1. The radio can’t overplay the song, Love Me Like You Do because I still can’t get enough.
…Love me like you do, la la love me like you do…
2. I may have been a guest on Dr. Oz but I am in no way a regular watcher of his show. However, the other afternoon, I did catch a quick segment on a new diet trend –> Pegan.
Do you know about the Pegan diet?
It’s a cross between Paleo and Vegan. Uh huh. Strange to me too.
3. After dealing with a virus two days before running a half marathon, then running the half marathon which felt like a slow death yet somehow finishing which made me think it’s finally time to rest and recover for a few days — I get my period.
4. I have my very own pair of boxing gloves.
More about kickboxing next week!
5. I finally bought the new chicken nuggets at Trader Joe’s. You know which ones I mean? In the blue bag? The gluten-free, antibiotic/hormone free chicken nuggets?
My son said they are REALLY GOOD! They smelled really good to me and looked nice too because they are big and have a lot of chicken to them rather than be all breading.
His only issue was when he saw the bag and noticed broccoli on the picture. He thought that maybe someone was trying to trick him by adding broccoli somehow to the nugget but not telling him.
6. It would be nice if I remembered to talk to you already about roasting frozen vegetables, especially frozen broccoli. It’s my favorite, I had it last night, I even have it written down on my list of things to talk to you about yet I never fully take the time to do so.
Let’s aim for a more in-depth discussion on it next week.
7. During my recovery run Tuesday morning (11 minute miles never felt so good), I decided that my race recaps should probably be written in two parts.
The first part strings together my initial thoughts and the proper mile by mile breakdown while the second recap comes a few days later, after I really had time to think about what the heck took place.
Delayed onset post-race thoughts:
Should I have started in the 8 minute mile corral instead of the 7? YES!
Even though I felt “fine” I should have started slower because I had just been sick. I never should have attempted to move so fast because I knew a PR race was not something to go for but of course, in the back of mind, I still was trying for it.
Why the heck was I sore from this race? I run this distance all of the time and my average pace wasn’t even so off from my usual runs.
The answer to this comes directly from Sarah’s comment on my race recap post the other day:
“I feel like our idea of a normal distance to run is so skewed when we run long most weekends. But racing is an entirely different beast.”
She is so correct. My view on distance is totally skewed because I run long so often on a regular basis. Races however are totally different and much more challenging. Sometimes I forget that.
I miss that first ever half marathon feeling. You know, that magical aura that surrounds your first registering, training, running and recovering race experience?
Hershey Park 2012. My first ever half marathon.
It was just so special. Every single part of it. I recall not wanting to take my medal off for days.
I actually forgot how special it all was until I was talking with my friend Jen after Sunday’s Long Island half because she ran it too, only it was her first ever half marathon.
She found the half to be hard and hot like me yet she still referred to the race as “magical” which I understood even though I ran the same race and wanted to die, still want to die when I think about it and don’t really see any of the magic in it except for the magician who won the marathon portion of the Long Island Marathon weekend.
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Have you heard of this Pegan diet? What do you think?
First ever Half Marathon/race?
Favorite song right now?