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Another Race?

by Meghann on March 1, 2010

Over twenty-four hours post marathon and my legs are still feeling strong. 🙂

I’m actually kind of sad I have no limp, chafe marks, or any other form of marathon battle scars. In fact I feel like there is no physical proof that I even ran the marathon yesterday. Maybe I should start looking at this as a good thing? Or maybe I’m just addicted to feeling pain?

Well if I am addicted to pain then please call me a junkie because lookie at what I just registered for today…


The Croom Fools Run was always in the books to run, but knowing it was so soon after Gasparilla I wanted to wait and see how I felt before I officially registered.

Last year I ran the 15 Mile version of the race with Caitlin, Kelly, and Abbie (who continued on to complete the 50K). You can check out last year’s recap here.

This was my first trail race and I can’t believe I haven’t done another one since because it was so much fun. The course was gorgeous and laid back. And the best part was running it with a great group of friends. 🙂

Last year when we finished the 15 mile loop I’m not sure I was ready for it to come to an end. I was very tempted to continue with Abbie on a second loop and finish the 50k version of the race. Of course I wasn’t properly trained or prepared for that distance, but it was very tempting.

I actually decided that day that in 2010 I would run the 50k version of the race and in April I hope to achieve that goal.

Yep, that’s right. I will be running a 50k trail run on April 3rd!

But, I also will not be alone!!

Caitlin and Kelly have already volunteered to run the first 15 mile loop again this year and Ashley will be completing the 50k with me!

This will be both mine and Ashley’s first 50k race. After the great weekend I had for Gasparilla I know that come April I will be prepared to run this race strong.

Florida’s running season is quickly coming to an end, so I am considering Crooms my last run of the season. Might as well go out with a bang, right?

Anyways…. back to food. 🙂

This morning I sampled the bag of Pirate’s Booty that came in my race swag bag.


This was my first time sample Pirate’s Booty and it reminded me of an airy version of puffed cheetoes. they were actually tastier than cheetoes if that is all possible, maybe it was the white cheddar flavoring that set them apart?


I didn’t have time to run to Publix yesterday, so for lunch I made do with what I had in the fridge.


I made a pita with the last of some hummus, tabouli, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese and spinach.


A random half a sweet potato was sitting naked on the middle shelf, so I nuked it and topped it with almond butter.


Almond Butter + Sweet Potato = Surprisingly Amazing

A third of my plate was empty so i filled it with some dried fruit. 🙂


For dessert I had two pieces of Godiva Chocolate from a box I am still working my way through from Valentine’s Day. Godivas are meant to be slowly savored over time.



The Girlfriend Getaway Orlando site is officially up and running! You can check out all of my Chevy Traverse adventures by clicking here.

And if you are a Florida Resident be sure to register to win a Girlfriend Getaway of your own! Just Click Here and vote for your favorite Chevy blogger (Pick me! Pick me!) to enter.

1 Heather March 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm

girl, you are crazy and brave to sign up for another race so soon! i’m super impressed though…i told my husband about your endeavors and he thinks you’re hardcore now too 🙂 hope you have fun!

2 Evan Thomas March 1, 2010 at 3:22 pm

You are crazy! The day after a marathon all I’d be thinking about is the couch. But good for you for getting back into it!

3 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 1, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I second that!

4 britchickruns March 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Haha I think you’re addicted to the pain! But good on you for moving straight onto the next goal 😀 How many miles is 50k, is that like 30 or so?
Ireally really want to do a trail run – I think it’s on my hit list now!
Sweet potato+ almond butter sounds SO GOOD!!

5 Heather March 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm

That’s awesome!! I always wait til right after a race to sign up for another in case I’m not sure haha.

6 Runeatrepeat March 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I have never done a trail race, but really really want to. Good luck on the 50k it sounds like fun! Ha, only a fellow runner would think a 50k sounded like fun 🙂

7 Beth March 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I never thought to put almond butter on a sweet potato.. but those are two things I’ll love so I’ll have to try it. Congrats on signing up for a 50k.. thats incredible!

8 Christie @ Honoring Health March 1, 2010 at 3:47 pm

I love sweet potatoes with almond butter. I eat that for breakfast sometimes!

9 Lisa March 1, 2010 at 3:48 pm

How do you deal with negative people who feel the need to point out that “running is bad for you”? I struggle with this and never know how to answer.

10 Meghann March 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm

I just shrug it off. The trick is to listen to your body and learn your own limits.

11 Lauren March 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm

I field that comment a lot! It helps to realize that those people have some very serious misnomers about running. Running is NOT inherently bad for you!

As annoying as these situations can be, I use them as an opportunity to inform someone about all the benefits of running: improved endurance, immunity, and mood; heightened self-esteem; stronger heart; etc.

12 NYCRunnerGirl March 1, 2010 at 3:51 pm

That’s great that you aren’t sore! Your body must be getting used to the pain 🙂

I had a feeling that you might be running that trail race this year!

13 Shannon (The Daily Balance) March 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

you are so hardcore!

so, so impressive!

14 Katie Davis @ Pop Culture Cuisine March 1, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I am super impressed, I actually just signed up for my 2nd 1/2 marathon last night. I have not even completed the 1st, but I already knew I wanted to keep training and run another. Thanks for all the inspiration! Also pirate’s booty is the best, love it!

15 greensandjeans March 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm

A 50k has always been on my running bucket list! You are amazing!

16 megan March 1, 2010 at 4:27 pm

I am sooo in awe of your craziness!! I love running, but lately have been suffering from shin splints. Any advice?? I was once a runner and then had three kids and gained weight, and now I need to lose the weight and started running again, but it is so HARD! You make it look effortless; I know you have been working at it for a long time, but what advice do you have for someone like me? I want to enjoy it again-I love that feeling!

17 christina cadden March 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm

Wow, a 50K! You go girl!

18 Waking Up Hungry March 1, 2010 at 4:36 pm

A random sweet potato in the fridge! I love it! Way to go on the 50k! You provide a ton of motivation for people like me out there to always stay active!

19 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self March 1, 2010 at 4:40 pm

Never thought to pair sweet potato with almond butter, but it actually sounds pretty good! Just goes to show that almond butter goes with everything! 🙂

20 KatieTX March 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm

That is awesome that you are not sore, but I always get super delayed muscle soreness after racing. It takes my body a good 48 hours before it realizes what I put it through. I am interested to see if you ever feel it!

21 Anna March 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm

You are racing obsessed!!! Gotta love a good passion, right? Good for you!

22 Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm

You rock girl! That race sounds awesome – and I bet the scenery isn’t bad either 😉

23 Irina March 1, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Wow, very impressive! Do you think it’ll be a huge challenge to go from a marathon distance to a 50K? What does your training plan look like?

24 jennylikestorun March 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm

DAMN girl, you’re on a role!!
I love it 😀 I can’t wait to hear all about the 50k, that’s one intense challenge to take on. I know you’ll kick butt though 🙂
Sounds like your body is well and truly warming up to the longer distances! GO HARD 😀

25 Julie March 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm

pirates booty is JUST LIKE jax, which I was addicted to when I was little

26 tramey1 March 1, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Florida rocked my world this weekend, running in the half was so much fun! I see you had a killer time as well! 😀 Yay Florida! And yikes to a 50k!

27 Kim March 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm

You crazy…and I think it’s coo.

28 nyugradhalls March 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm

i could read your blog all day! Just love. I just found out there is a similar race in ny in may, the race is up a mountain distances between 5 and 50 miles. It sounds right up your alley. If you register, you can stay with me and I will treat you to dinner at pure food and wine 🙂
It’s called the Northface Endurance Challenge

29 melissa March 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm

sorry the above comment was from me!

30 Amber from Girl with the Red Hair March 1, 2010 at 5:13 pm

So funny that your race season is coming to an end and everyone elses (like mine) is just starting.

I really want to do a 50k trail race – and an ultra marathon – one day so I’m really excited to read all about your training for this and your race report itself!

31 Elina March 1, 2010 at 5:20 pm

You must be on a serious runner’s high from all these races! I KNOW you’ll do great after such a strong weekend. Man, I can’t even imagine running one marathon, let alone all of that running in one weekend… and now you’re doing the 50K in one go. Awesome! 🙂

32 Elina March 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Question: do you ever get sick of running as part of training instead of just running? I’m guessing not since you keep signing up for stuff but I’d still be interested to hear your answer 🙂

33 Matt March 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Damn that is awesome! Isn’t distance running amazing?

34 Jayce March 1, 2010 at 5:53 pm

OMG you are crazy but amazing! You go!

35 Karla March 1, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Looking at your pictures yesterday it seriously didn’t look like you ran a marathon! You’re a running machine!

36 Emily March 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm

Good luck with your 50K and congrats on the completion of all your runs this weekend! Your such an inspiration anyone who thinks they can’t run or be active. And can I just say that Godiva is so good? I had one of their open oyster chocolates yesterday and savored every single tiny bite I took- your right, the best way to eat chocolate is to savor it slowly. Congrats and thats amazing your body feels good today, your training has clearly paid off!

37 Charline March 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Inspiring, as always!

FYI, You have a typo in your introduction on the Girlfriend Getaway site…. “Inner Workingf”

38 theprocessofhealing March 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm

The race sounds fun! I’d loooove to do a train run! You are amazing girl, seriously.
I’ve wanted to try the Pirate’s Booty for a while! I’ll have to give it a shot!

39 Becky March 1, 2010 at 8:44 pm

You are amazing and inspiring, Meghann! Posts like this one keep me lacing up my sneaks. I love how fun you make every run and hope to do the same! Keep racing!

40 runningwithsass March 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm

wow that race sounds crazy. good luck!

41 Marcy March 1, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Way to go!! Very cool.

BTW, I saw at least three typos on your “Girls on the Go” site. Can you edit?

42 jentrinque March 1, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Ahhh! A 50k??? Can’t wait to hear about the training and experience of that. I can safely say I’ll have to live through you on that one, because after my half marathon in a couple weeks, I think I’m giving up long distance running!

43 Tea March 1, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Wow, that’s intense. What if you hurt your knees? You should be careful, you seem a little too overconfident.

44 dianacheung March 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm

I’ve been reading your weekend race recaps but haven’t commented yet. You are crazy girl! You are amazingly fast and so upbeat about it all!! Great job on your runs but it’s starting to sound like an addiction to running is going on! 😉

45 Jenna March 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm

You are crazy girl! But I know you will rock it 🙂

46 missyrayn March 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm

If you’ve got it in ya do it!

47 Lauren March 1, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I love Pirate’s Booty. Way better than Cheetos, and way better for you!

48 Tanya March 2, 2010 at 7:01 am

Don’t jinx yourself girl!!!=)

49 Reenie March 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

How many miles is a 50K?

50 Rachel March 3, 2010 at 6:22 pm
51 skinnyrunner March 2, 2010 at 10:16 am

i am completely jealous because i want to run a 50k. best of luck!

52 glutenfreecitygirl March 2, 2010 at 12:19 pm

you’re crazy. in a totally good way 😉

53 feetinmotion March 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Wow 50k! You are such a trooper!

54 Catherine March 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

You are crazy chica!! I totally admire it though. If I wasn’t having so many annoying knee problems these days, I’d totally want to tackle a 50k sometime soon too. Until then I just have to focus on the Boston marathon and hope my body hold up!

55 Jessica Zara March 2, 2010 at 2:32 pm

50K? Incredible, fabulous, amazing! Can’t wait to read about your training for it and looking forward to the recap of the race you will inevitably rock, as you always do.

You are such a great role model for all women out there in every way; food, exercize, attitude to life. Everything.



56 RunToTheFinish March 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I was following your race via Melissa, but so cool that your legs are still feeling so strong!! I wish we had more chances to race together and of course I voted for you!

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