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Making The Switch

I had every intention of unplugging myself from the virtual world for the entire weekend but I wanted to pop in and say hello.

Hello!

Ok, really, I had a few things to say that just couldn’t wait.

First, my long run yesterday morning was simply fabulous.

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No, I did not chick that guy on my path again; it appears he sleeps in on weekends and, pardon me for being blunt, he is just not a dedicated early morning Saturday runner like moi.

Normally on Saturday mornings I allow my pace to fall where it may and simply try to enjoy the long run.

Lately though I have been wanting to kick it up a notch and see if I can maintain a quicker pace for the duration of the 10-13 miles.

You see, something has been bothering me a bit about my pace – while I feel I have gotten much faster on a day-to-day basis, my splits have not been clocking in under 8:00 min/miles.

During races they sure do. And, on the dreaded treadmill they do. Outside on a day-to-day basis? No.

And that friends, needs to change.

No better time for change than yesterday. My pace yesterday morning simulated that of my best half marathon – my splits came in between 7:30 – 8:00/min miles throughout the run.

The best part? My legs felt great the entire time, I stopped for water one time and wasn’t even all that thirsty.

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Maybe this watermelon had something to do with it?

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I cut up a giant watermelon Friday afternoon. It filled two big containers.

I had none left by yesterday around noon. It is addicting I tell you.

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Kodiak Cakes waffles are becoming a routine occurrence Saturday mornings aren’t they?

I am getting all fancy with them too now that I think who I am when it comes to waffle making.

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Chocolate chip waffles topped with whipped cream, strawberries sprinkled with extra chocolate chips on top.

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As a kid, perfect Saturday mornings were totally defined by the cartoons (plus Pee Wee’s Playhouse) and a big bowl of Cocoa Pebbles.

As an adult, coming back from an early morning run and being lazy all morning with waffles = happiness.

****IMPORTANT****

Over the next few weeks, many wonderful changes will be happening at The Cookie ChRUNicles.

In addition to a new layout and custom logo coming soon, starting tomorrow I will be making the switch to self-hosting my blog with wordpress.org versus operating under wordpress.com.

While the computer savvy people at WordPress handle the transfer for me scheduled to begin early tomorrow morning, I will be unable to post  but you should still have access to the site during the process.

I would love to explain the logistics behind making this switch, but computer talk is a foreign language to me.

Click here though for a coherent explanation.

The web address remains the same and I will be back before you know it!

Admit it, you will miss me tomorrow.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  • cleaneatingveggiegirl August 4, 2013, 12:44 pm

    Chocolate chip waffles/pancakes are the absolute best! It is like eating dessert for breakfast! 🙂

  • Nerri August 4, 2013, 2:41 pm

    I am so addicted to watermelon! I have also been using it as my pre and post run hydration 🙂 Your splits are wicked fast – nice job!

  • Liz @ I Heart Vegetables August 4, 2013, 5:12 pm

    Wow, you’re flying on those runs! Nice job 🙂

    I ate so much watermelon yesterday, I just can’t get enough!

  • Brynn August 5, 2013, 8:30 am

    I love pancakes; they’re so comforting and versatile so you can always make them to fit your mood. I make protein pancakes and some times I add coconut, or do a peanut butter and strawberries. They are tasty and satisfying.

  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures August 5, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Yay for making the switch! Congrats! I can’t wait to see your new stuff soon!
    AND YAY for your long run feeling great and being so fast! That’s amazing!
    Yum to those choc chip waffles! 🙂