Long Weekend=Long Runs!

Hi guys! I just got back from a super awesome run!! I’ll tell you about in a minute, but first – last night. After I had my own personal happy hour, the hubski and I went to Chevy’s where we enjoyed a super yummy meal.

We started out with drinks and chips n’ salsa:

I could eat the crap out of those chips. For dinner, I ordered the fajita salad, dressing on the side:

This thing was SO good. I loved finding little chunks of avocado with every few bites:)

We got home, and watched I Love You, Man, which was actually pretty funny! I thought it might be kinda stupid, and it was, but it was also pretty humorous. After movie number one, we had dessert on our minds.

For Shane’s, I was inspired by Angela’s snack she posted on her blog the other day, and I created a variation of it.

5 minute apple crisp:

Toss 1 chopped up apple, a smidgen of butter, a smidgen of almond milk, and a bit of RAW sugar in a bowl, and microwave for one minute. Stir. Add in 1/4 cups of granola of choice and heat it up again for 30 seconds. Then I added butterscotch chips and stirred those in, because Shane’s obsessed with them. He pretty much licked the bowl clean.


Yep, the deliciousness that is banana soft serve. 😀 I also added some dark chocolate chips to the mix.

OK, so back to my run this morning. I usually take my long runs on Sunday, however, the long weekend + the rest day I had yesterday enticed me to take my long run today instead. Plus, I slept through the Body Pump class I was planning on taking haha.

So I went down to the running trail (oh my gosh, there are SO many runners out there on Saturday morning – it’s awesome!) to put in 6 miles. I had planned on 7 miles, but my throat’s been acting up and I didn’t want to push it. So I ran 6 miles on the beautiful, beautiful trail. It’s so awesome how it goes right through ISU – brings back memories on each run 😀

Here were my stats:

Average HR was 162

Yeah, yeah!!

Post run fue was 2 Newmans Own Fid Newtons and a Pumpkin Spice Lattel:


After my run, I was of course a sweaty beast, so I threw on another shirt in my car, and ventured to Hobby Lobby and the Running Shoe store, Often Running.

Unfortunately, I had to take my Adidas Supernova’s back, because they made my left ankle hurt like a mother. I have also been experiencing some dull ankle pain in my other ankle, but not as much as these made my left one feel. So the guy there was SUPER helpful, and took me outside and had me run for him. He noticed that the Asics I was wearing might have too much cushion. So had me try on a few pairs, and then watched me run in each. Afterword, he gave me two pair he recommended, based on what he saw and what I told him they felt like. Both were Mizuno’s, but one pair was $140, and the other was $90.

Guess which ones I picked.

(Not sure what took a bite out of that box)
Like my mama always said, I gots expensive taste. So much for staying under $100 for running shoes 😦 Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? Ankle pain can lead to a stress fracture, and that would be a very bad thing.

However, by now, the price is long forgotten and I am SUPER pumped to run in these shoes! They feel freakin’ awesome, and hold/support my ankles like no other 🙂 I’m praying these stand up to their price.

Well, now it’s time to tackle the TO-DO list:

  • Give Niko a bath
  • Eat lunch
  • Clean both bathrooms
  • Work on the mountain pile of laundry

Later we’re going to an awesome tapas restaurant with another couple! I’m so excited – I loove this place:)
What are your Labor Day plans?


17 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the run!!

    AWESOME new kicks!! Enjoy them 🙂

    Labor Day plans = annual BBQ.

  2. I Love You, Man is a great movie!!

    Love the new shoes, definitely agree that a good pair is worth the money.

    Have fun tonight, tapas sound like a good time 🙂

  3. Good job on the run!
    Love your shoes, never tried that brand, but glad you could return and get new ones, I need to get my feet/running assessed for some really good shoes sometime!
    I have a pile/mountain of laundry too, I hate doing it:(

  4. I love getting new shoes! It's always so much fun! Today Hubs, his friend and I are hanging out and watching football.

  5. Sounds like an awesome run! The weather has been so nice here today, too, but I'm still saving my long run (10-miler! eek!) for tomorrow. We are *supposed* to have great weather all weekend.

    P.S. SOOO jealous about tapas! I lurve them!

  6. Nice run girl – i'd kill to burn that many calories in that short of time! Your salad looks SO good – love the avocado surprises. And the new shoes are fabulous!!! Have fun tonight – we're heading over to a friend's house to watch Auburn football – woo!

  7. Great job on the run! The new shoes look/sound awesome! I have probs with my ankles too and it's no bueno.

    Love the look of those desserts too!

  8. I love getting new runners! That apple crisp sounds wonderful 🙂

  9. I can really put away the tortilla chips too! They are like my biggest food weakness 😉 Glad you had such a fabulous run! And a perfect ending to it too with that pumpkin spice latte 😉 Good luck with the to dos

  10. Congrats on the run! Found your blog from someone elses blog… I've lost track. but glad I did, I love your blog 🙂

  11. Well done on your run! Hope the shoes are better 🙂

  12. I am sorry I have not been commenting lately on your blog, but never fear: I have been reading every day! 🙂 I love the new shoes and I also love how great you have been doing with your running lately. You are motivational! Make me want to start running again. I might just do a little interval on the treadmill today because of you!!! I have not ran in 3 months…and if I do today, I will put a shout out on my bloggie: thanking you for your awesomeness! 🙂 haha I am so cheesy, and I hope you love me for my cheesiness.

  13. Madison – I adore your cheesiness!

  14. Pumpkin Spice Lattes make me so happy. Yum!

  15. Great looking shoes! I hope they work out. Addidas and Asics work for me, but my ankle swelled up with a very expensive New Balance pair years ago. I never tried them again. I'm just about ready to go on my Sunday walk/run to the gym, do a few machines and trudge home. We have a big surprise party to go to at 1:00, and I'm sure to damage the calorie and alcohol count.

  16. Your hair looks really pretty!!!! Also, good job on the run! I'm heading out for a run myself.

  17. have fun bathing the poochie! that apple crisp mess looks to die for. what a great run, way to keep the HR up!

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