Prepping for Friday’s Long Run

I have been so busy, I almost forgot that I have a 16.0 mile run on the marathon training plan tomorrow!! YIKES!

Can you believe I’m already at 16.0 miles?!?! I cannot.

 

I spent the afternoon on campus, which meant packing snacks to keep me going.

Apple slices:

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Protein Bar:

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I didn’t plan on being on campus as long as I did, so when I got home I was STARVING! Dinner was the last third of my mellow mushroom mega-veggie pizza. Not as good 5 days later, but I ate every last bite.

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Can you tell I’m breaking into the Halloween party candy stash? 😉

Reese’s cup x2:

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Yum!!

I need to get to bed, Friday’s are officially my long run days!

If you have been wondering why Caitlin and I have been meeting on Friday’s to do our long runs instead of Saturday or Sunday, it’s honestly because it fits best into our schedules! I have Friday’s off school, and since JasoNerd (the boyfriend) works Mon-Sat, I like to have Sunday’s to spend with him!

When I trained for my first half marathon with BFF Debbie in 2007, we did our long runs on Tuesdays!!

As long as you get them in, and space them about a week apart (give or take a day) it really doesn’t matter!

 

In other news…

My sister, Brielle, is AWESOME at doing hair. A few people asked why she is able to visit for 3 weeks, and it’s because she just graduated high school in May, and starts hair school in January!

She trims my hair (I really don’t do anything to my hair other than cut it) and I love it! She colors her friends hair, cuts, etc.

This morning she braided my hair to keep my shortest layers out of my face. I think she called it the “Lauren Conrad Braid”.

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She’s considering starting her own blog about hair/fashion/makeup stuff, and I think she should do it!

But then, I’m biased because I love her!

Who thinks Brielle should start a blog? ME!!

❤ MegaNerd

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One Word

Caffeine:

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Cereal:

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Snackage:

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Lunch:

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Studying!

 

❤ MegaNerd

Just A Big Kid

Sometimes, I wish I could go back to Kindergarten!

Remember nap time, recess, fun snacks, and no tests? That’s the life right there…oh and it sort of describes my afternoon!

I ate a big girl lunch of leftover chili with Kashi crackers. This chili recipe is so amazing. I’m usually not a huge fan of random combos, but this might have changed my whole outlook. No joke.

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Later, I snacked on a pear while I studied for Environmental process design…(aka poop sanitation class).

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I then proceeded to doze off at my desk for approx 2.5 hours. I accidently slept through my 6:00 class, and woke up around 6:30 pm. OOPS!!! 

Nap time! It’s funny how in Kindergarten I HATED nap time, but now I desperately wish I had it!! Oh the Irony.

After nap time, I made some ants on a log- celery, PB, and raisins. I wanted to keep with my elementary school theme.

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Why don’t I make this more often? It’s actually quite yummy!

 

Oh, did I mention that I also rocked my youth choir t-shirt from 3rd grade today? It’s the softest most comfy thing ever. I love it!

 

For dinner, I wanted to use up the eggplant I bought the other day at the farmer’s market. I was REALLY craving carbs, and I was pretty hungry this afternoon so I went with pasta!

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I cubed half an eggplant, and sauted it in a pan with a drizzle of EVOO  and minced garlic. I then added in a can of organic diced tomatoes. Meanwhile, Jason made some whole wheat thin spaghetti and grilled chicken on the George Foreman grill.

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We made some extras to eat for leftovers this week! The meal combo turned out quite tasty!

Jason isn’t an eggplant fan, so he left that out of his, and used cheese instead. LOL. Typical Jason.

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Even though I napped today, I’m still pretty tired. I think I need more than 6.5  hours of sleep at night, especially with all the running I do!  Maybe I will add snack breaks as well as nap and recess into my daily routine.

It’s been a good day.

 

What do you miss most about being a kid? I miss playing outside with the neighborhood kids, making obstacle courses, riding bikes, and going to dance class.

❤ MegaNerd

P.S. Dark chocolate Peanut m&m’s are addicting! 😀