Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Swim Friends

by Meghann on May 9, 2012

Leading up to the Flying Pig Marathon this past weekend, Kelly and I seemed to only have one thing on our minds – a post-race smoothie. We both had Pumpkin Peanut Butter Smoothies from Jamba Juice after the Chicago Marathon and wanted to recreate that awesome experience.

Unfortunately we ended up being short on time and couldn’t locate a smoothie place close enough to our hotel to make the effort worth it. Trust us – we spent most of Saturday trying to figure out how we would get a smoothie on Sunday, but couldn’t make it work. Booo…

After the race, the smoothie craving never went a way, so this afternoon I finally had that post-race smoothie I missed out on on Sunday.

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Oh, yes. The chocolate cherry – honey peanut butter – almond milk smoothie with Kashi Go Lean Crisp really hit the spot.

It was also the perfect fuel for swim practice.


Me, Mary, Felipe, Stephanie, Jess, and Chuck

I almost didn’t show tonight (my legs are still sore!), but I had promised too many people I was going to be there and I hate to back out on promises! After all was said and done, I’m glad I went. My legs weren’t fans of the power kick races with the kick boards (ow!) and my arms are never fans of pulls with tied legs (double ow!), but I know every drill makes my body stronger and even my tired, marathon legs enjoyed their time in the water.

As always, the people were great. Seriously. If you want to stick with swimming – find a group of amazing friends/athletes to swim with. It’s worth showing up every Monday and Wednesday just to get to hang out with them. It was a full hour of marathon and triathlon talk – the kind of talk I never grow tired of!


This is Philipe’s “swimmer pose”

We covered roughly 2000 yds in the pool, and by the time I got home I was hungry!


I was craving a burger when I went shopping on Monday and put a pound of lean ground beef in the cart. I seasoned the beef tonight with basil, oregano, salt and pepper, sriracha, soy sauce, and worcestershire sauce, added a handful of feta cheese, then divided the patties into thirds. While I took a shower, Derek “grilled” the burgers on the George Foreman.


I topped my burger with ketchup, mushrooms, and sprouts. I’m not sure if it was the feta or the sriracha, but this burger was really tasty. The perfect mix of salty and spicy. 🙂

I had a scoop of ice cream with sprinkles for dessert.


I think the bed is calling my name.

Good Night!!

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