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Oh, The Hills!

by Meghann on April 4, 2009

This morning’s run was brutal! Not because I was tired or not feeling it, but because it was all about the hills! Which, for this Florida girl, is a big deal and a lot more effort. I loved it!

Before my run I wanted to make sure I had an adequate amount of fuel so I had a toasted multi-grain Eggo with Almond Butter and grapes on top.


For my TnT run this morning we met all the way in Claremont to take advantage of their rolling hill countryside. Of course the directions I printed off the night before were faulty and I ended up calling my parents in tears trying to figure out the right directions. I hate being late and I hate being lost.

Luckily I eventually found my way and even though most of the team had made their way on the trail there was another girl who had arrived late as well and knew where she was going. All I have to say is Thank God we were both late, because it turns out we were both running at the same pace and doing the same race. Ladies and gentle men, I found my running partner! YAY!!

Thanks to my new running partner I was able to tackle the hills with both of us pushing each other along the way. Without her I would not have been able to run ‘Big Bertha’ This actually has me very excited for future runs as well. πŸ™‚

We ended up doing 8 miles worth of hills and at the end I was exhausted and felt like I had accomplished a lot.

I enjoyed a nice orange on my 30 minute ride home back to my apartment.


When I got home I went immediately to the kitchen to start putting together a breakfast feast.


My breakfast had 3 parts.

Part #1: Fruit Salad


I made a fruit salad of fresh Pineapple, Apple, Grapes, & Strawberries with Vanilla Chobani and Lemon Curd.

Part #2: Blueberry Scone


The Easter Bunny brought this treat for me all the way from Greenwise in Tampa.

Part #3: Egg White w/ Pumpkin Butter


Totally random, but I was really craving an egg white. πŸ™‚

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1 lisaheartspizza April 4, 2009 at 9:34 am

ugghh! I also hate being late and lost, especially when I feel like it’s my fault! I hate even more getting pulled over for speeding my two state troopers once I figure out the right way to go and need to hurry up! oops! hmm pumpkin butter and egg whites! I need to try this!

2 Sarah April 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

i’m so glad you found a running partner — that’s going to make all the training so much more enjoyable. awesome job on the hills this morning!

and now i desperately want fruit salad with lemon curd-yogurt sauce. i think i can make that happen πŸ™‚

3 VeggieGirl April 4, 2009 at 9:44 am

Hooray for the running hills, running partner, AB-grape waffle… fabulous start to your Saturday!! πŸ™‚

Sorry about getting lost though!! I have the WORST sense of direction, so I’m always getting lost.

Mmm, scones.

4 raspberryrunner April 4, 2009 at 9:49 am

congrats on the 8 miler!! i bet your breakfast tasted amazing after that workout! the blueberry scone looks so yummy, and i love your homemade fruit salad idea…vanilla yogurt + lemon curd sounds delish!

5 Mica April 4, 2009 at 10:14 am

Ooh, great job on the hills. They’re a pain, but they’re so beneficial in the long run! I miss them…sort of.

6 Mel April 4, 2009 at 10:33 am

I know exactly how you feel about being late and being lost, I react the same exact way!

Great job on the hilly run, I totally don’t think I could do that!

7 Danica April 4, 2009 at 11:05 am

Congrats on tackling 8 miles of hills. Glad you found someone you could run with – it definitely makes the world of difference.

8 Chris April 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Delurking to tell you that being lost and late is the worst for me as well! Glad to know that you found your way and had a good time…best of luck with the training.

9 bobbi April 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I WANT A SCONE!!!! I too had a TON if hills!!!!

10 biz319 April 4, 2009 at 12:37 pm

So you getting lost wa a blessing in disquise!!

I too hate getting lost – but it happens more often than not – I have a horrible sense of direction!

Not sure I agree with the pumpkin butter egg white, but that scone looks AMAZING! I should make some up this weekend – I have craisins I need to use up!

Happy Saturday and good job on a great run!

11 Sharon April 4, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Oh wow, that scone is calling my name!

12 runsarah April 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Great job on the hills…that scone looks AMAZING!

13 Bec April 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

SO happy you finally found a running partner to train for that marathon with!

14 Mariposa April 4, 2009 at 2:09 pm

i hate getting lost too- its the worst feeling ever!! the eats look great though!

and 8 miles??? great job!

15 lilveggiepatch April 4, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Mmm that scone looks delicious! Glad you found a running partner… I’m sure it makes it a lot more fun!

16 Meg April 4, 2009 at 2:29 pm

that scone looks so good!!! What a nice Easter Bunny!!

Way to got tackling those hills. They are brutal!

17 Missy Maintains April 4, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I just got your MyWayCereal Mix!! Haha I am emailing the company now! They must have mixed ours up! Great run by the way!

18 Brandi April 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm

that’s awesome that you found your running partner!

I’ve wondered if the hills are why it’s taking me so long to get better? we don’t have ANY just flat places to run, so it’s always up and down on the road, in parks, everywhere.

19 ksgoodeats April 4, 2009 at 2:43 pm

I hate being late too πŸ™ Glad you found your running partner though!! That fruit salad looks fabulous!

20 Sarah April 4, 2009 at 5:07 pm

I think 8 miles of hills is much worse than 12 miles of flat.

I also thing an egg white with pumpkin butter may be much worse than no egg white at all πŸ˜‰

21 diana April 4, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Very cool that you found a running partner. Great job working those hills! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

22 Alison April 4, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I hate running hills. My husband’s from Utah and goes on and on about the wonder of hills. I’ll admit, you feel like you really accomplished something afterward…but its torture!

I love the idea of a waffle, almond butter, and grapes!

23 wholefoodswholeme April 4, 2009 at 6:17 pm

i’m so sorry you got lost, i hate that panicky feeling too – but it was obviously fate, since you found the running partner you were looking for! fantastic! you are such a fitness inspiration to me πŸ˜€

the breakfast looks peeeerfect. seriously can’t get much better than that.

24 Hangry Pants April 4, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Congratulations on the awesome hill run. Hills are super scary to me! And yipee for finding your running partner!

25 Krista April 4, 2009 at 7:28 pm

8 miles of hills? You are my hero!

26 Niki April 4, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Congrats on finding a running partner! I wish I could find one:)

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