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Post-Race Treat

by Meghann on May 7, 2012

I think Maddie has the right idea here.

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She sure looks comfy. :)

A post-marathon massage was a tradition I started after my very first marathon back in 2009. I made the appointment before I left for San Diego and it was one of the things that got me through those last few miles. “Finish the marathon, Get a massage.” Became my marathon mantra. Since then, I’ve made an appointment after every marathon. Some people treat themselves with big cupcakes or new clothes – I go the massage route. ;)

This afternoon’s massage was just what the doctor ordered! I informed the masseuse I had just run a marathon the day before. She concentrated between my shoulders (where I tend to hold a lot of tension when I run) and my legs. My IT bands were still TIGHT and needed a good rub down.

I left the spa feeling good and headed straight to Publix to load up on the groceries for the week. While I was there, the Apron Meals station was making some pecan-crusted chicken tenders that caught my attention. I grabbed the recipe card and decided to casually re-produce them at home for dinner.

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I tried to find the recipe online, but could only find the tilapia version. It was basically the same recipe, only with chicken. It was quick and easy and done in less than 30 minutes.

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Derek has been requesting white potatoes lately, so I roasted two big baking potatoes with salt, pepper, and a random seasoning mix.

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Okra is heading back into season and looked really good at the market today. I had to pick some up! I sautéed the fresh okra with onion and a can of diced tomatoes.

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It was a delicious dinner that came together quickly. Can’t complain here. :)

With Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream with a defrosted 10-grain cookie for dessert.

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Good Night!

Do you have a post-race tradition that you indulge in?

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