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The End of the Holiday Weekend

by Meghann on November 29, 2009

It’s hard to believe this morning I ran a half marathon in 1:52:51. ๐Ÿ™‚

All day I kept repeating to myself ‘I ran 13.1 miles at an 8:37 pace!’ Its a fact that never gets old. I just had to remember to keep that statement to myself and not to blurt it out to every person I came in contact with like the person at the ticket counter for the movies or the bag boy who bagged my groceries.

My stomach has felt really off all day. One minute I’m starving and the other my stomach is painfully cramping. I’m not sure what was up, but during the moments I was starving I managed to get some great eats.

Including some Thanksgiving Day left overs that I was ready to eat before 11:00, but managed to hold off until the more reasonable lunch hour of 11:30. ๐Ÿ˜‰


After missing our chance to see The Blind Side on Friday night, Derek and I saw the 12:10 showing this afternoon.

I am a sucker for inspirational sports movies and this one really won my heart. I loved how the story line focused more on Sandra Bullock’s character and how her love for this boy with no home pushed him to succeed.

If you are looking for a cute movie I would suggest seeing this one.

When the movie let out Derek and I headed back to my parent’s house and snacked on a bag of blue corn chips and salsa.


The 4:00 am wake up call was finally catching up to me. Maddie and I enjoyed a nice nap on the couch while an unknown photographer snapped a couple of photos of us sleeping beauties.



When I finally packed up my belongings and headed back to Orlando I was in no mood to cook anything extravagant for dinner. Instead I just pieced together a bunch of random left overs to produce a semi- complete meal.


My left over salad consisted of

  • Kale
  • Left over T-day Roasted Veggies
  • Artichoke Hearts
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Almonds


And a piece of Pumpkin Cornbread on the side.


For dessert a small bowl of Mini TJ Peanut Butter Cups, Pom, & Chocolate Covered Crackers.


I am exhausted! Do I really have to work tomorrow? Better try to catch up on some sleep now.

What a wonderful holiday weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wouldn’t trade any of it for a second!

Good Night!!

Oh and I almost forgot, This is your last week to get your votes in for the Sam-e Good Mood Gig! ๐Ÿ™‚

1 Nicci@NE November 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm

I’ve heard so many great things about this movie. I can’t wait to see it next weekend.

2 Courtney November 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

I’m all smiles for ya. :]

3 Olivia November 29, 2009 at 9:53 pm

CONGRATS on the half!! The time improvement from your first half (as you noted in your recap) is very inspiring to a new runner like myself! And yes, ‘The Blind Side’, was amazing!

4 Christy November 29, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Thanksgiving leftovers are the best! ๐Ÿ˜€ And I loooveeed The Blind Side! The story was so amazing!

5 Kristie Lynn November 29, 2009 at 10:23 pm

The pics of you and Maddie sleeping are so cute! Maddie definitely loves her mommy ๐Ÿ™‚

6 melissa November 29, 2009 at 10:30 pm

congrats you amazing:)

7 kbwood November 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm

AWESOME on the half marathon girl! ( i tweeted you, hehe)
I LOVED the inspirational and beautiful story

8 Karla November 29, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I don’t have any left overs this year ๐Ÿ™
Yours look great! I love your creativity with leftovers!

9 inmytummy November 29, 2009 at 11:11 pm

That picture of you and Maddie sleeping on the chair is so cute.

10 Matt November 29, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Enjoy that post race high ๐Ÿ™‚

11 jenna November 29, 2009 at 11:42 pm

looks like a fun filled day!

12 Lizzy November 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm

i’m sad that the weekend is over and the leftovers are gone! but so happy that you had such a great weekend! congrats again on the run!

13 Molly @vegandorm November 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm

I made that cranberry sauce and am obsessed with using it in AB sandwiches…so. incredibly. good.

14 lauradishes November 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Congrats on the your PR!

I want to see that movie– thanks for the review!

15 Kara November 30, 2009 at 12:02 am

Glad to hear that movie is good! I want to see it and Precious!

And how creative to put the cranberry sauce in your salad! Sweet ๐Ÿ˜‰

16 Marissa November 30, 2009 at 12:30 am

What a great run you had! I am craving cranberry sauce right now!

17 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now November 30, 2009 at 12:34 am

I can’t wait to see that movie– it looks so good! Glad you liked it.

18 Ada November 30, 2009 at 7:21 am

My stomach cramps after distance runs as well, it’s important to consume ample amounts of salt to aid that, try sipping on chicken broth or munching on a bag of pretzels. Great job today!

19 Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar November 30, 2009 at 8:57 am

That’s a really cute picture of you & Maddie sleeping!

I want to see that movie really bad. Bahhhh.

20 rungirlrunn November 30, 2009 at 9:21 am

Glad to hear Blind Side was good, I can’t wait to see it!

21 eaternotarunner November 30, 2009 at 10:51 am

I want to see the Blind Side too! And your leftovers look delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

22 Lori November 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm

Congrats on an excellent half marathon. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling? I did my last one in 1:52.07 and I was soooo pumped!

23 Naomi(onefitfoodie) November 30, 2009 at 9:46 pm

congrats on the marathon girl! I am so happy I found your blog!!! I hope to do a half one day too ๐Ÿ™‚

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