Sunday, July 8, 2012

When sleep won...

Sleep (and a Friday night of sushi and wine) won out over the early 50K on Saturday. It was the right decision considering my chest still hurts and breathing is awful. I can only imagine how tough running that long would have been! Instead we had a fun weekend on running, fishing and food. I finally took the time to listen and decided rather then pushing I would look forward to other races and have found a 50K for next Spring that I will do and a trail half marathon in August.

My solo run...
Saturday I stuck close to home and ran a 22 mile easy run. I started early with a solo 7 mile then joined my group (including the family) for the next 11 miles and finished solo. What a great morning to think and run. I am so happy to be figuring out long run fueling as I ran with 1 Honey Stinger, Nuun, Water and a few GF pretzels. My GI system was happy, I think I need to limit the gels and focus on "real" food while running instead.

Tropical Popsicle
1/2 cup frozen mango slices
1/2 cup frozen peach slices
2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup orange juice

Blend all in food processor until smooth and pour into Popsicle makers. Freeze and enjoy!


I love lazy days at home, coffee on the deck and time to shop. It is amazing how much fun Target has become after becoming a mom! My quick grocery trips now result in wandering and buying more then I planned.

The day ended with our first family fishing trip to a nearby lake complete with fish!
The fish are in the water

My 1st fish!
Sunday I love starting the day with a family run: Morgan, Matt and I grabbed the kid and BOB for 4 miles to return a Red Box (21 Jumpstreet) Great movie and a kind of stupid funny. After relaxing I had a marathon pizza crust making session (gluten free- recipe to follow)  while kid napped. Then we hit the gym for some fun in the pool and time of Matt and I to swim some laps.1st swim in months was tough with the breathing issues continuing but about 1/2 mile done and it felt good and I am considering a triathlon for next month. Now to overcome the fear of open water swimming and continue...

2 comments:

  1. Definitely sounds like the right decision! I'm impressed that you still got a long run in. Love all the pics of O, she looks like she's loving that popsicle!

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    1. It was the right decision. She loved the popsicle, now to figure out the next flavor combination to try.

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