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Another Free Run

by Meghann on December 30, 2011


I had another ‘free’ run this morning with no garmin and no pace goals. Two miles out. Two miles back. Four miles total in 34:30.

The weather was the ideal running weather. Low humidity, temps in the high 40s, and a sun shining bright up above – this is why I love living in Florida. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was so great, that I took Maddie out for a mile walk when I returned and Derek just left to take Maddie on an additional 3 mile run with him. It’s too nice to keep her locked up inside!

I made a little peanut butter treat for breakfast.


One tortilla slathered with honey peanut butter, pumpkin butter, and strawberries then toasted under the broiler for 3 minutes. (Best version of a breakfast pizza ever)


Paired with a serving of greek yogurt and fresh strawberries.



Derek and I have big plans today of taking the Christmas tree down today (*sniff*sniff) and finally putting away the Christmas presents that have been sitting in the middle of the living room since Sunday night. We plan to end 2011 on a clean note, at least that’s the goal!

Happy Friday everyone!


1 Krissy @ Shiawase Life December 30, 2011 at 10:24 am

Yumm! That breakfast looks so good!!

This year we slacked and din’t put up a tree, which was kind of sad…but now is kind of nice because taking it down does make me sad…will have to take down the one here at work, though!!
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2 Allison December 30, 2011 at 10:25 am

A breakfast pizza sounds awesome! Did the tortilla hold up with all the toppings? We really should start putting our Christmas decorations away too since we have a 4-day weekend but I don’t want to ๐Ÿ˜›
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3 Mary @ food and fun on the run December 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

We took our tree down last night. And the holiday cups are no longer at my local Starbucks. The holidays really are over ๐Ÿ™

4 Sarah December 30, 2011 at 10:37 am

yumm breakfast pizza! Strawberries have been sounding soo good to me lately! Taking down the christmas tree always makes me so sad.. I have a feeling that will happen on Sunday for us. Boo ๐Ÿ™
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5 Army Amy* December 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

I put my decorations away yesterday, and I feel much less cluttered today. You’ll feel so good after you do it!*
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6 Bee Goes Bananas December 30, 2011 at 11:14 am

I’ve always wanted to try a music-free run. Whenever I hear the sound of myself breathing during a run, it throws me off and makes my breathing erratic. I need to learn how to keep my breathing calm and not think about it too much when I’m not blasting the tunes!
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7 Diana @ Sneakers2Sandals December 30, 2011 at 11:17 am

spelled ‘night’ instead of ‘nice’ at the beginning of the post ๐Ÿ™‚

and i know ! i am dressed in capris/tshirt and going outside with wet hair.

it’s fab!
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8 Meghann December 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

thank you! I fixed it ๐Ÿ™‚

9 Meg @ My Chocolate Covered Life December 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

We’re taking down our tree today, too. I hate finalizing that the holidays are done!
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10 Emily December 30, 2011 at 11:47 am

Have you just run the same route so often that you know its two miles? That’s my struggle with the “free run” concept (and garmin less running!)
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11 Meghann December 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Yep! I know all of the routes backwards and forwards around my house. I could tell you a 3 mile route, 4 mile route, 5 mile route, and 6 mile route with no help of a GPS

12 Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups December 30, 2011 at 11:58 am

I always hate taking down Christmas decorations. So much planning and thought go into them, then just like that, it’s over!
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13 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife December 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I love a good tortilla slathered in nut butter—so freakin’ delicious!
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14 RunEatRepeat December 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I’ve really been enjoying no pressure runs lately ๐Ÿ™‚ Puts the fun back in it.
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15 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I’ve been doing “free runs” since the beginning of the month after my last half and they are so refreshing! I actually planned to strap the Garmin on for the first time today for a run later but now I’m second guessing that. I kind of like the “not knowing” attitude ๐Ÿ™‚
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16 Jess December 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I stopped running with my garmin regularly months ago because of how “freeing” it felt. But now that I signed up for a race in April I know I’m going to have to start wearing it again otherwise my training would be super lazy!
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17 Cait's Plate December 30, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Yogurt, peanut butter and strawberries is a combo you absolutely can’t go wrong with!

Glad you enjoyed the run!
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18 joelle (on a pink typewriter) December 30, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Seriously, you make me want to move to FL, as if I didn’t need further convincing.. my boyfriend’s been living down there (stationed w the military) and it’s GORGEOUS.

19 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 31, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I always think it’s so sad to take down the christmas tree!
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