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Zippity Doo Da

Posted Feb 14 2011 5:32pm

Hello again! I am just riding so high off of my good news from this morning that I decided to give you all an additional post to get you through the rest of your day. You’re welcome! :P

Nothing fancy, just an update on my eats and post-work activity. Lunch was a ginormous beast of a salad:

In the mix is a bunch o’ greens, red onion, avocado, and a couple pieces of leftover roasted duck that Ben and Taylor brought home after going out to dinner at the famous Peking Gourmet Inn for Taylor’s birthday over the weekend!

I also had a big ol’ green bell pepper with the rest of the homemade hummus that I made last night:

Green is definitely my least favorite color of bell pepper, but it does work pretty well as a vehicle for hummus (which let’s be honest, is always the goal!)

After work I took my good mood all the way to the gym and cranked out 1.52 miles on the treadmill! Unfortunately, that “zippity doo da” feeling didn’t last too long once my legs starting moving.

It was pretty rough, and I got a bad cramp not too long into the run, so I ended up doing a lot of alternating speedwalking (3.5), jogging (4.5 – 5.5), and sprinting (6.5). All in all, I got to a mile and a half and decided to call it a day. I did do some nice stretching afterward though, plus a li’l bit of ab work so I chalk this one up as a success!

Okay, short and sweet post for you guys. I have big plans to make up a batch of Green Monster Pasta for dinner tonight – I’m supahdupah excited about it!

Question: what is the best way to counteract cramps that come up when running? This has always been a problem for me, and my sister says it’s purely because I’m not breathing enough but I feel like I’m huffing and puffing away and it still happens! Tips from you more experienced athletes would be much appreciated!

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