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Recovering Slowly

by Meghann on December 8, 2010

My body is still recovering from Sunday’s race. I’m letting it take its time and listening to cues on when it’s ready to move on.

For instance this morning my body told me stairs are still a bad idea – why do I live on the second story again? – but a nice walk on the treadmill with the latest issue of People was a fine way to start the morning.

Thirty minutes on the treadmill…. fifteen with the foam roller….and  a few crunches and push ups thrown in there in between. That’s all my body told me it wanted.

It’s also craving yoga. I have a date with a new flow class tonight. I think that may be just what the doctor ordered. 😉

It was cold this morning. Brrr…..

Nothing like a hot bowl of oatmeal to warm this chilled Florida girl up.



Chocoaltey Cranberry Oats 🙂

  • 1/2 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup  Water
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • Chia Seeds
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate Protein Powder
  • Cranberry Sauce


  • Raisins
  • Attune Chocolate Munch
  • Pecans


Now I’m chugging C andy Cane hot tea to warm myself up even further.


Look –> real candy cane pieces! 🙂


Girls on the Run Running Buddy

I just volunteered to be a Girls on the Run Running Buddy on Saturday. This means I’ll be running the Reindeer Run 5k on Saturday with one of the girls at Sea World. .

Hopefully I’ll be in good enough shape to keep up with whom ever I’m paired with on Saturday! 🙂

1 Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life December 8, 2010 at 9:27 am

Those pecans on your oatmeal look so good! I’m sure you will do fine being a running buddy with GOTR on Saturday! Just give your body all the rest it needs and you’ll be good to run!
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2 OrlandoPaula December 8, 2010 at 9:30 am

I’m doing the Reindeer Run on Saturday too! I’ll look out for you…then if I see you, I’ll be too nervous to say hello and whisper to my friend “there’s the Meals and Miles” girl! That’s not weird, right? 🙂
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3 Meghann December 8, 2010 at 9:32 am

Ha! You have to come say hit – it’s the rule!

4 Jen December 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

You’ll love being a running buddy! And that little girl will think you’re the most awesome person in the world for just running a marathon 🙂
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5 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday December 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

That’s awesome that you’re being a running buddy!
Hopefully the girl you run with takes it easy on you 😉
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6 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 8, 2010 at 9:34 am

That’s so nice that you’re becoming a running buddy for GOTR! It sounds like a lot of fun. That candy cane tea sounds so so good. Lately I’ve been adding peppermint extract or mint tea bags to my hot chocolate to make them taste more Christmas-y… maybe candy canes will be next!
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7 Lauren December 8, 2010 at 9:46 am

That’s awesome to be a running body for GOTR! I love seeing kids run, I was even beat in a 5K by a 9 year old recently who ran it in like 24 minutes!
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8 breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 December 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

Have you tried chocolate tea yet? One of my friends introduced me to it and it’s good…even though I’m not a tea person!
And it is absolutely FREEZING this morning! *This* FL girl misses the warm weather, haha.
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9 movesnmunchies December 8, 2010 at 9:53 am

YEs just let your body rest! your oats look divine.. did you mix the cranberry sauce IN with the oats? GENIUS
thats so sweet of you to volunteer.. that sounds fun!
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10 Ali December 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

The oatmeal looks so good. What kind of protein powder do you use??

11 Mimi December 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

I hope you’re feeling good for the run this weekend. Personally, I think it’s a little crazy, but go big or go home.
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12 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 8, 2010 at 9:58 am

Good luck on Saturday! I could hardly walk after a marathon. Stairs were the worst!
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13 Biz December 8, 2010 at 10:00 am

My daughter participated in that when she was in middle school – she was paired up with a girl who was about 24 – and its been 8 years ago, but they still keep in touch through Facebook! 😀

And, um, I want that tea!
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14 erin December 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

I want some of the tea…I can’t find it on the website:( boo

15 Meghann December 8, 2010 at 10:07 am

They don’t sell it on the website. I know – sadness… 🙁 Maybe I’ll buy a bag and do a giveaway?

16 erin December 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm

that would be perfect…but only if I…keep resting and drinking that tea…by Sat you’ll be ready for a nice easy 5k…good luck in yoga tonight…

I am going for my first Bikram class next weekend..thought it would be a great end of semester treat 🙂
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17 Kath Younger December 8, 2010 at 10:08 am

So fun to see you eating oats 🙂

18 Lindsey @ SoundEats December 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

Some peeps from work and I cheered at the GOTR here on Saturday…dude, some of those little chicks were freakin’ FAST!!! I think some of the leaders were averaging sub-7:00 miles? We were amazed when the first girls showed up where we were around mile 2 – definitely didn’t expect them that soon! It’s a GREAT event to be a part of, though!
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19 Christin@purplebirdblog December 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

I am incredibly intrigued by that tea!!

20 Cate December 8, 2010 at 10:27 am

I really wanted to do the Reindeer Run this weekend and be a running buddy for GOTR. It sounds like such a great program from all I have read. Unfortunately I will be out of town this weekend visiting family, so I can’t do the run :(.
I can’t wait to read about your experience with the program though- have fun!

and btw, that Candy Cane tea sounds delicious 🙂
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21 Stephanie December 8, 2010 at 10:37 am

…you mentioned your marathon playlist was pretty awesome. Please don’t forget to post 🙂 I need suggestions.

22 Kelly December 8, 2010 at 10:42 am

A race at Sea World?! That sounds so fun!
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23 Heather @ Side of Sneakers December 8, 2010 at 10:47 am

How cool you get to be a running buddy- sounds like so much fun!
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24 Brenna December 8, 2010 at 10:52 am

Cran oats are all the rage I guess!
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25 Shanna, like Banana December 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

Candy cane tea? That sounds so festive! I am back on a tea kick and would love to get my hands on this!

26 MelanieF December 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

Wow, a race at Sea World sounds like a lot of fun!!! Have a great one!

27 Kiran December 8, 2010 at 11:05 am

It is cold here…. Brrrr!!!
Go easy on Saturday, good luck 🙂
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28 RunningOnCoffee December 8, 2010 at 11:38 am

I love the idea of that program! Hope you’re feeling more recovered by then.

I ran a 3k with probably one third of the participants being children (probably older elementary/middle-school aged) — I found that I lot of them would run past me, sprinting so hard until they couldn’t breathe, then I’d pass them when they had to walk. That– repeated– is how most of the 3k went! haha.
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29 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Ohhh thanks for the reminder to check out the GOTR running buddy thing- I keep meaning to do that but always forget!!
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30 Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 8, 2010 at 1:20 pm

That tea sounds AMAZING!
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31 Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy December 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm

GOTR – awesome! If I see you at Sea World I’ll say hey this time 🙂
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32 Laura December 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm

That will be so fun! My friend’s daughter is in Girls on the Run and she loves it 🙂
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