Sep
27

18 Miles and a Birthday

Friday:

Run mail is the best mail. The Chicago Marathon Participant Guide makes it feel so real and after studying Jack Daniels, I’m super excited to read this book!

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I made this pasta to “carb-up” for Saturday’s long run.

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The hubs contributed by bringing home this big as yo face slice of chocolate cake.

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Saturday:

I woke up at 2:30am and thought it was time to run. I ate a Picky Bar, realized that it was stupid early, and went back to bed.  Don’t you hate it when that happens?!! I woke up to proof on my nightstand.

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Long run with the awesome Run 4 Others group! Loving the Athleta Powerhouse Tank.

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Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator is a must after my long runs.

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Family birthday dinner at my step dad’s house.

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What did I get the man that has everything? Birthday Bubbles!

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His chef prepared a special birthday menu,

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And he was so kind to make individual eggplant lasagnas for the vegetarians…delish!!!

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His home has beautiful downtown river views from the rooftop.

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And lastly I had to show off my elevator skills.  Jason just laughed and took pictures.

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Sunday:
After some high mileage weeks, my body is feeling worn out.  I kept today’s run at a nice and easy recovery pace.  I ran without my Garmin, so I could run by feel.  My hubs joined me for the first 5 miles…

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And I met him for breakfast afterwards!

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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!!

Did you race or have a long run this weekend?  I’d love to hear about it!

What’s your favorite recovery product?

#choosejoy

Join the Conversation

  • Samantha

    Do you just mix that recovery accelerator with water?? Ive never tried it before, have you tried both flavors?

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      My favorite way is to add it to a smoothie, but I regularly just mix it with water in a shaker cup.

  • http://runningpast40.wordpress.com ooartist1234

    I checked out that Athleta tank. CUTE! I was thinking of looking at Athleta for some new stuff. You know. . . congratulatory running clothes! For our successful test taking. :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      You definitely deserve the reward!!!

  • http://www.marontherun.com Mar on the Run!

    I have that book from my RRCA cert course and have yet to read it but must! Sounds like a great run and weekend :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I’ve read so many quotes from the book. I figured it was time to actually read it for myself:)

  • http://trillsanddrills.wordpress.com jennidill

    Sounds like a great weekend. I ran a new PR at my neighborhood Parkrun this Saturday, so I’m super happy.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s awesome…congratulations!!!

  • CCHuff1023

    Sweet Potato Risotto? !! Sounds like heaven! And I love the elevator techniques:)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I had seconds of the risotto…so good!