Just-in-Case

You forgot…

I’m Sarah and I love to eat smores, oatmeal and pineapple pizza. Oh and I like to run sometimes too..

Oh hey!

Yikes! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in what? 4 days or so? Woops. I have all great reasons though and they all include wonderful company and very yummy food. 🙂

Even though I disappeared from the blog world for a few days doesn’t mean that I skimped out my running too. No way, not this girl!

I had my 12 mile long run this morning and it went swimmingly! I’ve been experimenting with my training plan and ya know what? I think I found a winner this week!

Here’s the breakdown of my training plan: 

  • Sunday: Active rest day – went on a long walk followed by some pilates
  • Monday: Cross training – Hike/Bike Adventure
  • Tuesday: 4 Miles + weights
  • Wednesday: 7 Miles
  • Thursday: 4 Mile fartlek run
  • Friday: Cross Train – Bike to gym + 20 min elliptical/20 min incline walk + abs + bike back from gym
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: 12 miles!
Normally I run my long runs on Saturday but because of an impromptu weekend getaway..

Baseball games = best summertime activity!

I added an extra cross training day and ran my 12 mile long run on Sunday and ya know what? That extra cross training day did wonders for my legs this morning. Note to self: Two days off of running before long runs from now on. 
After getting pretty burnt out with running a few weeks ago I decided to take a different approach. I added some variety but at the same time more structure too. Throughout this week I’ve been getting to bed around 10:30-11:00 pm and waking up at 6:00 am. I do my whole coffee/luna routine before my workouts begin. And luckily this week I received a lovely package from the lovely people over at Luna Bar to help fuel my morning routine.
I was so excited to receive this package and am loving the Luna running hat! I wore it during my 4 mile run and it fit perfectly. It was super light and kept all of the super cute sweat that I create off my face; and of course kept the sun out of my eyes! Always, a mega plus 🙂
This morning I ate half of the Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna Bar with my coffee and read a few inspiring bloggies to get me pumped: Faith Fitness and Fun & Ali on the Run
After becoming sufficiently inspired I hit the rode for my 12 miles.
  • Mile 1: 8:35 pace – “Whoa baby! Sloowww it down.”
  • Mile 2: 8: 15 pace – “This is weird, slow Sarah.. we have 10 more miles”
  • Mile 3: 8: 45 pace – “Getting better”
  • Mile 4: 9:10 pace – “This is more like it”
  • Mile 5-8: 9:35 pace
  • Mile 9-10: 9:40 pace
  • Mile 11: 9:15 pace
  • Mile 12: 8:30 pace
I have to say that after getting back at 1 am the night before (from babysitting) I was super nervous that I was going to just die on my run this morning. Luckily, I woke up with enough energy to start out with an 8:30 pace! That never happens.It must have been that extra cross training day.
Or my Luna Bar 🙂 
 After finishing up my run I had my second ice bath of my life. Is it weird that I was looking forward to it the entire time I was running? So strange because last week I hated it but this week I lasted a solid 15 minutes in that incredibly beneficial self-made torture device. 
Once I was all iced up/cleaned up I made myself the most perfect post run breakfast. I had planned on using the Blueberry French Toast recipe from Sound Eats but the website was blocked this morning! So, I winged it and I think they turned out pretty excellent if I do say so myself 🙂
Blueberry French Toast with mashed banana + mango chobani + extra blueberries 
Yumzo. 
Now, it’s time for me to catch up on some blog reading. I’m so behind! How have your runs been going this weekend? Good? Great? I want to hear!! 
Happy Sunday
~Sarah
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14 responses to “Just-in-Case

  1. I got in an 11 miler. I have the same problem as you …. I start out WAY too fast and have to remind myself that I have many more miles to go

    • Smore

      11 miles is awesome!! I normally don’t have that problem. I have been starting off super slow but for whatever reason my legs were just ready to go yesterday!

  2. Awesome!! I need to take a number from your book! The French toast looks awesome! Luna bar is awesome, howndo u get so much wonderful things!

    • Smore

      I love luna bar and their whole mission. They have this organization called Luna U to promote healthy active lifestyles for women on campus and I have been wanting to get involved with that for the last few months. Hopefully next fall I’ll be able to.

  3. Topping french toast w/ Mango CHO? Delicious on top of delicious? Brilliant! Thanks for having breakfast w/ us. 🙂

    Emily, Chobani

    • Smore

      Of course! I loved the mango flavor! I just need to try the pineapple now. I feel like blueberry french toast with pineapple chobani would be soo great!

  4. You can totally catch up on the 30 day challenge, just start taking some pics! I put a reminder in my phone to go off every day this month at noon and 7pm so I wouldn’t forget to do it. I’ve actually been having a lot of fun coming up with ideas of what pic to take (which is why I set two alarms so if I forgot about what to do I had another reminder before the day ended)

    Major score on the impromptu weekend! Woot! And you did awesome on your run! Congrats!

    P.S. Love me a Luna Chocolate Raspberry Bar!

    • Smore

      Yumm! Luna chocolate raspberry bars are soo good! Okay, this week I’m catching up on this photo challenge! Hopefully, I can get my act together!

  5. Good job!! It definitely helps to take days off before long runs. It’s AMAZING how fresh our legs feel after a short break!! Good job on the run!

  6. I came by to check in on how you’re doing and what a nice surprise to see you mentioning me. Aw, shucks!

    Awesome job on the run. I wonder if taking 2 cross training days before my run would help? Hmmm….

    Also – LOVE lunabars. I plan on having one for a snack today in fact. S’mores flavor even!!! It’s like we’re meant to be blog buds. 😉

    • Smore

      A s’mores bar?? How perfect! I’d have to agree. Blog buds brought together by smore’s, luna bars and running. I do believe that would be close to something called serendipity 🙂

  7. Haha, welcome back, Sarah. I’m not a runner so I have nothing much to comment on that aspect, but girl you look hot and pro in your running outfit! 🙂

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