Bottomless Pit

I’m happy to report that my questionable run this morning was fabulous! 10.8 miles in 1:37:54, a 9:00/mi pace. We did a 6.5 mile loop and stopped back at the running store for water, and then went for another 4.3 mile loop.

Between loops, my friend Shawn and I snacked on a couple of these guys.


My pace group went on to do another 4 miles after that but given my last long run a couple weeks ago was 9 miles, I decided that even though I was feeling good, I wasn’t going to push my luck.

The fastest pace group they had was 9:00 miles. That’s definitely slower than I wanted to go but knew that slowing down a bit was probably a good thing. I kept feeling like I wanted to take off and run faster during the first mile but then I surprisingly settled easily into our pace. I think my boat load of green veggies and my slower pace are both responsible for how amazing I felt today. I had tons of energy and felt great through the whole thing. It was also really nice to have some company too, those solo long runs can get lonely!

On my drive home I ate half of this Clif Bar, and decided I’d run a few errands too since I was child free.


Once home, I dove head first into lunch.

Lunch Sandwich sammy_2

A veggie sandwich on whole wheat bread. A laughing cow wedge, romaine, cukes and roasted red pepper.

Then I put my feet up to drink some green and read!


I swear these green smoothies are like dessert. So sweet and creamy! Today’s was made with the last of the spinach, a big chunk of firm tofu, banana, mango and a few splashed of hemp milk.

An hour later I was hungry again. Must. Eat. Something. Another hour, hungry again. Eat. Hour. Hungry. And on and on for about the next 4 hours or so.

banana_granola brownie
apples abdates

I forgot how relentless my hunger can be after long runs! And that isn’t even everything. There were there were also unphotographed pretzels, heart to heart, fage…. bottomless pit is a good way to describe how I was feeling.

We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around the house together. Around 5 we headed out on a family walk/ride to the playground. Maxine and I fell behind and we let Zak and Ava go on ahead.


Our playground ride soon turned into a playground walk (and tricycle carry).


Then a playground hop.


Eventually the blue eyed ones managed to catch up with the brown eyed ones.


just_max anz

Time to head home. Is that a salad on my head?

shadow just_maxine

No, just a tired Maxine.

Dinner tonight was a pair of His and Hers crack wraps. I whipped up some garlic hummus and promptly smeared it into a flat out wrap, wrapped up and grilled lightly with olive oil until heated through. I usually add cheese but left it out of the wrap today today because we were having avocado on the side. I didn’t even miss it.


The photo shoot took place in the dining room for the light, but we really ate dinner at the table in the kitchen where all the cool kids hang out.


That would be Zak wondering why there was Parmesan cheese on my steamed veggies and not his. He’s even saying “Cheese!” as I snapped this pic.

I think Zak said “This is so good” about 10x during our meal. Sometimes the best meals are the simplest ones.

And a happy ending.


But even sweeter than that is two sleeping children and Season 1 of 30 Rock on DVD on a Saturday night. Suh-weeeet!


8 Responses

  1. Your family is so adorable. And your veggie sandwich looks awesome!

  2. Ah the fun bottomless pit days! Lately I’ve actually been wishing I’d get hungry so I can snack! lol. It’s good that your eating though.. your body needs it! 🙂

  3. I love 30 Rock! I had a bottomless pit day but no exercise to warrant it.

  4. I never noticed, but is Maxine left handed?

  5. I know those days where all I want to do is eat. Today will be one of them. I think 9:00 pace is great for a 10 mile run!

  6. how did you like those sport beans? I actually used that flavor during my marathon last fall..along with orange! I’m a fan!

    • I liked them too! I’d never had that flavor before, I don’t even remember where or when I got them. I had them with my stash of gels and beans and snagged them before I ran out the door. I used sport beans for my marathon last year too knowing they had gels on the course. I love that you can eat just a couple and not be left with a huge mess if you don’t want to eat the whole package at once.

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