Unglamorous

Who knew that all of this running and biking could be so incredibly unglamorous!?

 

This morning, Caitlin asked me to go on a bike ride with her. I knew I wouldn’t be able to bike for a few days due to a crazy schedule so I happily agreed.

 

It was a great ride! I ended up riding 25.0 miles (I only planned on 10-15) in 1 hour, 52 minutes. We chatted about Caitlin’s upcoming 100 mile bike race and I am so excited for her!

 

It was a fun ride, and I even found a dollar bill on the side of the road! Dolla Dolla Bill, yo!

 

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Apparently in the past few weeks, it became summer in Florida. I didn’t pack enough water and I had to borrow some of Caitlin’s.

 

I came home and was pretty much STARVING! It was well passed my normal lunch time, so I whipped up a quick Hawaiian Muffin Pizza.

 

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I used:

  • whole wheat english muffin
  • marinara sauce
  • string cheese
  • ham slice
  • pineapple chunks

 

I baked it for 10 minutes at 350F. So good!

 

I also roasted some broccoli on the side.

 

 

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Delicious and filling meal!

 

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While I was cleaning up from lunch, I noticed some strange markings on my hands…(where the gloves go.)

 

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Then, I noticed my wrist looking pale (where the Garmin lives)…

 

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…I then looked down at my legs…

 

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OMG! I am SO sunburnt!

 

I started panicking! SKIN CANCER! SKIN CANCER!

 

I ran to the bathroom and checked out my back, which was also exposed to the sun.

 

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Uh-Oh. I am officially a lobster.

 

I can’t believe that in two hours I managed to get so red! This is bad news. I have a wedding to attend tomorrow night, and I’m wearing a strapless dress!

 

What should I DO!!?

 

I always think of all the GOOD things that running and biking do for my body. A strong heart, strong legs, strong lungs, stress relief, and pure joy of exercise.

 

Today, I thought of all of the UNGLAMOUROUS things that they have done for me.

 

My toes/feet are ruined.

 

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I have permanently tattooed bike chain greased leg.

 

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Shorts tan lines.

 

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…and now, a sunburned back. Le sigh.

 

I really don’t know what to do about this. YIKES!

 

❤ MegaNerd

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Yucca Tots and the 5k that Wasn’t

I finally found a yucca root at my grocery store!

 

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Ok, that’s a lie. I actually went to a different Publix so that I could find this. I don’t know why my usual one doesn’t carry it!?

 

I have been wanting to make yucca fries ever since I started seeing them on the blog world. My yucca was small, so I had to make yucca tots.

 

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They were pretty easy to make, and tasted great!

 

Mark made some chicken with balsamic and onion, plus roasted broccoli to go along with it.

 

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I think roasting broccoli tastes much better than steaming it, but I’m usually too lazy to do it!

 

 

The 5k that Wasn’t

 

Four weeks ago, I announced that today I would be running Miles for Moffit 5k.

 

Well, that happened about two hours ago…and I just got out of bed. 😀

 

I decided not to participate in the race for a  number of reasons. Ever since I got home from a action-packed weekend in North Carolina, I have worked three full days at both jobs (8am-8pm) and another day (only until 4pm) followed by a bike ride. I have not been getting adequate sleep and I woke up on Friday feeling absolutely drained. I had trouble getting out of bed, and when I finally did I just felt achy all over.

 

I knew that I could not PR as I’m just coming back from a knee injury. I planned on racing just “for fun” but the thought of waking up, driving 1.5 hours away to race alone, and dropping $25 (plus gas)  didn’t really seem all that fun.

 

Sleep sounded MUCH better. I fell asleep on the couch last night at approximately 8:38 pm. The boyfriend and I had just turned on a movie and I crashed. I woke up 12 hours later feeling completely re-energized.

 

Clearly, my body needed sleep much more than it needed a race.

It kind of stinks that there really aren’t any more running races until August, but I’m okay with that. I have PLENTY of time to prepare for them, and it’s too hot in summer anyways.

 

Instead, I’m off to bike with Caitlin! Then, I’m heading to Tampa to see my family.

 

Have you ever bailed on a race?

 

❤ MegaNerd