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Sunday Run Day

by Meghann on November 11, 2012

Saturday Accomplishments

  • Pretty Muddy 5k with the lovely ladies of Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers
  • Ring shopping with Derek (he got his wedding band!)
  • Long walk with Maddie
  • Eating snow crabs at Ballyhoo
  • Watching Snow White and the Huntsman (loved the unique twist on this classic story)
  • Going to bed by ten

Awesome Saturday! :)

After 9 glorious hours of sleep, I was pumped for my run this morning – 8 miles at a comfortable, easy pace.

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My running schedule has been kind of wonky since Miami 70.3 (thanks to recovery and traveling. The longest run I’ve done in the last 2 weeks has been 4 miles. Usually this wouldn’t have me too concerned, but I keep forgetting I have the Women’s Half Marathon next weekend. Whoops. Luckily, I’m not the only one who had the race sneak up on them – Mary and I made a pact to take it easy next weekend and just enjoy the course instead of going balls to the walls. I like that plan.

After my run I made a smoothie to cool off with.

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In the blender:

  • frozen mango
  • ice
  • milk
  • plain chobani
  • chia seeds
  • vanilla whey protein powder
  • peanut butter

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Yum. I love mango in a smoothie, adds just the right amount of sweetness without being over the top.

Off to enjoy another gorgeous day in Florida!

Happy Sunday!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 meghan November 11, 2012 at 10:11 am

So is fruit and peanut butter in a smoothie good? I’ve thought of it before, but I’ve never actually gone for it. Nice 8 miler. I can’t wait for WHM next weekend! What pace are y’all going to keep? I’ve got 17 on the schedule so am running 4 before the race and then using the race as a sort of long run. I’d love to run with y’all if you’re around the pace I’m thinking…
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2 Kathy November 11, 2012 at 12:07 pm

That smoothie looks wonderful…and your mud run was hilarious…I love seeing others doing this but that is just not my thing. ha!

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3 Courtney November 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I’m a little worried about my serious lack of running and the Half Marathon coming up on Thanksgiving. ;) Haha, we’ll see how that goes!

I am pretty sure you’ll be fine, Meg!

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4 Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale November 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I love making more “summer flavoured” smoothies in the fall and winter. It reminds me of the heat/warmer times and keeps me motivated through the cold seasons. That being said, I can only do smoothies these days after an indoor workout. It’s a warm shower and warm food post outdoor running for me now these days!!
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5 J November 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Meghann,

Which model of Garmin watch are you wearing (green in picture)? Thanks.

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6 Meghann November 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

It’s the Garmin Forerunner 10

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7 Kristin @ FoodFash November 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Can you believe I’ve never put mango in a smoothie before?? I can’t for the life of me figure out why not.

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend!
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8 Greg November 12, 2012 at 7:57 am

I just found your blog, via a mention in the current Runner’s World magazine. I’m definitely a beginner (2 months running), but loving it and appreciating the needed mental healing that physical benefits running has provided to me.

I make a similar vitamin/mineral shake every morning with my breakfast (Half of a frozen banana, ¼ cup of frozen blueberries, TBSP unflavored Vitamin/mineral powder, Cup of unsweetened Almond Milk) and was thinking of adding chia seeds. Out of curiousity, how much of the seeds do you use in your smoothie?

Thanks.

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9 Greg November 12, 2012 at 9:36 am

I just found your blog, via a mention in the current Runner’s World magazine. I’m definitely a beginner (2 months running), but loving it and appreciating the needed mental healing that physical benefits running has provided to me.

I make a similar vitamin/mineral shake every morning with my breakfast (Half of a frozen banana, ¼ cup of frozen blueberries, TBSP unflavored Vitamin/mineral powder, Cup of unsweetened Almond Milk) and was thinking of adding chia seeds. Out of curiousity, how much of the seeds do you use in your smoothie?

Thanks.
(sorry if this is a double post. I’m having computer issues this morning.)
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10 Meghann November 12, 2012 at 11:12 am

Hello! And welcome! I usually add a teaspoon of chia seeds to the smoothie. If you add too much, the chia seeds gel up and give the smoothie an interesting texture. A teaspoon is just enough to get the benefits of the chia seeds without throwing the smoothie off.

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11 Greg November 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Thank you much. Happy running.
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