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Godiva Brownie Sundae + Favorite Food Partner

Friday already? This week sure flew by quick!

I ended up running 5 miles yesterday morning. With an average pace of 9:35 min/mile, I was clearly not in my zone but I felt well enough to complete the run and I am confident that I will be able to enjoy my long run tomorrow morning.

I still don’t know exactly what went on with me this week in terms of my totally lackluster runs.

Thankfully I am not feeling any specific aches and pains, just an overall tired feeling and slight fear of walking the line between normal tired and overtrained.

I am wondering if my 5 mile rebound run occurred because we had a fabulous dinner at The Cheesecake Factory the night before.

Or shall we thank the Godiva Brownie Sundae for dessert?

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I went with the Godiva Brownie Sundae to mix things up from my usual Mud Pie or Linda’s Fudge Cake.

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And that would be the Hershey Bar Cheesecake ordered by my favorite food partner.

If you take anything away from reading this blog, please make sure it is this-

Always ensure you dine with someone who has the following qualities:

  • Appreciates good food and a good dessert
  • Is not selfish
  • Willing to share their mound of cake even when you order your own 

That Hershey Bar Cheesecake was simply divine. I don’t normally  ike cheesecake but the richness of the chocolate fudge matched with the whipped cream was just heavenly.

And, the calories from your favorite food partner’s plate don’t count.

It is no secret that not only do I have a sweet tooth but I also always have plenty of room left for dessert.

I receive a lot of questions and comments regarding how I must be able to eat whatever I want since I run so much.

Not the case.

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I have told you this before, yes?

Sure, exercise and running lots of miles burns calories. But, the majority of my diet is nutrient dense whole foods – meaning unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, peanut butter, whole grains and the occasional fish and dairy products.

My sweet tooth is my indulgent side.

Moderation is the key; one cannot indulge in the super chocolately, super rich sweet stuff every day at every meal and expect to run it off.

Not only would eating such heavy, calorie laden foods on a daily basis wreak havoc on your body and energy levels, thinking you can eat it and somehow burn it all off just wouldn’t work nor would it be worth it.

I mean, I would still be running since yesterday to burn off those slices of heaven from Cheesecake Factory, don’t you think?

Since I don’t believe in making any food you desire off limits, the key is to find the right balance of indulging in your favorite foods while making sure the rest of your meals are nutrient dense loaded.

In other news, I spotted this picture in a rest room of all places recently in my travels.

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Which of the above will you be doing this weekend?

I know I won’t be wasting my money, I hate coloring outside of the lines, I will try not to cause a scene and I will be at the beach but hate swimming in the ocean because I may literally get carried away.

Which, hmm, only leaves me with one thing left to do from the list….ORDER DESSERT.

Have a great weekend!

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I NEED TO KNOW:

Favorite dessert at The Cheesecake Factory?

Food weakness – salty or sweet?

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Her Happy Balance August 9, 2013, 7:13 am

    Food weakness would have to be salty I suppose…or can I say savory? Okay, I really just love nachos and hot wings.

  • IHeartVegetables August 9, 2013, 7:47 am

    Salty is my weakness! I LOVE things like chips and salsa! Yummmm.

  • jumpeatrun August 9, 2013, 9:06 am

    I completely vary between salty and sweet, I usually just need one after the other 🙂

  • eatrunlivehappy August 9, 2013, 10:20 am

    I am definitely a sweets person! I could skip dinner and just eat gelato… and I may do that every now and then. I’ve never had cheesecake for the cheesecake factory! I really need to!!!

    • WordPress.com Support August 9, 2013, 10:25 am

      I used to skip dinner and head straight to dessert lol…I recommend the chocolate cakes at Cheesecake Factory but if you are going to try the cheesecake go with the Hershey Bar cheesecake – so good!

  • Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures August 9, 2013, 2:42 pm

    I love the new look of your blog, first and foremost! This is the first time it’s shown up t his way and it’s super cute! Woo hoo! I am sorry your runs haven’t been spectacular, but hey, like you said, good thing it’s not pain or anything.
    That dessert looks amazing and I’m the same way, I eat healthily and indulge in sweets, which is why I run! 🙂 Ha! Have a great weekend!

    • WordPress.com Support August 9, 2013, 2:53 pm

      aw thanks! I am in the process right now of making the switch!

  • cleaneatingveggiegirl August 9, 2013, 4:31 pm

    I am LOVING the new look!!

    And honestly, I think that my favorite is a combo between salty and sweet…perfect example: caramel corn!