Happy Monday! First off, go check out my guest post today on Positive Thinking!

Since it’s Monday, let’s catch up on some weekend eats and things.


Mango Chobani, mango, granola, and sunflower seed butter.

Saturday morning I had to go to the doctor’s office to get my blood stolen drawn for my nut allergy test. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had getting my blood drawn-I only left with one hole in my arm. Yeah, I’m one of those people with impossible veins to find. Last time I walked out with a bandage on each arm, shaking. I’ve had enough really bad experiences with it that it really is traumatizing for me now.

I also saw Despicable Me 2 on Saturday! My biggest takeaway! I want a guacamole hat! Where can I get one? Anyone want to make one and send it to me??

Also, fellow rowers out there, please tell me you thought about rowing when Gru was in that boat rowing and the minions were ‘coxing’ him? My whole family laughed at me because that sounded just about right.

After my intense desire for a guac hat, we decided to go to Chipotle. Fun fact: I’ve never been to a Chipotle before. I got a burrito bowl with chicken.


The verdict? It was okay. I feel like I’ve had something else better somewhere else. I mean I liked it, but not sure I’d go there a ton again.

And frozen yogurt was conveniently next door, so it’s no surprise what came next…


I had a big dilemma here. See that pink blob? I REALLY didn’t want that there ruining the picture, but I REALLY wanted to try watermelon sorbet. So guess what won out? Yeahhh. So the rest there is dulce de leche and chocolate froyo with blueberries and candy. At this particular froyo place, I always get too much candy. It’s in these dispensers where it comes out WAY too fast.

Other Saturday highlight? Watching Tim Lincecum’s no hitter 🙂

Sunday was my big run day. My longest run of half training. Unfortunately, I ate WAYY too much on Saturday and woke up with a stomacheache. I ate my normal breakfast and tried to wait it out, which worked. However, that kind of came back to bite me in the butt a little later on…

I actually have been really enjoying these long runs. My 6 mile and 8 mile long runs at the beginning of training were torture, mostly because I took them too fast. I felt really good on this run-I felt better at the halfway point than I have in my other, shorter runs’ halfway points. I felt like I could push the pace a little more, but my feet were kind of an issue. I had to walk a few steps every few miles to try and shake some of the pain out of my toes. I swear I’d be way faster if my feet didn’t hate me!

Around mile 9, I started to pay for some of my mistakes. Mistake 1: I tossed my water too early. I hate having to carry it, so when I’m close enough to being done I toss whatever is left. Not only did I toss it too early, I didn’t drink that much earlier in the run. I tossed it around mile 7 or 8, and my stomach started cramping at the end of the run, and especially badly in the last .3 miles. Mistake 2: eating breakfast too early before running. Since I delayed my run due to a stomachache, I was STARVING by the end of the run, and I definitely ran out of gas in the last few miles (in comparison to my 11 miler last week where I ran my fastest mile as the 11th mile). So in the future, I need to stick to my normal time frame (and eat better the night before). I think for race day, I’m going to carry an extra goo in case some thing like this happens.

But in the end? Who cares. I ran 12 miles. Pace Shmace. All I care about now is that I’m confidant I can finish the 13.1 miles. Image

I put my compression socks on first thing when I got back (and I immediately felt better-how is this possible?). I also drank a TON of water. I wish I had weighed myself before I left so I could have figured out how much water I lost. Next time. My legs were actually feeling pretty ok by the end of the day.

Post run lunch!


Smoothie with pineapple coconut water, pineapple, and mango.


Turkey burger and chips and guac.

I spent the afternoon basically not moving. I did write out my training plan for my next half though! How exciting is that?? Most of my training is actually before school starts, which is a little easier.


I wrote out the same training plan as this time, but I’m not exactly going to follow it. I’m only planning on running 3x per week, instead of 4. I figured I’d have the 4 down though so I could pick and choose if I wanted to run more times. We shall see. Another major difference in my training will be the types of runs I’ll be doing. Most of my training runs for this race have been slow and flat. I’m going to work on running harder a little more the next time around, especially since I’m only doing 2 short runs (plus a long one). I also need to run more hills because I’m doing the Nike Women’s in SF, and let’s just say that it’s not flat.

Dinner was BBQ chicken salad. We had mango BBQ sauce so we added mangoes to the salad as well.


Also in the mix-corn, tomato, red pepper, and avocado. Tossed in an olive oil/lime juice mixture. Yum!

I also had a huge blueberry bread craving. While this stuff isn’t at all healthy, it is the best thing ever.


Can adding extra blueberries count as healthifying it?


And it’s in bread (not muffin) form because everything is better in bread form.


And who actually waits for it to cool anyways?


I’m pretty sure I negated my entire run given how much of this stuff I ate 🙂

So good.

I have a ton of random things that need to be done this week-figure out self hosting, maybe order a Fitness is Sweet shirt, do some long-overdue Nutritional research for a professor, study for a midterm, and decide/book Healthy Living Summit…I better get to work!

Bread or muffin form? Muffins or cupcakes?

8 comments on “Running Mistakes

  1. emilysmilesformiles27

    I have to say, I’m a muffin girl. muffins over cupcakes too! I loved your guest post. I make the exact same mistakes when I run sometimes. That’s an amazing pace! Props to you for doing that all on your own and finishing the run despite a tough day and a tough finish. You can totally do this half marathon! I guess I’m weird, but chipotle isn’t my favorite either!! Finally, I found someone else who doesn’t obsess over it (:

    1. Aurora

      I thought I was the only one not obsessed! I’m probably muffin over cupcake, but muffins and cupcakes over any other baked good 🙂

  2. Beth @ Mangoes and Miles

    That’s why you run, though, isn’t it? So you can eat more? No? Just me? …okay. 😛 haha

    How have you never been to Chipotle? During the school year, I’m there once a week…I depend on my weekly Chipotle dinners to survive college!

    Speaking of positive thinking–even though your run wasn’t perfect, I’m glad you learned something from it! We’ll always have our good days and our bad days, but that’s life, isn’t it? 🙂

    1. Aurora

      Haha it’s 100% not just you! Yeah I guess I never made it out to a Chipotle! Crazy, right?

    1. Aurora

      I know, right?? It’s sad.

  3. skylar35

    Good job on 12 miles!! You live and you learn 🙂 And I LOVE Chipotle. I’ve only been twice. Sad I know, but I love it. And most of the time I’m a bread slice girl, but I love a muffin every now and then too.

    1. Aurora

      Haha I mean they’re both good options!

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