Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Running Buddy

Running with someone else is almost always better.  Faster.  More fun.  Safer. Better.

I started running my freshman year of college at MU with my roommate and best friend Sarah. 

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(This was obviously taken before we started running.  Holy sunburn.)  We would go to chemistry in our running clothes and then hit up the 1/3 mile track after class.  We literally started at only 1/3 of a mile at a time and ssllloowwwlly built up.

On my weekends home, and during many summers and holiday breaks to come, I would run with my sister Jessie. 

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She was great at challenging me, and we would always sprint the last few minutes back home.  We still get a chance, every once in a while, to hit the pavement together.

When I started pharmacy school I quickly convinced Chessa to run with me and she was a great accountability keeper. 

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If she had planned to run that day, we would run.  Period.  We have run many places together – from in between classes at pharmacy school, to local races, to the mountains of Africa. 

However, because of moving around and such, I have been running solo for the past few years.  But, guess what?  Now I have a brand new running partner!  Courtney, my best friend from 4th grade who moved in down the street from me. 

Courtney is the real deal – she has ran multiple half and full marathons and even completed a full IronMan.  She is legit.  So naturally I was super pumped when she agreed to start running with me in the mornings.  Yesterday we met before the sun came up for a 5 mile run.  It was so nice to have someone to chit chat with and to warn me with there was a dip in the road.  I am currently trying to convince her to run my next half marathon with me.  We shall see…

Food

Breakfast was a egg burrito and grapefruit sad face. 

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I seared up a few chicken tenders to add to some greens for lunch. 

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I snacked on some popcorn when I got home.

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Dinner was a very serious buffalo chicken pizza.

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I started with Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough and added a sauce of yogurt ranch dressing and Louisiana Hot Sauce.  The toppings were shredded chicken (that I boiled earlier), green onions, and 2% mozzarella cheese (for me) and cheddar cheese (for Dan). 

Served with some green beans that I roasted while the chicken was boiling. And a plastic Royals cup.  Keeping it classy.

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Thought for the day

Points Breakdown

Daily points (30) + Activity Points (10)- Eating points (40) = 0

Weekly Points (49) – Mon (0) – 49

5 servings of fruits and veggies

whole grains when possible

2 servings of dairy

2 tsps of oil

lean protein

limit sugar and alcohol

multivitamin

Water: 100 oz.

2 comments:

  1. That pizza looks delish!
    I too love having a running partner, it makes the time go by faster, I run faster and usually farther..

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  2. How fun! I love all of the old pictures. :)

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