Sunday, April 22, 2012

10 Miles, a Fashion Statement, and Fake Samoas

Today was my first double-digit run since taking time off. I was cautiously optimistic, and it ended up going pretty well. The first 2/3rds of the run was good, and the last 1/3rd was character building. You know those types of runs. I am a little OCD and didn't want to stop at 1 hour and 50-some minutes, so I kept going to make it 2 hours exactly, 10.52 miles.

I don't know why this picture is so small...just one of life's mysteries I guess.

I usually only eat a Power Bar before long runs, I don't like to run on a full stomach, so after my run I sat on the couch in my pjs eating my new favorite cereal - cinnamon Cheerios!

Ignore the sweaty post-run hair. I was doing yard work after this so I didn't see the point in washing it. Now that I have done said yard work, I still haven't washed it. We'll see what happens.

I love this cereal because it tastes so good that it feels like you are eating something "bad," but actually it is really healthy. Very low fat and 5g of fiber per serving! Yes I sound like a commercial for cheerios now, but I can't help it. I would eat them every day if I wasn't afraid of becoming addicted. So I save them for Sundays only.

After indulging in cheerios and an episode of Dance Moms Miami (I have no shame), I went outside to do some weeding. I really did not feel like it but I promised myself I could come in after 1 hour. I am pretty sore from TRX on Friday. Like maybe the sorest I have ever been from a workout. So I figured an hour was good. It was hot out so I put on an old pair of capris, but I kept my compression socks on since my calves have been so tight lately. I know I looked super cool with my baggy capris, faded race t-shirt, compression socks, and sweaty post-run ponytail. Clearly I am a style icon.

This is fashionable, right?

Now it is my favorite time of day - bad movie/couch/treat time! Usually I go for chick flicks since hubby is at work, but today FX is having a disaster movie marathon and I could not pass it up. I have an embarassing affinity for disaster movies. I am back in PJs, diet coke to my left, and these amazing cookies to my right.

My very favorite Girl Scout cookies are Samoas, and for years I was so sad that I could only enjoy them for a few weeks each year. I saw these in the grocery store a few weeks ago and thought they looked suspiciously similar to my beloved Samoas. Turns out they are basically the same thing! So these have become a regular in my post-long-run/cheat-day rotation.

What workouts did you do this weekend?

Do you have a favorite Girl Scout cookie? I also used to love Lemon Chalets, but they don't make them anymore. I was a little heartbroken when I found out.


  1. Nice job!

    The fake Samoas...I just found those a few weeks ago too. :) However neither the fake nor the real ones are as good as they used to be. When they made them smaller somehow they just aren't the same...the ratio if off or something. :)

    1. Thanks! Yeah I miss the old ones...these will have to do I guess :)