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Birthday Weekend and the Seahawks!

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My birthday was today but we celebrated over the weekend, and of course there was the Superbowl!!! So I didn’t get any running or much healthy eating done the entire weekend.  It was a bit of a bust in that respect, but amazing in the fun column!

On Saturday night we went bowling and out for dinner and my friend Alison put together this cute photo montage:

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Sunday we watched the Superbowl at our friends’ adorable apartment and even though everyone else rooted for the Broncos I had  a BLAST cheering for the Seahawks! And they even made football shaped rice crispy treats which were delicious.

Today my boyfriend sent me out for a 2 hour massage first thing which was probably the best way I’ve ever started a Monday, it was fantastic.  Later, I went on a quick 3 mile run just because I really needed to get a little run in.  Then I had to get back to go on a beautiful hike while it was still light out.

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It was pretty cold out, although I realize that sounds completely ridiculous to most people with the current temperatures that have been happening pretty much everywhere but California.

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Then I had a nice mellow dinner tonight at a funky place called Avatar’s that is a completely amazing Indian/Mexican fusion hole in the wall that I LOVE.  I had pumpkin enchiladas that have curry and interesting flavors mixed in, so good, there is no possible way to explain it, you just have to try it.

Then my favorite ice-cream at home for dessert!

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Anyone else cheering for the Seahawks?

Or perhaps have a more successful running weekend?

What a Lovely Day for a Run!

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Sunday was SUCH a beautiful day and luckily the NFC game between the Seahawks and the 49ers wasn’t until 3:30 so I got to enjoy all of the sunshine!

Isn’t it lovely? (those power lines mess with the view)
ImageI decided to do a nice long 10 mile run, as Sunday is the traditional long run day after all.  I’ve been experimenting with what to eat before I run to see what works the best for me.  On Sunday I tried these little guys which are basically fruit snacks. Yum! I’m still undecided about what I think about them for actual running purposes, but taste-wise they’re delish! (I need to fix my nails, don’t mind the cracking.)

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I also tried this gel halfway through the run.  I previously have used GU and have read a lot of people complaining that it makes their stomach hurt so again I’m giving it a shot!  This was the first time I’ve had this kind of gel and it WAS SO GOOD!  The first ingredient is honey and it really just tastes like you’re eating honey.  I mean, yes.

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I’m obsessed with running shoes and I have a few that I am completely obsessed with.  These are my Brooks Pure Flow.  I really like the Pure line and these have a little more cushion for the pushin and are for neutral runners.  I use these on my longer runs.  Plus they’re cute!

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I was very happy and refreshed pre-run and sweatiness.  Not so much after.

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When I got home I had some Raw Meal, which tastes less than ideal but is sooooo good for you.  I drank that as fast as possible so I could get to this:

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Oh yeah.  Vegetarian really isn’t so bad people!! You can’t see it but this sandwich is also covered in pesto and black pepper mayo.  IT’S AMAZING.

Here’s the break down of my run that day.  I’m not “fast” or “slow” as I’ve seen compared to others speed-wise, I seem to fall somewhere in the middle, but I am hoping to work on my speed this year!

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I spent the rest of the day watching the game and cheering for the Seahawks (my hometown) in a house FULL of 49ers fans.  In case you didn’t know, the Seahawks won.  It was awkward.  But we all ate an amazing taco bar and had a lot of fun!

What did you do to work out over the weekend?

Anyone else watch the game?