at a casual pace.

This was my last run before Flying Pig and I didn’t want any pressure. I left the Garmin at home, hoping I would find a little peace in my run. No need to speed up, no need to slow down – I just ran what felt right. It was nice to not be constantly looking at my arm (though I did catch myself doing it every once in a while). Hopefully, the idea of leaving the Garmin at home is a tradition I can keep up with in the last runs before all of my upcoming races. I kinda liked it.

I drive a manual car and when ever I have to drive an automatic, I’ll catch myself reaching for the imaginary shifter with my right hand or the imaginary clutch with my left foot when ever I’m coming to a stop. It’s second nature for me to reach for those things in the moment, whether they’re there or not. The same is true when I’m not running with a Garmin, I’ll still grab to pause it when I’m coming to a stop even if it’s not there. It’s funny how some habits stick with us.

Any other manual car drivers out there? Holler!

I made a breakfast cookie for breakfast.


In the cookie mix:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • splash almond milk
  • raisins
  • chia seeds
  • cinnamon

I mixed everything together after my run and put it in the freezer while I did Wednesday’s Tone it Up 8 toning move challenge. This was my third time doing the moves and I think I have the routine down now. I still need to purchase a set of 8lb and 10lb dumbbells. Maybe I’ll move that to the top of my to-do list next week?

After my Tone It Up workout (maybe 20 mins?), I pulled the “cookie” out of the freezer and topped it with plain Chobani and fresh strawberries.


I probably left the “cookie” in the freezer longer than it needed to be (it was a bit on the frozen side), but it still worked. :)

I’m hitting the road to Orlando today! The cheapest flights my sister and I could find to Cincy were out of Orlando, which was fine by me – I’m always up for a good excuse to explore the town I still consider my second home. :)

Have a great Thursday everyone!

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