I think I’m at the point in the quarter where things are just not as exciting to blog/read about, but given this is a food and fitness blog, and food has been kind of boring lately, I’m going to focus more on my half training! Because-hello, I’m on week 6 of a 10 week training program!

Yesterday was my 10 mile training run. It actually doesn’t seem like that much anymore. 13.1? That’s a different story. 

I woke up a little bit sore in my calves from my 5k. I was a little concerned, but it ended up not really mattering. Before leaving, I rolled out really well.

My route was just around campus-my two usual runs pieced together. The first part included a giant hill. I know I’ve said I wanted to keep my paces for long runs under 10:00, but I knew that was not realistic given the giant hill. My legs definitely felt a little more tired than I was expecting! 

The good news? I only got rained on a little bit. It started raining right as I left, but didn’t last long. Also, having a giant hill at the start seemed to save my feet. 

Overall, the run went well but I was definitely feeling the impact of the distance by the end. My ankle starting really hurting, which was strange because it hasn’t bothered me in a while and the other ankle, which I rolled last week, was fine. Hmmm…I was able to keep most of the distance off the hill at my goal of under 10:00, including the last 2 miles, which always seem to be the hardest! 


By the time I got back, all the dining halls were closed from brunch. I was grateful I had food in my room, so I had a random mash of things-Amy’s Spinach and Feta wrap, cheese and crackers, fruit. I have to say though, my appetite is nothing like it would be after my long runs when I first started distance running! I guess our bodies adapt!


Also awesome: my mom got me the St. Patrick’s day compression socks! I wore them all day yesterday. I still think compression socks are magic. My calves felt less sore from wearing them, and I have no long run soreness now. I might try running in them to see if it helps my tendonitis!


And since it’s after breakfast and I have a picture, here are my microwave eggs and smoked gouda, and a grapefruit.


Also-I bought a fair amount of Quest bars last Friday. But I really should not be eating them because they have nuts and my skin is going crazy. Would anybody be interested in a giveaway if I did that?? Save me from myself!

8 comments on “Long Run Recap

  1. Bree

    I will forever welcome a giveaway of Quest Bars.

  2. Jessica Wuensch

    I don’t think you’d have any issue giving away those quest bars 🙂

  3. smilemilegirl

    Great job on the run!! That’s such a long time to be out. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    I love my compression sleeves. I think they are miraculous. I really love the Holiday spirit of your socks! 🙂

    And YES PLEASE. I love quest bars and a giveaway would be totally fabulous. 🙂

  4. Leigha

    Giveaway please!!! haha.

    I know what you mean about 10 not feeling like much. But it is! Think of all the people who only dream of running that much! That’s awesome that you kept your pace pretty fast too. What’s your goal time for the half? And I’m with you on my appetite decreasing. I wish it didn’t, but I’m not as hungry anymore!

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