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I Remembered Why I Run in the Mornings

by Meghann on October 1, 2008

Tonight was perfect weather for an early evening run.


The weather was crisp, the sun was setting and the path around the lake was full of fellow runners, walkers and puppy dogs. Perfect.

I will have to admit though that after work I was tired, hungry and not wanting to run. If it wasn’t for Caitlin I wouldn’t have made it out there. But, once I was actually on the path and my legs were moving I felt at peace. This experience definitely made me remember why I run in the morning. If I always left it up to running in the afternoon I would always be making up excuses for myself. In the morning I feel refreshed and ready to move, I rarely give myself an excuse not to run.

However, I’m always willing to change up my routine for a nice after work run with a friend. Nothing like getting a little gossiping and catching up out of the way while getting the exercise in. ๐Ÿ™‚

We did an easy pace for five laps around the lake and then walked an extra to watch the beautiful sun set and catch a glimpse of all of our surroundings.


I came really close to moving to downtown when I came here, but in the end it was too expensive. Maybe one day ๐Ÿ™‚

Before my run I tried to plan out a small and a large afternoon snack so I would be nice and fueled.

Around 3:00 I had this yummy Apple fruit leather strip.


Then just before 5:00 I planned for this Ginger Snap Larabar


This however put a little hole in my plan. I should never rely on a new bar when I am trying to keep hunger at bay. The Ginger Snap was not good at all. The ginger flavor was WAY to strong and as much as I tried to force it down I couldn’t and barely ate half of it before tossing it out. It left such a bad everlasting taste in my mouth that I had to run the office candy bowl and grab some mints. This bar was YUCK I would not recommend this.

Considering my poor choice in prerun snack I was starving about half way through my run. Everyone kept walking by with Ice Cream and I promise if I had cash on me I would have instantly bought one as well. I really, really wanted Ice Cream!

Instead of ice cream for dinner (which I would have been perfectly happy with!) I, instead, heated up leftovers from last night’s dinner (Veggie Enchiladas) as soon as I walked through the door.


I know its not too exciting but boy was it good. And I was able to successfully remove three WHOLE enchiladas from the pan ๐Ÿ™‚ On the side I also had the last bit of black beans. Yum!

For dessert I finally got my Ice Cream ๐Ÿ™‚


I dug into my stash of 100 calorie Klondike Ice Cream sandwiches and that seemed to sure cure my craving ๐Ÿ™‚

For any Tea Lovers out there, Biz at The Biggest Diabetic Loser is having a little give away contest for Bigelow Green Days. Just comment on this entry on what your favorite tea is and she will draw a random winner tomorrow. Good Luck everyone I know I have my fingers crossed.

Alright, I need a shower. Good night everyone!

1 VeggieGirl October 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm

Hooray for great runs with great friends!! ๐Ÿ™‚

The other Larabar flavors are much better, I promise!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy your evening!!

2 Hangry Pants October 1, 2008 at 9:08 pm

I have not been impressed by Larabars.

I guess you showed why it’s good to have a running buddy!

3 Megan October 1, 2008 at 10:00 pm

What a beautiful place to run!

4 Melissa S. October 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm

i’m glad your run went so well! and i know what you mean about running in the morning…i wish i could do that everyday, but seeing as how i leave for work every morning at 0625, it’s a little hard >P

and sadness about the larabar…i’m not too big of a fan of any of them really….

have a good night!

5 Christie October 2, 2008 at 7:03 am

That is the beauty of havign running partener it really does motivate you n get you out there when you might not have gone on your own….. nice job!

6 Jordan October 2, 2008 at 8:42 am

I looooooove fruit leather & hateeeee Ginger Snap, too =P

I wish I had a running buddy here. I would run outside a lot more often, especially since it’s cooling down.

7 Mar October 2, 2008 at 8:52 am

I don’t like the Ginger Snap Larabar either! Or the Cinnamon Roll—wayyy to much cinnamon, and I like cinnamon! My favorite is Coconut Cream Pie (and Chocolate Coconut Chew. Apple Pie and Lemon are good too! I can’t remember all of the kinds that I’ve tried!

8 biz319 October 2, 2008 at 11:06 am

Thanks again for the shout out!

I could never exercise at the end of the day. . .as soon as I walk in the door I put my comfy clothes on, even before I start dinner!

One more day til the weekend – hope everyone has a good day!

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