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14 Miles and it Feels so Good!

by Meghann on October 18, 2009

It was cold out this morning! Well, cold for Florida standards.

With the chill in the air I found it very difficult to talk myself into starting my run in the dark at 6:30am. Instead I stalled for 30 minutes catching up with my Dad and playing with the puppies while waiting for the sun to rise.

While stalling I fueled up for my run with a Pumpkin Surprise Cookie slathered with some Barney Butter for extra protein.


When the sun finally started to peak over the horizon around 7:00am I set out to conquer my 14 mile run.

At first I instantly regretted my choice of running in a tank top and capris, but about a mile in I did begin to warm up. After that all the worrying about the cold weather instantly disappeared. Once again the cooler weather treated my body well and I was able to hold a steady speed and never felt like I was on the brink of death.

Around mile 8 I had a sample packet of Gu Chomps I had picked up at a race expo at one point of another.


Anyone who ever comments or e-mails stating the clif blocks are too sticky for them, I highly recommend giving the gu chomps a shot. They are a little chewier then the clif bloks, but don’t stick to your mouth the same way. They were a great alternative on my run this morning and would actually prefer them in the future over the clif bloks. ๐Ÿ™‚

The rest of the miles flew by with ease and before I knew it my Garmin was letting me know I was done. Easy peasy.



  • Distance: 14.01
  • Time: 2:13:51
  • Avg Pace: 9:33
  • Avg Heart Rate: 166
  • Calories Burned: 1365

I immediately started cooking myself breakfast as soon as I walked through the door. I didn’t even take my shoes off first!


This was my first attempt at making eggs in a basket. I cut a hole in a piece of whole wheat bread, then drop an egg in on the skillet.


I also added some jalapeno jack cheese on top. Wow! I can’t believe this was my first time trying it, this was beyond good and tasty. I will definitely be recreating in the future.

My Dad had made bacon earlier in the morning so I stole two piece


And 1/2 a pear


The other half of the pear went in my peach chobani yogurt with a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds on top.


This whole breakfast was very delicious. I loved plates that have a little taste of everything like this one did. My belly is full and happy after my long run.

My Mom and I had no other plans today, so we might catch an early movie this afternoon. We’re thinking Love Happens. Anyone seen it? Is it worth seeing? Let me know!

And because Allison requested it…


Scooby and Maddie have been having a ball this weekend. Can’t wait to see her pass out tonight from all the playing.

1 Diana October 18, 2009 at 11:12 am

That breakfast looks yummy. I’m not a big fan of bacon but the rest sounds really good ๐Ÿ™‚
Aw, cute puppies!

2 BethT @ Pretty By The Bay October 18, 2009 at 11:14 am

Aw, how cute! My friend has a dogsitter with three terriers and a boxer, and they leave the poor boxer out all the time! It’s both funny and kinda sad ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad Maddie is a good doggy cousin!

3 runnerskitchen October 18, 2009 at 11:14 am

I just made eggs in a hole for the first time and loved it! So simple, but delish ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to try the egg white + pumpkin butter combo. I’ve been eating pumpkin with EVERYTHING lately. Last night I made pumpkin mac and cheese!

4 Tina October 18, 2009 at 11:23 am

Maddie looks sooo tiny next to your other dog! haha. That looks like quite the scrumptious breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

5 Morgan @ Life After Bagels October 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

Hooray for your 14 miles. Here’s my question – what is in your surprise cookie?!?! I like surprises at all other times other than food times.

6 Ania October 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

That pumpkin cookie with barney butter is making my mouth water! Looks sooo good!

7 Mish October 18, 2009 at 11:39 am

congrats on the run. I am totally in love with’s so good in everything.

8 Jenn (eating bender) October 18, 2009 at 11:41 am

Nice job on those 14 miles! Easy peasy – ha, good one, Meghann ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope to get to that distance some day!

I’ve never tried making eggs in a basket before, but it looks so good! I may need to have breakfast for dinner tonight after reading your post.

Have a fun Sunday!

9 Jenna October 18, 2009 at 11:50 am

good job on the run! great yummy breaky!

10 MelissaNibbles October 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Awesome run!

11 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

I’ve never made eggs in a hole before, but they look yummy. I can’t eat undercooked/raw egg at all, it all needs to be cooked the whole way through, but I may try this with some over hard eggs ๐Ÿ™‚

12 Emily October 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm

“never felt like I was on the brink of death” – that is always the hallmark of a good run ๐Ÿ™‚

enjoy Sunday!!

13 Kristie October 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm

What an awesome run!
Whenever I get home from anywhere hungry I go right in and crack out the food too. Shoes on, jacket on, whatever. Food first! The eggs in a basket look deeelish.

14 Jessica October 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I love bacon so much!

15 Evan Thomas October 18, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Great run!

16 Melissa S. October 18, 2009 at 1:42 pm

awesome run! i wish i were out there so i had someone to do my longer runs with me now as i’m training! so lonely!

and dude…that breakfast looks awesome. just bought eggs..must do!

17 Matt October 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Nice job on the run!

I love “toad in the hole” (that’s what I call it).

18 jennylikestorun October 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Yummy breakfast!! And sounds like you had an awesome run ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always hard to get out in cold temperatures than hot, but at least with the cold you don’t over heat. I’m gonna have a hellish time running in summer ๐Ÿ™

19 Erica October 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm

wow! Way to rock that run! That is just awesome Meghann!!!!!! Love the pic of the puppers

20 biz319 October 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Allison will love that picture of the pups!

Great run! ๐Ÿ˜€

21 inmytummy October 18, 2009 at 3:37 pm

I need to try that egg in a basket. I keep thinking about it, but then buying egg beaters, which I guess won’t work. Or will they?

22 Lele October 18, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Omg I bet eggs and pepperjack is so delicious! Must try that combo soon!

23 allijag October 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm

YAY!!!! You are the best – you know I’m a sucker for those pupper faces! ๐Ÿ™‚

Gu Chomps are one of my favorites – Carb Boom is the best – they taste like actual fruit snacks, not sticky at all! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice job on the run lady!

24 Mama Pea October 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I hope you ate the hole out of the bread. That was always my favorite part. Congrats on your AWESOME run!!!

25 runningaroundnormal October 18, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I’m glad the run went well! I can’t believe you referred to 14 miles as easy peasy, but hey, that’s awesome for you:) Your breakfast looks delicious. Let us know what you think of the movie.

26 Tammy Eros October 18, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Just saw the props to your blog in the latest issue of SELF! Congrats!

27 Niki October 18, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Great run girl! That breakfast looks delish!

28 chasingthenow October 18, 2009 at 8:18 pm

Eggs in a basket has been a really popular blog breakfast this week, aye?

29 Peanut Butter Bliss October 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm

yeahh for 14 miles ๐Ÿ˜€
I have never tried the egg in the bread thing. Seems delicious!! love that you added some cheese.

30 Laura October 18, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Egg windows! ๐Ÿ™‚ My mum used to make those for us all the time when I was little. The cut-out circle of bread was always our favourite bit, though, when it got all crispy in the pan. Sometimes there’s really no substitute for what a bit of butter can do!

31 bad carbohydrates October 18, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Eggs and cheese always good for breakfast.

32 Whit October 19, 2009 at 12:55 am

I did 15 today…let’s pretend we ran it together. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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